The School of Busking

presents

Street Theatre & Busking course

 

15, 16 and 17 June 2018 

Full price £275

EARLY BIRD PRICE  £225 – secure your place with a deposit HERE 

 

The Street Theatre and Busking Course UK, Cardiff.   A 3-day intensive training course  has been running since 2006 – teaching  the finer art of street theater and busking.  The founder, trainer, and host Mario Morris will lead you through a captivating experience consisting of lectures, workshops and performing – both in front of your fellow students and on the streets.   The course is limited to 10 students.

The School of Busking 3 day course  

If you have any questions about the course – please contact Veronica on 07865402281 or email her at info@schoolofbusking.com

The School of Busking –  is designed to hand over the skills of a street performer.

Learn how to:

    Attract a crowd

    Turn a crowd into an audience

    Keep an audience

    Entertain an audience

    Overlap your material

    Turn your crowd into a paying audience

What Do We Do:

We provide a safe learning fun environment for variety performers from Street Theatre to Cabaret and Stage Acts. A place were you can grow and cultivate your own act and learn the art of  street performing.

Who Is If For:

Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced students of Performing art, Magicians, Comedians, Circus Performers, Street entertainers, Burlesque Acts, Story Tellers, Dancers the list is up to you, contact if your not sure.

How do we do it:

We draw from a wealth of experience of Street Theatre, Cabaret and Stage performances providing tips and first class insights, through theory –  we even demonstrate the theory through interactive workshops so we can  put into practice what we have been learning.

The Program

Day one – Theory of Street Performing

Day Two – Street Performing workshops

Day Three – Morning dress rehersal – Open air Street performing

 

School of Busking Street Theatre & Busking Course
Ashley Turner
School of Busking Big Cheese Festival

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Example 3 Day of School of Busking Course Schedule

 

The Course

The School of Busking – a 3 day course that is designed to hand over the skills of a street performer.

Day one

11am to 5 pm –   There will be  a focus on the theory, tips and ideas. We look in depth at how do you attract a crowd and how to turn a crowd into an audience. How to keep an audience, entertain an audience and how do you get your audience to respond to you.  These are just a handful of subjects we will cover on the day one.

Friday evening – Magic time – share, swap and socialise and show time!

Day two

10am to 5 pm –  Mario will be running the is part of the day and the day will be filled with  workshops and  focusing on your show. On this day break your show down into 3 parts throughout the day. This is were we begin combining the theory  together with your show. First role playing –  attracting an audience – secondly keeping and entertaining your audience –  thirdly getting your audience to respond. Then we tie it all together  and  you rehearse your show in front of the class,were last tips and ideas are shared.

Saturday Evening  – Magic time – share, swap and socialise and lecture.

Day Three 

9am to 5pm  This our final day  – but it is far from over!  This is the day we hit the streets – students who choose to now have the chance to street perform. Mario Morris will be looking after the class while we are on the streets. He also takes detailed notes of your show. Performing on the street is not compulsory but highly recommended to put what has learned into practice.

Early Evening – We then head back to the School of Busking for feed back session. Feed back is never given on the street we always wait until we return. This has never failed to be an encouraging experience for all involved.

The Program

Day one – Theory of Street Performing

Day Two – Street Performing workshops

Day Three – Morning dress rehersal – Open air Street performing

Accommodation and Food:

There is an abundance of Hotels, Hostels and bed and breakfast in Cardiff.  Accommodation and food is the responsibility of the student during the course. We are more than happy to help you find a suitable place, the Ideal area is in Cathays, or Roath of Cardiff. Contact us for recommendations!

 

Accommodation and Food:

There is an abundance of Hotels, Hostels and bed and breakfast in Cardiff.  Accommodation and food is the responsibility of the student during the course. We are more than happy to help you find a suitable place, the Ideal area is in Cathays, or Roath of Cardiff. Contact us for recommendations!

 

In May 2015 we had international, premier magician and performer Doc Eason visited the School.   Here is what he had to say about his experience.

“Working with Mario was a great pleasure.  He has years of experience, and, more importantly, knows how to communicate this experience to students of the art.  Patience and professionalism combine to create an excellent learning environment.  We look forward to continuing our classes and including Mario in our programs.”    

Jeff McBride

International Magician, Performer and Teacher , Magic & Mystery School, Las Vegas

Your host – man of magic, comedy, story teller and world renowned outdoor theatre  performer and comedy magician – Mario Morris – who specialises in busking, magic and escapology.   He is also a certified coach & mentor.  He has performed at events across the world and with his one man comedy magic show he has performed from the street to the stage. He is an expert in teaching on the subject of Street Theatre. He lectures and performs world wide. He founded the School of Busking  in 2006 and has taught many students over the years. The School of Busking is a yearly training course held in the UK, offering courses in the art of street theatre.  He has been hosting the Focus on Street Magic with Jeff McBride in the Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas since 2010.

Mario Morris

Here is what some  students have to say about the Course

 “An incredible experience.  As a teacher with more then 20 years in the classroom, I know the amount time and effort it took to pull this off and they did it in every way!  Nothing was held back – all questions answered and all subjects covered! 

 

Douglas Kennedy

Teacher

“The school opened up a lot of new opportunities for me. So much so that I’m back again this year, and looking forward to it. If it’s half as good as last year, it’ll be GREAT!  Entertaining in the street for cash requires a different set of skills from other areas of magic, and these skills really help all other areas of performing magic, or even pitching.  Can’t believe there are so many people out there passing up the chance to attend – can’t think where else you’d get so much GREAT info in such a short time. Intensive – sure – but – GREAT! 

Del Boy

Magician and Children's Entertainer

“I found the material and the style of delivery to be both entertaining and probably the most useful educational experience I have ever had”

Neal Alexander

Magician and Street Perfomer

“After the first night of ‘theory’ my head was overflowing with all the information and ideas presented to us. On the Saturday we began to put the ideas of building a crowd, entertaining a crowd and passing the hat together into shows, under Mario’s guidance. On the Saturday I went from having no show at all to having a complete show (though it still needs ALOT of work).

On the Sunday, after a run through of the performances, we headed out onto the streets to perform. It was such a buzz! And it is thanks to Mario that I got out there and did it, not sure that I ever would without his help (thanks Mario).

Aiden Whyte

Hobbyist Performer

“I would recommend the school to anyone looking to further their knowledge of street performance. Once we had soaked up all the knowledge we were giving the chance to workshop our own routines and material and get feedback from the tutors. This process was invaluable because you got the input from three top street performers each of whom have their own style and thoughts” 

 

Darren Campbell

Magician

“…..Mario and Veronica who organised the course, have done so well – they have put so much work and passion into the weekend and I have enjoyed it immensely” 

Nick Stein

Magician and Street Perfomer