Physical Theatre Training
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THE MOVING BODY Physical Theatre Course explores the fundamentals of Jacques Lecoq’s Techniques and Physical Theatre.
We use Physical Theatre as a tool to expand the possibilities of our bodies and minds. Students are introduced to organic movement exercises, anatomy of movement, embodiment techniques and improvisation, to discover the expressive possibilities of their body and to develop self awareness.
FOCUS OF THE COURSE IS ON:
Re-gain a sense of excitement and enjoyment through play, in a safe space that is judgement-free and accepts failure. Playfulness opens up possibilities to try new things, say ‘yes’ and unlock creativity.
Investigate the laws of motion, animal flow, pelvic and spine movement, undulation and counter undulation, gravity, balance and off-balance. By studying the anatomy of the spine and pelvis, and engaging in physical exercises, we train the body to move in more efficient and sustainable ways.
Discover the fundamentals of natural movement: ‘push and pull’. They are the essential dynamics of movement to generate embodiment. When you embody, you observe and take on the form of what you see around you. ‘To mime is literally to embody and therefore to understand better […] miming is a way of rediscovering a thing with renewed freshness. The act of miming becomes a form of knowledge’ (Lecoq). In The Moving Body, you will be encouraged to learn embodiment and mime techniques.
JACQUES LECOQ TECNIQUE.
7 levels of tension: Study and master the ‘7 levels’ (catatonic, relaxed, neutral, alert, suspense, passionate, tragic) to understand the various states of the body in the development of dramatic tension.
Mime and objects manipulation: fixed point technique, using the body as a reference map, embodying resistance through levels of tension, understanding how to compensate, alter and accentuate mime movements.
Critical observation and analysis of movement is fundamental in Lecoq’s technique. We challenge you to actively observe and question yourselves and one another. This will allow you to adopt a critical perspective and take creative risks.
Who is this course for?
Anyone who has a body!
Are new to physical theatre and want to understand how your body works
Want to learn about the fundamentals of Lecoq Pedagogy
Want to explore the expressive possibilities and potentials hidden in your body
Want to discover the pleasure of poetic movement language
This Course is the right place to be!
THE MOVING BODY Physical Theatre Course welcomes students from different backgrounds, interests and talents. You are not required to have previous experience in acting and movement practice.
We want to offer a stimulating and challenging space which inspires you to experiment, acknowledge and create, by understanding how your body functions and discovering the expressive possibilities within.
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