Marisa Carnesky & Rasp Thorne (GB): Cabaret performance workshop with public presentation


Javna predstavitev delavnice, 14.10.2011 - Klub Gromka foto/photo: Nada Žgank


Combining theatre training exercises, movement and vocal work, butoh, mime techniques and devising exercises, Marisa Carnesky works with participants to develop short cabaret / physical theatre ideas and pieces. Rasp Thorne will assist participants who want to work more with sound and music.

Throughout the four-day project, Carnesky and Thorne will mentor and support the participants in creating short acts, which will be performed in a club setting at the end of the project, hosted by Carnesky.
Participants are encouraged to come with an initial idea for a performance piece, and footage of numerous different international performers from past and present will also be shown to inspire new ideas to help create something amazing and unusual. 


Friday, 14th October at 11pm – Klub Gromka, Ljubljana – Public presentation of Cabaret Performance Workshop by Marisa Carnesky & Rasp Thorne

MC: Marisa Carnesky
authors and performers: Eric Dean Scott, Mojca Žorž, Senka Božič, Damjan M. Trbovc, Sanja Muzek, Carlos Pascual, Matic Bobnar, Tina Janežič, Tanja Cirman, Slavko Trivković, Tea Vidmar, Laura Zafred, Maruša Geymayer-Oblak, Leonora Matići, Jasmina Klančar, Kaja Balog, Nataša Regovec & Rasp Thorne
Workshop by: Marisa Carnesky & Rasp Thorne;
coordination and organisation: Sabina Potočki,
help by organisation: Barbara Smajila and Slobodan Djordević;
make-up & styling: Tina Prpar (Pobalinka Tinka);
light design: Martin Lovšin


London artist Marisa Carnesky has been working in performance for over twenty years, creating cutting-edge cabaret, live art and theatre. She is best known in the UK for her large-scale multimedia live art ride Carnesky’s Ghost Train, which is permanently installed in Blackpool in northern England. She showed two one-woman shows at City of Women nearly a decade ago, including Jewess Tattooess, which also toured in Croatia and Serbia. She has also worked in cabaret clubs since the 1990s and regularly performs cabaret using stage magic and illusions. She teaches a course in how to devise cabaret at the Roundhouse in London that is now in its fourth term.



In Klub Gromka, Metelkova mesto
11 - 14.10.2011, 1 pm–6 pm - workshop
October 14 2011 - at 11 pm: Public performance with the presentation of workshop results


Application criteria is regular attendance on all three days of the workshop and a readiness to participate in the rehearsals as well as in the public performance on Friday, October 14, in Klub Gromka!
All interested parties are asked to submit upon application a brief description of their stage experience as well as briefly tell their motivation for participating in the workshop. Stage experiences are not requested. Participation is limited in number, so we reserve the right to selection in the event of an excessive number of applications! Please, email applications and additional information by October 7, to


No fee, applications mandatory!


Organised by Emanat Institute & City of Women Association
In collaboration with: Klub Gromka, Ljubljana
Financially supported by: Ministry for Culture RS, Municipality of Ljubljana - Department for Culture


photo - City of Women
video-public presentation


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