Workshop: Giving and receiving feedback

Publisert: 13.03.2023

WORKSHOP: GIVING AND RECEIVING FEEDBACK with Bush Harsthorn during Stamsund International Theatre Festival

Dates: 26th-28th of May

The workshop will be in English.

What is it about?

  • This workshop provides a toolkit for giving and receiving feedback in your work, through learning by doing
  • The workshop touches upon the mechanisms of communication drawing on Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Non Violent Communication (NVC) and Coaching practices.
  • There will also be an introduction and practice in a shared feedback methodology based on the Liz Lerman Critical Response.
  • The aim is to create interesting ideas and dialogue around the making and showing of art works, hoping to build confidence in navigating the terrain of receiving opinion and feedback, to increase your ability to be a more supportive colleague, witness, friend and audience member. Participants are asked to bring phrases of movement, texts, ideas, objects etc that they would like to receive feedback on.

Who is it for?
Anybody who is involved in giving feedback to others: choreographers, dancers, actors, performance artists, dramaturgs/mentors, producers, programmers, critics.

What can be the possible outcomes?

  • Increased awareness of the role of the feedback process in an artists development and some hows and whens to consider utilising such practices.
  • With increased clarity can come increased confidence, sense of purpose, efficiency of action and increased levels of a sense of responsibility.

How to apply?

Send in the following to :

  • a motivation letter (max one page, in English).
  • info about your work and what work you would like to bring with you to the workshop. (max one page, in English).
  • your CV (max one page, in English).

    Deadline for applying: 26th of march.

Participants will be selected by written motivation and diversity in the group.
The workshop will be in English, so participants need a good working knowledge of the language.

Terms of attendance

Travel within Northern Norway to Stamsund and accommodation will be covered by Davvi – Center for Performing Arts. Meals are offered through the festival’s meal plan with lunch and dinner in the festival restaurant. Breakfast at the hotel.

You will know at the latest by the 5th of April if you are selected to attend.

You book your own travel tickets by the 20th of April.

For attending the workshop you will receive a fee of 6000 NOK.

About Bush

Bush Hartshorn (UK) graduated from Dartington College of Arts in 1982 with a degree in Theatre Language. From that time onwards Bush has pursued a career as a community artist, dramaturge, performer, theatre programmer and artistic director in UK, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark where he was the Artistic Director of Dansehallerne Copenhagen.

In 2009 he qualified as a coach in Relational Dynamics which has informed his work in mentoring dance artists. Since January 2015 Bush has been mentoring/coaching artists in Australia, Cyprus, UK, Spain, Poland and Czech Republic - as a part of Be SpectACTive project (Barbora Látalová & coll.'s "Different?") produced by Tanec Praha, that is also in a longterm partnership with Tanec Praha thanks to network Aerowaves.

Currently he is also Dance Curator for Sardegna Teatro, Cagliari, Italy as well as Head of Artist Development at Dancebase, Edinburgh, Scotland.