Primate Performance – Chimpanzees and Orangutans with Sarah Perry 21st July 2019

Sunday 21st July 2019,  3-6pm at Sadler’s Wells with Sarah Perry.

To join this workshop it is recommended that you have previously attended one of our Intro to Creature Performance workshops. 

This workshop is the second in a series of Primate Performance workshops developed by Sarah Perry. Sarah has been working closely with ZSL, Zoologists and Primate specialists to research and develop this series of workshops especially for the performance industry. The workshop is open to Actors, Animators, MoCap Performers and all who are interested in Creature Studies & Performance. We will look at the specific habits, behaviourisms, social interactions, physical attributes and dynamic qualities of both Chimpanzee’s and Orangutans, we shall also consider the breath patterns and sounds that these primates make too. We shall then consider how we may need to adapt some of these qualities to fit our human form, discussing what we could do with regards to special and visual effects to assist a more authentic performance. 

Next Primate Performance – Gorillas & Gibbons tba soon. 

Early bird booking fee if booked and paid for by 21st June 2019 £45.  From 22nd June 2019: £55.  Students & Spotlight members will receive a 10% discount with proof of ID/Spotlight link.  MoCap Troupe members will receive a 15% discount.

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About Sarah Perry
Sarah is a movement director, performance coach and practitioner working in Film, TV, Animation and Theatre. She is the founder of Shapes in Motion and the coordinator of The MoCap Troupe, a group of professional actors, dancers and performers who work within the MoCap industry.  Sarah recently worked as Movement Director for a R&D MoCap/Live Performance project at Warwick University in connection with Warwick Arts Centre. She has also worked as movement director for R&D project Creature with SDNA.TV and was the Movement Coach on Jupiter Ascending directed by The Wachowskis and on Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn. Sarah is frequently called in to work with various renowned VFX companies to assist their animation teams working on various projects, productions and characters and has worked with character animators working on feature films that have included; The Jungle Book, Guardians of the Galaxy, World War Z, John Carter, Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. Sarah teaches MoCap Performance for Actors at Mountview,  Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, East 15, CSSD, Staffordshire University, ICAT, The Actors Centre and for Spotlight. Sarah teaches on various Animation, BA & MA courses including at; Escape Studios, Norwich University of the Arts, UAL – LCC, University of Hertfordshire, Ravensbourne …