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Theatre Lab (for Adults) at The Studio, Windsor, 12.30pm – 3.30pm, Saturday 20th April, £20.
Limited capacity. Advance Booking – to book and register your place please email email@example.com
There is free parking onsite and the venue is close to a pay-and-display car park, approximately 15 minute walk, from either Windsor & Eton Central or Windsor & Eton Riverside Train Station….
Nisha has worked on stage, in film and as a presenter on television, has trained at The Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre and studied Theatre at Dartington College of the arts.
We will warm up together, shaking away preconceptions that can hamper performance and I will lead you through explore practical exercises for the body and some devised theatre processes to create compositional performance material. But most importantly, ‘Theatre Lab’ is a physical-theatre workshop; it is a place to explore, experiment & play. It is for beginners to the more experienced, for dancers, performance artists and poets, theatre-makers, actors – it is for anyone who likes to MOVE and is happy to share with each other (no public performance). For all art forms, for the creatively curious and for all intrigued by or involved in theatre making.
– Raise awareness and confidence
– Test out thematic ideas
– Invent something new
– Share and develop your theatre skills
However, emphasis on skill is not so important but a willingness to engage in the activities exercises and share with each-other in a safe environment.
The framework for exploration for Theatre Lab includes, but is not defined by, working with ‘characterisation through walking’, exploring the ‘elements’, physicality of the human ‘emotions’, a creative–writing exercise and storytelling. Working on performance composition using story/text, song/sounds, dance/movement, to then create a new story and present them to each-other as a way of learning throughout the duration of the workshop.
You are welcome to arrive, 15mins before the workshop to do your own physical warm-up before the workshop starts. The cafe bar will be open from 10am until 1pm. If the cafe shutters are closed you can ring the buzzer by the double-door, side entrance. Please wear comfy clothes you can stretch and move about in, bring layers to keep warm, a bottle of water and an open mind.
Performed in Pantomime as Dandini & Fairy Godmother in ‘Cinderella’ 2018/19 at The Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Voicing Anjali in the ‘Strange Brigade’ video game.
Loved celebrating two birthdays this year! One in the J20 Spritz ‘Find your mojo’ advert!
Featured but hidden and well protected in the latest #Vanish ‘Love for longer’ commercial
#HOLLYOAKS! I appeared in Hollyoaks, which aired on E4 on 22nd December 2017 & on Ch 4 on the 27th December 2017.
Appearing regularly as Channel host for CBeebies Asia – going out to several Asian countries, http://www.cbeebies.com/asia
‘I’s for SALE’
I performed, ‘I’s for SALE’, on Saturday 2nd June (as part of the postponed, International Women’s Day events in the Town Square, due to the snowy weather). It was a last minute experimental performance-art, performance poetry, art installation and drop-in community outreach workshop, turned around in short amount of time, improvised using separate extracts fused together from our theatre show, ‘There are Secrets, Dear Sister’, that Anna and I devised for International Women’s Day last March The Curve – Slough. I compiled different poems starting with Sylvia Plath’s, ‘Mirror’, followed by ‘Grazia Greer’ written by my co-collaborator, Anna Jones and then my own poems. The make-up I wore was part of the ‘Grazia Greer’ – aka the ‘Cover those pores’ section from our theatre show, that we originally recorded and projected as a floating (‘globlinesque-bad-witch’) head, looking down on the human (me) writhing on the floor. On the day, I made 4 live videos (facebook and instagram), different takes which I compiled to one take and uploaded to youtube. Plus there is a final film which the photographer recorded as I was ‘going live’ for one of the takes. I also took ‘selfies’ from willing passers-by who participated in our community outreach that was happening simultaneously, keeping only the photos with consent given. This work continues sparked by our International Women’s Day Theatre show. ‘I’s for SALE’ forming part of our research and development, trying out new ideas for further performance projects we have submitted proposals for. So if you like it or are intrigued. Watch this space. So if you like it or are intrigued. Watch this space. #International #Women #Day #performancepoetry #theatre #poetry #art #installation #identity #image #slough #Berkshire #London
‘There are Secrets, Dear Sister’
A scratch performance I co-devised and performed in, last March, as part of the International Women’s Day Celebrations. It was a commission, by The Curve (a multi-purpose venue) in Berkshire.
