Create and communicate

Create & Communicate

An interactive collaboration using just ourselves and an empty space

Two Day Workshop
21 & 22 May
£80 (students £60)

Limited places available so early booking is strongly advised.

Venue: spudWORKS, Station Road, Sway, Hampshire, SO41 6BA


Workshop Description

Using techniques developed over 40 years of creating improvised Physical Theatre artistic Director Philip Knight leads the group in exploring their potential for communication without words, to develops a vocabulary of feeling and will power. At the heart of the work is the potential for awareness and connection to be honed to enable people to be able to create as a group.

Using the groups experiences and memories the workshop explores the idea of Happiness, what shaped the moments of happiness in our lives and is it possible to communicate the truth of our happiness to others.

The two-day workshop culminates in a performance created by the group. This might be for the group only or to a small, invited audience. The decision to be made by the group. The performance is improvised within the parameters set in the workshop. The group creates the performance in the moment, using the disciplines and material devised in the workshops. There is no script only the groups intuition and shared understanding of the process to bring what is needed to the moment.


The workshop is for anyone interested in exploring their potential for creative expression. All are welcome, (age18+) there is no need for previous performance experience, only a willingness to engage with the process as fully as possible.

Music – If any of the participants have the skill to improvise on a musical instrument this might be integrated into the process, but it is not a requirement.

Workshop Mission Statement

Human Beings are creative animals, as a species they have a desire to explore understand and create. They are capable of amazing feats of wonder and terrible destruction. Now perhaps in this age of amazing technical possibilities where we search even beyond our solar system we are perhaps as far from understanding ourselves and our needs as we have ever been.

The Pandemic has affected society in many ways, not least in forcing us even more than before to communicate on screens. I have perceived that we as social beings might need to examine this relationship and how it is affecting our social interaction.

Much of my work to date has dealt with creating non-verbal group communication a Sort of intuition or group energy. It seems to me there is now more than ever a need for exploring how we interact with each other within the same physical space.

It might be that what humans need to feel happy is quite simple and near at hand. The workshop aims to explore the idea of happiness and if it is possible to truly communicate those feelings.

Workshop options/needs

Tailored workshops There is the potential to tailor the workshops for specific existing groups. For example actors wishing to enhance their existing skill set, or community groups wishing to explore a theme relevant to them.

Length The length of time the workshop takes is flexible. From one day to a full week or regular sessions of two hours over a set time. The more time the deeper the exploration. A two full day workshop is effective and realistic.

Needs The workshop needs only an empty room where the group are able to work undisturbed. The group size is limited by the size of the room. As an example, a classroom might accommodate a group of between ten and twelve a hall or gym up to twenty to twenty four. As a rule of thumb all the participants would need to be able to lie on the floor with arms outstretched without touching.