The Music Box
OCTOBER 8TH AND 22ND AT 11AM
A wonderful collection of comedic vignettes set to music: an average day becomes extraordinary when a surly janitor and an uptight businessman discover a magical mask, two cowboys in the wild west tame a bull on the loose, two road workers try to catch a butterfly in an attempt to capture the heart of a girl, and the classic invisible wall. Students are introduced to the art of storytelling without words through imagination, illusions, and physical comedy.
The Miraculous Magical Balloon
OCTOBER 15TH AND 29TH AT 11AM
A series of hilarious sketches synthesizing music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation. Students will discover the art of acting without words, opening the door to their imaginations. Expressed through body and facial masks, pantomime illusions, and unique choreography, ‘Balloon’ tells a wonderful story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys.
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DC’s premiere physical theater is leaping off the stage and into your neighborhood. Shake up a drama class, introduce students to new ways of synthesizing curriculum, or create a sense of community in your workplace by booking an interactive performance or one of our dynamic workshops. Shows are appropriate for grades PreK-8 and workshops can be customized for preschoolers, K-12, families, and professional development. Bring Synetic to your conference room, classroom, or community space or let us host you at our studio in Crystal City. Read on for details about our amazing programs and book an unforgettable experience today.
<<<— Both The Music Box and The Miraculous Magical Balloon can be booked as assemblies!
Shows run approximately 45 minutes and include a Q&A with actors afterwards.
Have a large group? Book two performances and save!
Single assembly $500; Back to Back $900
WORKSHOPS WE OFFER
What is physical theater? How can you build walls from thin air and climb mountains that aren’t there, change your age or physical attributes instantly, unlock your body’s full potential as a creative tool, and go forwards and backwards in time? Learn all of these skills and more with an introduction to the processes and styles that make Synetic art with a capital A.
The Rest is Silence
Synetic has achieved international acclaim with its silent Shakespeare series and now shares its innovative methods with you. Students apply Synetic technique to explore the bard’s most famous scenes finding ways to perform these complex actions, characters, and themes without words.
Emotion in Motion
Synetic dance uses natural and spontaneous movements to exhibit the joy, the rage, the madness, the love, the conflicted internal life of a character. Students will be led through a rolodex of warm-ups, coordination, plasticity, and acceleration to unlock deeper more realized expression through dance. These systems may also be applied in the creation of environments, moods and atmospheres in a play.
Students explore the three elements of Synetic’s brand of physical theatre: movement, acting, and pantomime. Combining traditional techniques synthesized with Eastern European practices students explore and apply the ways to express character, action, and spectacle in process and performance.
Do you have an upcoming production or showcase? Need some creative help or just a new face to come in and remind everyone that the ensemble is a lively part of every scene? Synetic will send over an accomplished consultant to put that final magic touch on your performance. Previous pairings resulted in a mix-ed up Midsummer, a stop-motion battle with Henry and his band of brothers, and a scintillating salsa between star-crossed lovers. What will you produce?
Workshops can run from as short as forty five minutes to as long as two hours, whatever fits your schedule. They are perfect for classes of anywhere from six to sixty students!
Workshops range between $150 and $375 depending on duration and number of students.