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Physical Theatre with Kane Husbands

Tuesdays, 27th February - 26th March
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Join Kane Husbands, NYT Associate Artist and founding Artistic Director of The PappyShow, as he shares his practice and experience over six practical physical theatre sessions.

Kane Husbands is the Founder and Artistic Director of The PappyShow and a Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. He is a facilitator, director, performer and maker specialising in movement, dance, ensemble and physical theatre. His work and research look into diversity, inclusion and difference and finding spaces where many identities thrive. His work is often site-specific and seen on stages, screen and in digital spaces. Kane is an associate of the National Youth Theatre, Squint Theatre and The North Wall, Oxford. He choreographed the Welcoming Ceremonies of the London Olympics, Paralympics, and the Glasgow Commonwealth Team. For the National Theatre his work includes movement on Blues for an Alabama Sky.

As a director for The PappyShow work includes: BOYS, Boy Fly, GIRLS, CARE, SHINE BLACK, OUR HOUSE and What Do You See?. Other work for theatre includes productions for the National Theatre, Chichester, Nottingham Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, the Old Vic, the Midlands Arts Centre (Birmingham), the SCOOP Outdoor Theatre, Rose Bruford College, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of West London, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff), the National Youth Theatre, the King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture (Saudi Arabia), the National Theatre of Scotland, the Kiln, Fran Wen, among other companies and venues.


Course Details



27th Feb

5th, 12th, 19th and 26th March


6pm - 9pm


This course is for those ages 18 - 30

What should I bring?

This is an active course, so please wear comfortable clothing, bring a snack and water bottle (NYT is walking distance to many corner shops, cafes & local supermarkets to buy food from), and a notepad and pen if you wish to make notes

I have access needs, can I still take part?

Our courses are adaptable for participants with disability and neurodivergence where required. All participants are asked to provide Access Requirements before attending to make sure their needs are met. For further information, please contact auditionandcourses@nyt.org.uk

This is a course to understand the world of movement and physical theatre. We will look at using the body to communicate feeling, story, character and narrative. We will look at a range of techniques that help raise our own understanding of the body, and how that body can communicate a message. We will look at devising, creating and finding exercises that generate ‘play’ and a sense of movement and physicality. This is a practical course and we will work through doing. The course will look at the full expanse of how we can work to understand and develop our physical ability using our unique strengths whilst looking to some new approaches to understanding movement and physical theatre.

This course is aimed at:

· Professional actors at any stage who want to try out some new techniques and work with new material

· Those considering a career as an actor who wish to build up their toolkit

· Dancers, athletes, gymnasts looking to create and communicate through movement

· People looking to improve – who have always felt uncomfortable when it comes to movement

· Performers who want to focus more on visual devised theatre approaches

· Those without a professional training who want to feel more confident in their acting technique

· Anyone preparing for upcoming shows or auditions who want to get the most out of the opportunity

· Both NYT members and non-members

· Those who have had a break from performing and want to get started again

Kane Husbands

Course Leader and Artistic Director of The PappyShow

Chloe Cooper

Course Assistant