Wild Play Lab: Unlock, Release, Relax

'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 an actor, dancer, facilitator and movement & acting practitioner. She primarily focuses on SEN (special education needs) - ‘learning through play’ for children and adults and has been a professional actor for 7 years since leaving East 15 Acting School (BA Acting). Dani has worked as a director and workshop director 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 also 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

Dani's training includes:

Teatr Pieśń Kozła / Song of the Goat Theatre
Rose Bruford College  Acting & Directing 
Jon Davis Clowning School
The Comedy School with Mick Barnfather
The British Youth Filming Academy
Alexander Technique 

"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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Our UK events are intended for a sober audience. We kindly ask that you respect this request.


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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