SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP, BEGGINER AND ADVANCED LEVELS
From June 11 to 22, 2018 ..................................................470$
Monday to Friday
12 h 45 »» 16 h 00 and 16 h 45 »» 19 h 15.
Monday to Friday
9 h 30 »» 12 h 00 and 12 h 45 »» 16 h 00.
WORKSHOP CONTENT / BEGINNER
The summer workshop program is divided into four axes of thought and experimentation; space, time, identity and otherness.
Introduction to physical acting in theatre practice and performance.
TECHNIQUE – Participants are introduced to the Decrouxian* mime style, a definitive gestural grammar. They learn to integrate the fundamental principles of physical theatre, awareness, and movement into a unified form of dramatic expression, and to develop their own personal performance style: Body articulation – The theatrical phrasing of movement – Planes, lines and areas in space – Causality – Walks and displacements in space –Study of counterweights – Figures of style: dynamics of structure and rhythm – The aesthetics of courtesy.
IMPROVISATION – Through solo, duet and ensemble improvisation work, participants apply the theories and techniques they have learned. They harness and develop their ideas and intuition through listening, awareness and critical observation: The imaginary body: presence, neutrality and abstraction – Study of different performance styles – The impact of space on physical vocabulary and expression – The relationship between movement and time (real and dramatic) – Transposition: from natural to theatrical movement, from performer to character.
WORKSHOP CONTENT / ADVANCED
Prerequisite: Participants must have studied at the École or have previous performing arts experience. Please contact the school administration to confirm your eligibility. This course covers the same material as Physical Theatre I, but more quickly and in greater depth.