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Ring Out Your Character – A Rule 34 Workshop
May 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST$43.29 – $48.56
WE’RE RUNNING A WORKSHOP!
“RING OUT YOUR CHARACTER” is a wrestling and character building workshop with professional wrestler and queer performance artist DOUGHNUT MESSAROUND.
Wrestling and performance art are one and the same. The best way to describe it is a soap opera with body slams.
As feminists and performers it’s important to have an understanding of body movement and awareness but also a sense of power within it.
Acacia Christensen – aka. DOUGHNUT MESSAROUND – is a professional wrestler and queer performance artist from Toronto who has learned that the interactive nature of being in a ring with both fellow performers and the audience have helped to form a more well-rounded and fun approach to being on stage.
In this workshop we ask that you come with a basic character in mind (if you already perform under a persona for drag or burlesque, etc, then come with them!). With it we will start with some exercises in basic character building to warm up and introduce ourselves to one another. From there, you will be taught some basic low-impact wrestling movies that are safe enough to learn for beginners, but impressive enough to wow your audience. (And to be honest, make you feel tough as nails!)
What you will learn:
* Character building
* Basic theatrical wrestling moves
* How to combine the two!
What to bring/wear:
* Wear something you’re comfortable moving around in. Costumes are fine as long as you’re not wearing anything sharp or are worried about doing physical activity in.
* Comfy shoes or no shoes (no high heels of any sort!)
This workshop is strictly limited to 15 participants.
All genders and sexualities welcome. 18+.
About Rule 34 Club:
Rule 34 Club is a theatre group that hosts part-performance, part-storytelling events and parties in Sydney; which poke at the boundaries of controversy, while elevating and celebrating local underground performance talent.
Facebook: Rule 34 club