Research, rehearsal, reviews and show pics of ‘There are Secrets, Dear Sister’. After approaching The Curve – Slough, to be a venue partner for a different funding bid project, The Curve were interested and kindly offered us a commission to make our theatre project happen. It was a wonderful opportunity for Anna Jones and I to collaborate together after previously working on a much smaller commission, Anna had approached me with her creative writing ideas. Anna wished to pursue her love of creative writing, directing, producing and me with my love for devised theatre-making, idea-making, creating and performing. And what an opportunity for me to bring theatre home, to the town I moved to as a young girl with my Mother. An excellent moment to breathe in and out, utilising my training and ideas gathered over the years, harnessed from Mime school to Dartington College of Arts that had matured in me. To research and celebrate what was hidden in our town, what women were/are hidden in the connection to and heritage of our town. And as always celebrate my late Mother and my own multi-layered identity as part of the International Women’s Day Celebrations. And what a journey it has been, a learning experience and a challenge and what amazing feedback from those that came to watch, I hopefully wish to add here. Thank you to everyone that has listened, offered help and advice or sent good wishes, to those that did help by offering props, worked hard and to all of our audience, wonderful to have an audience member who had also studied at Dartington College of Arts in the crowd, whom I had not seen in years. And a big, BIG, thank-you, goes to Anna Jones of course, my co-collaborator; Jackie, Hannah and Danya and all staff at The Curve, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Technicians, Matt Biss and Rob, our Costume, Prop-maker and Stage-Manager, Mark Burford, Rob for the Music and composition, Richard Rowntree for helping with filming and a fast edit, 4Motion Dance Theatre Company for stand-by rehearsal space and equipment, if needed, Karen Hanley and Jamie Hanley, Richmond for props, all our community outreach participants and of course those that are nearest and dearest to me, Richmond Harding and my always helpful Dad – especially both of them for listening to me repeatedly going on and on and on. And I will, continue to go on and on and on. #stars #secrets #snow #snowflake #stories #spokenword #scratchperformance #slough #slougharts #devisedtheatre #pinkladoo #poonams #internaltionalwomesday2018 #IWD2018 #carolineherschel #herschels #astronomy #Sophia #sophiaduleepsingh #lydiasimmons #catchmeatthecurve
I just completed a run starring as Princess Jasmine, in Q Productions ‘Aladdin’, in Maidenhead’s first professional panto! It was an absolute joy to perform alongside a West-End cast and an ensemble of young-local performers in a fun family show, so close-to-home.
Back from the Brighton Fringe, to an afternoon of STORYTELLING at The Curve Slough children’s library as part of the celebrations of Home Slough ‘Streets-Alive’ day-time event in conjunction with Creative Junction Page’s sunset supper, singing and spoken word, ‘We are all made of Stars’ event on Saturday 17th June, and RECITING POETRY in the evening. There was a whole host of activities and entertainment inside and out on the streets; music, dance and theatre. With Bureau Of Silly ideas , Sol Samba and much, much more. There was something for everyone. ‘As part of the national The Big (Lunar) Lunch come and experience art and eat with us, including an event designed for sunset and Iftar. These events also mark The Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox MP and are about togetherness and collective action.’ CJ
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#slough #Berkshire #brighton #children #storytelling #theatre #dance #music #streetparty #herschels #cosmos #constellations #astrononomy #celebrations #biglunarlunch #thegreatgettogether #togetherness #jocox #sunset #supper #love #peace #unity
Great to perform ‘The Grimmest of Grimm Tales’ with Avva Laff Productions at Brighton Fringe Festival, 27th May – 4th June 2017 at 15:15.
At Sweet Venue 263, St Andrew’s, 3 waterloo Street, Brighton, BN3 1AG.
Loved having been a guest in the 5th series of Citizen Khan last November 2016 on
Has regularly sung live with The Herberts, the new album is free to stream and download here:- http://www.theherbertsband.co.uk/ and has enjoyed singing backing vocals for Richmond & the Groovolution too!
Invited back to perform at The Curve by Creative Junction last December 2016 for more Storytelling, ‘The Story of the universe’, as part of Spark Festival -Spark celebrates the Herschels, the universe, light and discovery. Amongst a whole range of activities including my recital of a poem about Caroline Herschel by Anna Jones (Creative Director of Creative Junction). http://www.creativejunction.org.uk/carousel/spark-be-inspired-by-slough-the-universe/
Returned to puppeteer on ‘The Gift’ with Beautiful Creatures Theatre Company in November 2016 as part of Dance Reading, after having worked on a re-imagining of ‘The Gift’ in June. And previously performing with the same theatre company as The Moth in December 2015, guiding ‘The Winter Giant’ home.
Latest music video from The Herberts
A song about a love of Spirituality, playing music as a way of sharing community spirit and why we do this anyway, regardless of fame or money
Working with Richmond & The Groovolution:-
I helped to unpack bags, boxes and trunks revealing veils and stands of silk. I opened up my Mothers suitcase and there were her Saris, handed down to me, what better way to display those beautiful exotic garments ranging from the 60’s onwards, in Richmond Hardings new live music video, where I helped dress the set for ‘I the Needle (you the thread)’.
Do have a look, the visuals and music is beautiful and awash with colour.