Wild Play Lab: Unlock, Release, Relax

"Energetic, imaginative, primal, fun!'

The theme for the next Wild Play is Unlock, Release, Relax. We'll be exploring how the techniques in this workshop can be used to unlock creative blocks, release stored tension, and through deep relaxation, create more space for our intuitive self to emerge.


Wild Play

This workshop 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.

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.

(All abilities, performers and non performers welcome! Arrive with an open mind and a willingness to explore.)

Through creativity, movement, and group work (ensemble) we learn how to truly listen; 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.

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

This workshop includes elements of the following

Imaginative play
Movement/animal flow
Solo & group work
Physical theatre
Intuitive vocal freedom

Facilitator Bio

Dani is an actor, dancer, facilitator and movement director. She specialises in SEN (special education needs) - ‘learning through play’ for children and adults and has been a professional actor for 5 years since leaving East 15 Acting School (BA Acting). Dani has worked as a director and workshop facilitator for Contact Youth Actors Company at Contact Theatre (Manchester) and The Royal Exchange Youth Company (Manchester), and has devised and performed shows with collective CYAC (Contact Young Actors Company).

Dani has worked extensively across film, theatre, radio and TV with both private productions and the BBC. She has also toured self devised work within a range of disciplines including storytelling, physical theatre and clowning

Other training;

Teatr Pieśń Kozła / Song of the Goat Theatre
Rose Bruford College
Jon Davis Clowning School
The Comedy School - Mick Barnfather
The British Youth Filming Academy
Alexander Technique
Dani is currently signed with acting agent ‘The Narrow Road Company.’


Asher Sai B'Hahn - "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."

Genevieve - "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."

Maddy Li - "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!"

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