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2022 is the 21st year of leading workshops in Sydney and I am still fascinated and challenged by the process. 2021 was a difficult year with 2 series and a 3 day workshop cancelled and the closure of the Glebe yoga studio where I had run the sessions for all that time. Over the last 21 years I have helped hundreds of people to build their confidence to speak or move and to do so in a myriad of settings. Many artists from different disciplines have also attended the workshops over the years to either add performance to their existing skills or to refresh or find their particular style or mode of performing.  All this takes place in a supportive environment and within the context of Performance Improvisation which includes writing, sounding, speaking and moving.

This workshop will be an opportunity to discover new ways to occupy physical and sonic spaces, to expand ideas and test them in the performative moment. Delve into the details of your narratives and produce a performative response.

This environment will be developed by three distinct zones of activity:

• Personal movement & sound meditations
• Practising spontaneous solo & duet performances
• Giving & receiving positive feed-back

Participants in these workshops will explore many avenues of creating performance. These may include crafting your life stories, expressing your outlook on life, or discovering your humour, all with the aim of crafting spontaneous improvisations. The weekend is suitable for anyone interested in using improvisation and the integration of sound, text and movement as a vehicle for building confidence and self-realisation or to extend performance skills.

Whilst all sessions rigorously examine attention, intention and respect for the performance space they are also a lot of FUN!!!

V O L U M E details:
Dates: October 1st 2nd 3rd (includes Labour Day public holiday)
Time: 11am – 5pm (lunch break 1 – 2pm)
Venue: ReadyMade Works, Level 1, 247-257 Bulwara Rd. Ultimo NSW
Entry is OFF HENRY AVE close to the corner of Quarry Lane
up the staircase to level 1.
Cost: Full price: $495 (payments accepted until 30th September)
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Payment: The usual bank account details apply
email or text if you have not paid this way before OR https://www.trybooking.com/CCOXT

Contact: phone: 0416236655 email: tony@silentsonority.com

bookings are essential
Calls or emails to Tony seeking further information or to discuss
any element of the workshop are welcome.

1. the degree of loudness or the intensity of a sound  2. the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object


The next series will be 6 two hour workshops from 5 to 7pm 18/10/22 — 22/11/22 Details posted soon



It was a pleasure for both of us to take part in your workshops. I always described it to people as part improv and part meditation, as you allow so much space for development and reflection, I always came from the Friday afternoons feeling rebalanced and refreshed. It has really opened my eyes to the process of learning and self development, in particular with the gentle and non-judgemental process you employ. No wonder you have people coming back for years. I enjoyed myself tremendously and feel I made huge strides toward my own goal of releasing myself from the tyranny of my own self critic and allowing myself the freedom of improvisation in flow. This was of course enabled by your framing around positive experiential feedback, allowing me to engage with that critic without having to respond to external criticism. Like everything that is done well it sounds simple, but I am eternally grateful for the mastery of your craft.  – Steve, Sydney/Berlin

I did want to say how much I enjoyed the workshop on the weekend. Really enjoyed the provocations you threw out and the influence of the writing felt like it grounded me. So thanks – it was a very rich weekend and was some great improvising within the group.  – Michael, Sydney

For the first time in my life I actually have combined skills and experience to do what I like and what I want to do and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for “you being you” and letting me into your workshop, and last of all for actually teaching me things and encouraging where most of all in my life, many professional artists have been very cruel to me, but not you ….… That is truly EXCEPTIONAL in the truest sense of the word and I can only say thIs; thank you, thank you for the gift of the golden thread.
(Sydney participant, name witheld)

Your classes have been a highlight of my year.  I reckon 12 years I’ve been training with you now!!!  Isn’t it crazy?  You’ve been a huge influence on my life and practice. So, much love and respect – thank you!! – Nadia, Central Coast

I have been attending Tony’s workshops for about 12 years. Through the years, I have attended these workshops when I feel I am growing into a new phase in my life. Tony’s workshops have helped me to understand myself and who I can be.  He creates such a safe and supportive environment to explore our creative selves. I have never come across anything quite like it in the creative arts. I just can’t get enough. Thank you Tony! – Daniella

Love your Improv Training ,Tony. It’s the best! It’s one of the few things I miss now that I’m living in Adelaide! Your students are sooooooo lucky to have you! — Ann

I found your teaching to be a very high standard – a good combination of structure and following the flow of the class and you held the space well to provide an atmosphere where I felt safe and able to open and experiment. – Fiona (Sydney)


Follow these links for Lisa Roberts’ comments and sketches done in and about the workshops see HERE + HERE