Workshops are a central focus for GymJam.
Our outreach is geared towards a variety of organisations and groups, including but not limited too:
Community Groups, Youth Theatres, Schools, Universities and Colleges,
and Research Bodies and Centres.
Below are examples of our workshop packages.
If you would like something bespoke, for example, a devising workshop for a research task or
module of education, please don't hesitate to get in touch, we would love to help.
Gym-Jam’s Creative SWEAT workshops are a workout for your creative muscles. They are one or two day intensives, targeted at any community, including: schools, colleges, universities and youth theatres.
These sessions are a great insight into how we work as a company. They are about checking-in physically, mentally and creatively to shake up your devising and physical theatre practice.
What to expect:
These workshops are rarely the same twice, as we observe what the room needs most.
The first part of our Creative SWEAT workshops will provide you with guided time to unlock your physicality and explore your personal movement with curiosity. Once warm, our skill-builder session will offer tools for your creative-toolkit. This will include; ensemble awareness, impulse work and release work.
After you have built up a sweat, we will begin working collaboratively and playfully with your fellow artists in the room. We utilise quick fire devising tasks, creative provocations and sandbox style play, to create and develop performance material. This will include; working physically to tell stories, working with objects, sound and light, and working with text.
NB Please note that GymJam have developed a version of our Creative SWEAT workshops that adhere to Social Distancing measures and guidance. The workshops are as Covid secure as we can promise.
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"Such a great workshop!
Still buzzing from it!
I was physically and mentally engaged throughout.
The day let me open up my creative thinking and allowed me to work with some great artists
The Sandbox Sessions are an unlocked space for creative free-thinking and a catalyst for collaborative thinking.
The format. Practitioners from a variety of backgrounds come together with active participants to explore a set theme or idea over a variable time period. These can last between 1 day to 7 days.
Our most recent Sandbox Session saw us collide Michael Lynch's Videography practice with freshly devised physical theatre devised by a temporary ensemble of performers.