An Intensive Workshop by Carlos Rodero as an introduction to the use of Physical Theatre Techniques focused on performers who base their work on the body.

Where: Aveiro, Portugal

When: February 8th-12nd

Deadline for applications: Once reached the maximum of participants [15]

PhysicalWinter [2023] Aveiro, Portugal
A Workshop by Carlos Rodero

GUEST TEACHER [Masterclass]

butoh dance


Wednesday 8th [16,00 to 22,00]
Thursday 9th [10,00 to 17,00 / 20,30-22,00]
Friday 10th [10,00 to 17,00 / 20,30 to 22,00]
Saturday 11th [10,00 to 17,00 / 20,30 to 22,00]
Sunday 12nd [10,00 to 14,00 / 16,00 to 18,00]

PHYSICAL on STAGE is an introduction to the use of Physical Theatre Techniques focused on performers —dancers and choreographers— who aspire to transgress the definition of the conventional performance and get into the field of experimentation.

It aims to establish the basis for a physical language training understood as the main driving force for the dramaturgy of a postdramatic staging.

It intends to make the performer aware of his role in the creative process of an inclusive performance. To do this, we offer a guide that can help the performer to explore and develop his initiative and creativity and try to motivate him to deepen into his knowledge & experience.

A training based on exercises that generates creative answers from the dancers to concrete scenic issues and explore their skills and limits.

A work that prompts and fosters the needs from the artists and its own world possibilities as well as explores the borders between dance and theatre.

Intend to give extra tools to dancers in order they achieve their own way of understanding how to became a more complete performer.


We include three masterclasses [butoh dance] which will support and enrich the main guide lines of the workshop.


Every evening there will be a talk-discussion in a warm cafe on a concret topic related to a non-traditional dramaturgy.


We will ask all participants to prepare an exercise improvisation to be developed during the workshop and to be shown in an open session the last day in a non-conventional space with a guest audience.

PROGRAMME [basic structure]

Day 1
16,00 – 20,00 Training Session [by Carlos Rodero]
20,30 – 22,00 [Brainstorming Cafe: The Physical Text]
from 22,00 [Club]
Day 2
10,00 – 13,00 Clown Masterclass 1
13,00 – 17,00 Training Session [by Carlos Rodero]
20,30 – 22,00 [Brainstorming Cafe: The Poetics of the Object]
from 22,00 [Club]
Day 3
10,00 – 13,00 Clown Masterclass 2
13,00 – 17,00 Training Session [by Carlos Rodero]
20,30 – 22,00 [Brainstorming Cafe: Time and Space]
from 22,00 [Club]
Day 4
10,00 – 13,00 Clown Masterclass 3
13,00 – 17,00 Training Session [by Carlos Rodero]
20,30 – 22,00 [Performance & Discussion]
from 22,00 [Club]
Day 5
10,00 – 14,00 Training Session [by Carlos Rodero]
16,00 – 18,00 [Presentation and Open Class] with guest audience in a venue in Budapest
from 18,00 [Closure Party]


I. Preparing the Body
II. The Performing Body
III. [Un]masking the Body
IV. The Physical Text
V. The Body and the Object
VI. The Physical and the Audience
VII. Time & Space
VIII. Enriching Tecniques [butoh]


We will accept students or performers who base and inspire their work in the body, movement or physicality [dancers, physical theatre performers], from any part of the world.
In order to work with a certain detail and deepness the maximum of participants will be 14, accepted by a strict order of registrations.


Over the few weeks before the statrting date of the workshop we will be
specifying and adding [more and concrete] information about the programme that might have slight changes.
Keep tuned!

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Costs for participants: 220 early bird [till December 5th 2022] 260 euros

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