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New Acting Courses Autumn 2019 by Acting Now Physical Theatre School

Join our new acting courses starting in October! We will be running two groups (beginners and intermediate) as follows:

BEGINNERS

This is an introductory course that will cover device theatre, movement, improvisation and neutral mask.

WHEN: 8 consecutive sessions on Thursdays starting 3rd October 2019

TIME: 18.30 - 21.00

WHERE: Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge CB1 3UZ

INTERMEDIATE

This course will continue to build on the main aspects of performer training, developing your physical and spatial awareness, sense of rhythm and interconnection with fellow participants.

WHEN: 8 consecutive sessions on Wednesdays starting 2nd October 2019

TIME: 18.30 - 21.00

WHERE: Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge CB1 3UZ

PRICES

General: £140 / Concession £120 (students, senior, unwaged)

Early Bird (before 9th September): General £118 / Concession £102 (students, senior, unwaged)

N.B. Refund policy. In the event of cancellation, we will refund your payment in full if you let us know 30 days before the start of the course. If for unforeseen reasons, your availability changes while the course is running and you cannot complete it, we will be happy to discount the remainder of the sessions if you book another course, but refunds won´t be available.

For more information contact us at info@actingnow.co.uk or 07967 664357

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Physical theatre is a genre of performance which makes use of the body (as opposed to the spoken word) as the primary means of performance and communication with an audience. Physical theatre can be distinguished from dance in that it tends to focus more on narrative, character and action. Acting Now uses the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq, one of the finest teachers of acting in our time. As Lecoq’s puts it “the body knows things about which the mind is ignorant”.

Beginners

A great opportunity to explore or continue exploring Physical Theatre Techniques. Our workshops are an alternative to conventional drama lessons and are based on body movement, freedom and creativity. Students will continue practicing physical exercises, improvisation and movement, and will be encouraged to devise their own short solo and ensemble theatre pieces, developing self-awareness and discovering the expressive possibilities of their body, gestures and voice.

The course will focus on:

- The body, its sensitivity and expressiveness: the course will make the students highly conscious of how their own bodies can move. Students will be introduced to bodily and spatial awareness, exploration of truthful expression and personal creativity, the importance of observation of the world and its movements as well as ensemble and solo improvisation.

- The poetry of the movement: the body will be trained to transform life into poetry. By using the poetry of the body students develop creative possibilities. Stories go beyond realism into another stage of imagination. By the end of the course, the students will have acquired a broad palette of physical theatre techniques.

- Voice: in physical theatre, voice originates in the body and the two are inseparable. We will look at the expressiveness and possibilities of using voice in performance, vocal improvisation and using text in physical theatre.

Intermediate

This course will continue to build on the main aspects of performer training, developing your physical and spatial awareness, sense of rhythm and interconnection with fellow participants.

We will take a deeper look not only at the physical work, but also at using voice, objects and text in physical theatre. We will also explore the notion of ‘abstract’ and the crucial role it plays in performance. Each week, the teacher will introduce different strategies for putting short scenes together, which will be created by the participants and presented in a safe, friendly and encouraging environment.

The course will focus on:

- The body, its sensitivity and expressiveness: the course will make the students highly conscious of how their own bodies can move. Students will be introduced to bodily and spatial awareness, exploration of truthful expression and personal creativity, the importance of observation of the world and its movements as well as ensemble and solo improvisation.

- The poetry of the movement: the body will be trained to transform life into poetry. By using the poetry of the body students develop creative possibilities. Stories go beyond realism into another stage of imagination. By the end of the course, the students will have acquired a broad palette of physical theatre techniques.

- Voice: in physical theatre, voice originates in the body and the two are inseparable. We will look at the expressiveness and possibilities of using voice in performance, vocal improvisation and using text in physical theatre.

MEET THE TEACHER



Judita Vivas is a Lithuanian actress and physical theatre artist. She is a Physical Theatre Practitioner with Acting Now, Associate Artist of DUENDE, and Research Collaborator on Icarus Performance Project (Malta). She is also Founder and Co-Director of Foxtale Ensemble (international female theatre collective) as well as Double Trouble (female theatre-duo with Miriam Gould).

Since 2008, Judita has trained with various international theatre practitioners, devised and performed in a large number of performance projects in Europe and the UK, and collaborated with theatre and multimedia artists. Her performances are physically and visually dynamic, drawing on real stories, mythologies and autobiographical narratives. Judita is passionate about socially engaged theatre projects and connecting with different communities. She regularly leads theatre classes and workshops where she combines somatic sensitivity with movement, ensemble work, storytelling and playfully experimentation with tangible materials.

ABOUT ACTING NOW PHYSICAL THEATRE SCHOOL

Acting Now is an applied theatre company established by Artistic Director Marina Pallarès-Elias in Cambridge. We are committed to bringing about change in communities and participants from all walks of life, especially those who experience disadvantage.

We have developed our very own methodology through working with these communities by drawing on the ethics of applied theatre and the aesthetics and principles of physical theatre. We call this Raw Theatre (or Theatre of Yes). Alongside this, we run physical theatre courses and training programmes, which bring together theatre practitioners, educators, community organizers, charity representatives, social workers, activists and many others who are interested in exploring and developing their acting skills and using theatre as a tool for communication, empowerment and debate.

Check some of our videos to see what our students are capable of after training with us:

Acting Course February 2018

Acting Course March 2017

Complicité (Acting Now Physical Theatre School Summer 2017 at Corpus Playroom Theatre, Cambridge)





Acting Now - www.actingnow.co.uk



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