Dimanche Performance & Workshop Physical and Poetic Theatre Artist Masterclass
19 October 2023
Pair your performance of Dimanche with this physical and poetic theatre artist masterclass led by actor and director Sicaire Durieux (Co-director of Compagnie Chaliwaté). This workshop is for professional artists at any stage of their career.
|Tuesday 19 October||
11am - 1pm
When booking the package you will be asked to choose a performance time, subject to availability.
Performance + Workshop
This price includes both a place on the workshop and a single ticket to see any performance of - Dimanche (which runs 12 - 21 October 2023)
$8.95 booking fee applies per transaction
Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.
The only authorised ticket agency for this event is Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the frequently asked questions below.
This workshop runs for approximately 2 hours.
Event duration is a guide only and may be subject to change.
- The ticket includes both a place on the workshop and a single ticket to see any performance of - Dimanche (which runs 12-21 October 2023)
- Strictly limited capacity – first in best dressed
- There will be a maximum of 20 artists in attendance for the masterclass
- The workshop is open to participants aged 18 and over that have some professional practice as a theatre/dance/movement artist
Learn how to create evocative, suggestive and metaphorical images for theatre performance
Join lead artist Sicaire Durieux from the Chaliwaté company, creators of Dimanche, in a masterclass for artists as part of the 50th Birthday celebrations at Sydney Opera House.
In this 2 hour workshop you will discover the fundamental principles of gestural theatre, the bases specific to the arts of mime and gesture. Through simple exercises, you will approach the musicality of the movement, the precision of the gesture, the triple drawing, the game with the invisible, the fixed point and the mobile point, the different types of movement, but also isolation, and dissociation, rhythm work linked to burlesque acting and metamorphoses.
This initiation is based on the teachings of Etienne Decroux, Marcel Marceau and Jacques Lecoq.
Chaliwaté embrace a vision of theatre that is poetic, physical, visual and artisanal, playing both with comedy within the tragic. Inspired by daily situations, they look at everyday life to talk about social issues that affect everyone. As such they explore a form of theatre that can easily travel and be embraced around the world.
Sydney Opera House Presents
Find out more about the performance
Dimanche uses physical theatre to tell a dreamlike story about the uncontrollable forces of nature. Combining puppetry, video and deadpan mime, Dimanche observes the ingenuity of humans as they try to preserve their day-to-day habits despite the chaos of an ecological collapse.
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Frequently asked questions
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All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to the foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer or as directed by Sydney Opera House staff, adhering to COVID-safe rules.
The health, safety and wellbeing of everyone at the Sydney Opera House is our top priority. In line with this commitment, the Opera House became a smoke-free site in January 2022. Read our Smoke-free Environment Policy.
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