Wild Play Lab

RELEASE YOUR INNER ANIMAL

The most unique and universal expressions of our humanity occur in the moments when we are most in tune with our animal nature.

Whether curled up in our sleep beside our lover or child, or devouring a delicious meal, our most basic human needs show us as the animals we are. Let your wild, unpredictable animal nature come alive!

'Energetic, imaginative, primal, fun!'

Wild Play uses play, theatre and improvisation to bring awareness to our unconscious behavioural patterns, and begin to consciously dismantle our limiting habits in a fun, accessible and safe environment.

Using play as a tool for personal transformation, we'll explore techniques that can unlock creative blocks, release stored tension and create more space for our intuitive self to emerge.

This is a deep and powerful practice of getting ‘out of our heads’, trusting the wisdom of our body to reveal to us the secrets hiding beneath the cracks of our bones waiting to be heard. Through creativity, movement and group work we learn how to truly listen & connect; both to ourselves and each other. A crisp awareness arises and we discover our unique rhythm that is distinct to us alone.

Taking inspiration from children and animals, we regress to the primal self. The one that crawls, climbs, and is innately curious about the world. The primal self is in tune with what is all around and within them, and it is our journey to rediscover those lost and forgotten parts and welcome them back home. Let’s dive deep into the marrow of our being and share our story.

This workshop includes elements of the following:

  • Improvisation
  • Imaginative play
  • Clowning
  • Movement/animal flow & stretching
  • Solo & group work
  • Physical theatre
  • Intuitive vocal freedom


Keywords: Curiosity, fluidity , fun, freedom, flow, play, silliness, embodiment


Facilitator Bio

Dani is a performer, movement director, activist and workshop facilitator. She has a playful and sensitive approach, combining a range of disciplines including storytelling, physical theatre and clowning.

Dani is the founder of Wild Play Lab; curating workshops, retreats and facilitating the unfolding of play as a tool for self transformation and wellbeing. 

Wild Play Lab has formed collaborations across the UK with Mind Over Monkey, The Psychedelic Society, House of Togetherness, Noisily Festival, Poetry Cafe, Shine Charity, Beat Charity and Bootstrap Charity.

Dani has worked as an international performer, director and workshop facilitator for over 10 years. She has worked extensively in film, theatre, radio and TV, and has toured internationally with self devised shows.


Organisations she has worked with include: 

The BBC, The British Youth Filming Academy, Contact Youth Actors Company at Contact Theatre (Manchester), The Royal Exchange Youth Company (Manchester), CYAC (Contact Young Actors Company) and Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company.


Dani is currently signed with acting agent ‘The Narrow Road Company.’


Training:

East 15 Acting School (BA Acting)

Teatr Pieśń Kozła / Song of the Goat Theatre

Rose Bruford College (Foundation in Acting)

Jon Davis Clowning School

The Comedy School - Mick Barnfather

The British Youth Filming Academy

Contact Improvisation

Alexander Technique - Voice 



"My experience of our play session, felt like a human fountain. A bubbling of beautifully guided and human spontaneous movement and play. It was amazing in a way that is hard to put into words for me. It felt like a really natural way of being, of playing, allowing the child self that always sits inside the freedom to unfold without judgment. Dani's sensitivity to the whole, and the way she guided us and nudged us softly in different directions felt really natural and balanced." Asher Sai B'Hahn 

"Dani was very receptive to the groups needs. The workshop was fast paced, which kept it dynamic and allowed us to stay in the playful uninhibited state, away from the rational brain." - Genevieve

"Dani's facilitating was magical. I felt like I was softly guided into the world of play without even realising that she was taking me there, and then she held me there so gently and unobtrusively that a whole world could develop around me that was beautifully expansive, but also completely safe!" - Maddy Li


Useful Info

Please note that we do not arrange refunds or exchanges. We welcome swapping or reselling your tickets with people you know or via Ticket Swap
For enquires please email Dani: wildplaylab@gmail.com
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Access

Events at our Homerton space are up two flight of stairs, so we are sorry to say we do not yet have wheelchair access.
This event features a lot of movement, if you are not sure if this is suitable to you please contact the facilitator.
This event relies on primarily on visual content and cues, and may not be accessible for those without sight.


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