Wunderfools is a collective who love to fool around with improvisation, movement, clowning, physical theatre, dance and storytelling. We love doing improvised responsive performances, creating characters and also sometimes develop longer form shows. The core members of the troupe have been training and performing together regularly since 2006, with newer members joining along the way. Wunderfools’ work can be adapted for any age group.
Past performances include:
- “Stories of Belonging” as part of Sistas Holding Space research project https://louptales.education/sistas-holding-space/
- “Serf City” as part of the 2017 Anywhere Theatre Festival – photos at http://www.aliceowen.com.au/wunderfools/
- “Come Walk with Me”, a guided walking experience for audience, performed during the Anywhere Theatre Festival in Orleigh Park, West End in 2016. This performance explored concepts from a book chapter in an award winning book:
- Short and Sweet Festival
- Roving creatures and short stage performance at the Mountains to Mangroves Festival in 2017
- Ipswich City Council’s Global Fiesta in 2009
- Art in the Park Festival, a BCC supported PullenPullen catchment group initiative in 2008
- Art Opening at the Jugglers Art Space in 2008
- Art Opening at Metro Arts in 2006
The troupe can also run workshops in their performance method, that is influenced by a combination of Al Wunder’s Theatre of the Ordinary, Laban movement technique, viewpoints, physical theatre and clowning – upon request. To learn more about the methodology of the work also read the 2021 publication “The Motional Improvisation Al Wunder” by H.R. Elliot, Routledge: London.