Physical Theatre Workshop with Amanda Pye


Toronto based dance artist/actor Amanda Pye will be teaching a physical theatre workshop on June 11, 2019 from 10:00am-11:30am in the Muriel Taylor Studio at the Ruth Carse Centre for Dance.

“I have drawn upon my interest in dance theatre, physical comedy, Lecoq training, and improvisation to create a set of structures for a physical theatre class. The workshop incorporates various acting techniques/ exercises, use of voice, and physical improvisational tasks.  I am interested in the world that can exist when both disciplines collide. Using both the tools from movement and acting training, I am constantly working to uncover the natural relationship between the self and expression of self. It is important to me to expand past the tradition and training of contemporary performance to a place where voice, character, and full body expression are naturally incorporated. In my practice, the entire body is at play and includes the idiosyncrasies of natural human expression. It is important for me to share work that allows an opening up to the pathway of sound and honing it as an important tool to be fully present the body, space, and possible characters. The workshop is accessible to a wide range of movers of varying levels and experience.”
Amanda Pye is a Toronto-based dance artist/actor and a graduate of the Ryerson University Performance Dance Program. Amanda has had the opportunity to perform the work of many artists including Aeris Körper, Mikaela Demers, Heidi Strauss, I/O Movement, Sarah Koekkoek,  Jasmyn Fyffe, Gadfly Dance Company, Candice Irwin, Sasha French, Alias Dance Project, Frog in Hand, and Shotgun Juliet Theatre Company. Amanda’s work as an actor includes various theatre productions as well as a wide range of work on film; including television, short film, and dance film. She has continued her artistic research in professional workshops such as Springboard Danse Montreal, Batsheva New York Intensive, b12 contemporary dance festival in Berlin, the Hofesh Shechter Company Intensive at The Banff Centre, and Transformation Danse. Amanda continues to look for new opportunities for development, exploration, and collaboration.