Benji Reid – Masterclass
STUN is running a two hour masterclass lead by Benji Reid. If you’re interested in developing your practice from conception to competition, utilising different theatre and physical techniques – then this is the masterclass for you.
- Place: STUN Studio, Z-arts 335 Stretford Road, M15 5ZA
- Date: 6th December 2013
- Time: 2pm – 4pm
- Price: Free 16+
- Contact: STUN for booking a space on 07977 122 723 (spaces are limited)
Benji is currently the Artistic Director of Mars. (Manchester Artistic Research Studios).
Mars is a theatre-making program aimed at emerging artist and mid career artist alike supporting artist form a grass root level giving individual artist or small companies opportunity to develop theatrical experiments with out funding. Working with a bespoke set of creatives we are here to help and deliver work form a range of disciplines. We want to encourage cross art form dialogue to slowly develop a new artistic landscape here In Manchester. Fostering new partnership having diverse range genres speak to each other.
Benji Reid is a creative producer, divisor and director. Benji’s dance background began in1985, with the GLC Break-Dance Champions Broken Glass Street Crew, Uk and European Body-Popping Champion and 2nd in the 1986 World Dance Championships. In 1989 Benji worked with the legendary Soul II Soul as the main dancer and choreographer for their world tour, appearing on the Arsino Hall show and playing at the Soul Train Awards.
He formally trained as a dancer with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance University and as an actor with Denise Wong and David Glass. Following his years as a freelance performer he formed physical theatre company Breaking Cycles.
In theatre Benji has worked widely with such highly regarded companies as the David Glass Ensemble, Trestle Theatre, Theatre Clwyd and Black Mime Theatre. It was with Black Mime Theatre that Benji first became interested in directing.
The license to fail is success in itself…