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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Performance Poetry Course with Dave Rock

Award winning performance poet, storyteller and emerging hip-hop artist Dave Rock is offering a course on every aspect of performing poetry. Whether you want to develop your slam style skills or simply deliver with more presence and passion, this course is for you. Suitable for performers at all levels. The course focuses on confidence, aliveness, and technical mastery onstage. Deliver your work as it deserves to be delivered. Over the four weeks we will work on stage presence, delivery, and audience connection, to bring out the unique talents of each person.

Price: 90 euro/75 euro concession.
Dates and time: Thurs Oct 24 - Thurs Nov 14. 6-8pm.
Max places: 10. Booking essential.
Contact Galway Arts Centre:
(091) 565 886.

Dave Rock has repeatedly placed in the top three or four of major poetry slams such as the Cuirt International Festival of Literature Poetry Grandslam, and the All Ireland Slam. He has also been a finalist in other grandslams both in Ireland the UK. He brings a unique physical and vocal presence to the stage, and often works with pure improvisation. He has coached many major slam winners.

Dave Rock acted as a huge influence and guide for me in terms of how a performer can embody poetry as they speak. He acts more as a mentor than a tutor, and the coaching I received from him almost felt more like discussion that led to growth in my own performance. It was a joy to learn from him, and through these experiences I feel I grew a great deal as a facilitator and educator myself.”
Sarah Griff, All Ireland Poetry Slam finalist, winner Over the Edge Fiction Slam, Literary Deathmatch Dublin, Bawdy Storytelling Slam San Fransisco

Price: 90 euros/75 euros concession.
Max no. of places: 10.
Booking essential.