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CREATING SOLO CABARET COURSE: Summer Classes

Are you going to be starved for a creative outlet over the Christmas break?   Will you desperately need some envigorating theatre experience?!

By request, there will be a final series of 2009 classes for the Creating Solo Cabaret course – this is your chance to escape the Christmas carols (thank goodness!) and make the most of that stagnant performance-less period (hooray!), so you can get your own solo showcase up and running for 2010.

Give yourself and your theatre career an early Christmas present, and get creative with cabaret this summer!

The six-week course at The Butterfly Club in South Melbourne includes a cabaret ‘Starter Pack’ and ‘What Next?’ information kits, week-by-week worksheets, three two-hour workshops of intensive cabaret developing, writing and editing, a two-hour song masterclass and a three-hour rehearsal session.  

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The curriculum culminates in two Performance Nights (with lighting technician and accompanist provided) where participating artists sell tickets and perform a fifteen-minute extract from their developing show as part of a professional paid cabaret experience, followed by a feedback session and discussion class.

Dates:

Workshops (2 hrs)
Session 1      7.30-9.30pm Mon Nov 30
Session 2      7.30-9.30pm Mon Jan 7
Session 3      7.30-9.30pm Mon Jan 14

Masterclass (2 hrs)
Session 4      7.30-9.30pm Mon Dec 21

Rehearsal (3 hrs)
Session 5      7:30-10:30pm Mon Jan 4

Performance Nights (2 one-hr performances + follow-up discussion)
Session 6       8-11:00pm Tue/Wed Jan 12/13

Total Cost: $480 inclusive.

Contact: Course Co-ordinator Dr. Kim Edwards at playright@optusnet.com.au for your application form, more information or the next round dates for 2010

Theatre People
In Focus: Kim Edwards
http://theatrepeople.com.au/feature_articles/2009/may/20090524_tp_infocus_kimedwards.htm

Arts Hub
Creating Solo Cabaret
http://www.artshub.com.au/

Facebook Group
Creating Solo Cabaret
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=793560557#/group.php?gid=60549178072

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Applications Closing: Three Places Left For Cabaret Course

Last chance for Creating Solo Cabaret course in 2009

Applications are now closing for the August-September course at The Butterfly Club, Melbourne’s premiere cabaret venue.   Creating Solo Cabaret is the only intensive short course in Australia on developing professional cabaret, and co-ordinator Dr. Kim Edwards is an expert in her field of cabaret and an experienced director, dramaturg, writer and performer.

There are currently only three places still available for this unique opportunity.   Moreover, the successful applicants for this month’s course enjoy the bargain of two special bonus features*, while paying the regular price.

1. The Creating Solo Cabaret course now runs over six weeks, rather than five.   That means a bonus workshop focussed entirely on developing songs, and designed specifically around the repertoire of students involved.

2. There are now two Performance Nights instead of one, whereupon students have the opportunity to perform their developing work twice with the benefit of additional feedback.

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Dates:
Workshops (Two hours)
Session One  7:30-9:30pm, Monday Aug 17
Session Two  7:30-9:30pm, Monday Aug 24
Session Three  7:30-9:30pm, Monday Aug 31
Master Class (Two hours)
Session Four  7:30-9:30pm, Monday Sept 7
Rehearsal (Three hours)
Session Five  7:30-10:30pm, Monday Sept 14
Performance Nights (A 75-minute performance plus follow-up discussion)
Session Six  8.00-11:00pm, Tuesday/Wednesday Sept 22/23

Cost: $480 inclusive

Contact: playright@optusnet.com.au for an application or for more information

Theatre People
In Focus: Kim Edwards
http://theatrepeople.com.au/feature_articles/2009/may/20090524_tp_infocus_kimedwards.htm

Arts Hub
Creating Solo Cabaret
http://www.artshub.com.au.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/au/news.asp?catId=1069&sc=0&sId=169464

Facebook Group
Creating Solo Cabaret
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=793560557#/group.php?gid=60549178072

* The curriculum and structuring changes have been made in response to enthusiastic student feedback, with requests for additional class and contact time with the co-ordinator.   They are also the result of audience demand, whereby Performance Nights were continually selling out, and friends and family were missing out on the debut of Melbourne’s newest cabaret artists.

Cabaret Masterclass: A Unique Opportunity For Performers

THIS SUNDAY NIGHT JULY 12TH…

Want to do a better audition?

Give a better performance?

Create a better show?

 

Want to learn how to prepare a song for cabaret?

 

I’m running a one-off masterclass* at The Butterfly Club this Sunday July 12th at 8.30pm. The class is designed for:

 

1. Singers developing audition songs or looking to improve their performance skills

2. Performers workshopping new material for upcoming shows

3. New artists who are interested in finding out about cabaret

 

If you’ve been interested in the Creating Solo Cabaret course, but are not ready to take the plunge, this is a great chance to come along and get your feet wet by seeing how I work and teach.  

 

This is an unusual opportunity to see cabaret creating in action!  

Plus, you only pay normal Club ticket prices ($22/$17) rather than class fees. Bargain!!!!

Cheers,

Kim Edwards

 

BOOK NOW: www.thebutterflyclub.com

You can RSVP if you’re on Facebook

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*A masterclass is an open cabaret lesson where you, the audience, get to learn about the craft by:

1. Hearing me talk about how cabaret works

2. Seeing cabaret artists perform songs they’re working on

3. Experiencing a unique public workshop as I develop their cabaret material with them.