The Sounds of Comedy!
Join our IMPs (Inclusive Music Project) this February half term for our ‘Sounds of Comedy’ holiday club. The fabulous SLAP (Social Live Arts Performances) directors Lydia Cottrell and Sophie Unwin will be running this action-packed workshop for us as part of this year’s Taste of SLAP festival.
Lydia and Sophie will take you through some fun movement exercises helping you explore the classic sounds and movements used in comedy. Then using dance, movement and sound effects you’ll create your own comedy sketches to perform for everyone at the end of the workshop.
Just watch out for those custard pies!
When: Thursday 20th February
Times: We're running two sessions, one for Juniors (aged 5-11) from 10am-12pm and one for Seniors (11+) from 1-3pm.
Where: York High School, Cornlands Road, YO24 3WZ
Cost: £10 (subsidies available)
To find out more and to book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 01904 626965.
More about SLAP
Lydia and Sophie have been making, performing, producing and curating performance works together since 2011; crafting exciting performances which are frank, observant and accessible. They have a background in theatre, dance and cabaret. They have performed to audiences both regionally and nationally including Dance Base, Edinburgh, Contact Theatre, Manchester, The Place, London and York Theatre Royal.
SLAP stands for Social Live Art Performance as a company they aim to create a fun and supportive environment for audiences to experience live performance. It's a big part of SLAP's ethos that everyone that comes to SLAP is treated equally, SLAP believe that everyone has the right to experience art no matter their background. Taste of SLAP is a full day of performances that will take place in different areas of the York Theatre Royal.
SLAP is passionate about supporting local talent as well as bringing international artists to the city. This year they've collaborated with Drama Soc at York University to commission a brand new play written by student Aisling Lally which will be performed by local company Teastain Theatre. They're also programming York St John Graduate Siara Illing Ahmed with her work ‘I Am Mixed’ as well as York-based puppeteer Freddiedoespuppets who will be presenting her performance as part of our cabaret event Dry Hump.
Access is at the heart of SLAP, they always use venues that have flat or ramped access from the street, elevators and accessible bathrooms. SLAP believes income should not be a barrier to accessing performance and therefore they've made all events as part of the festival either free or pay-what-you-can.