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Physical Theatre Advance Course- The Exploded Body

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IKLECTIK

‘Old Paradise Yard’, 20 Carlisle Lane

( Royal Street corner ) next to Archbishop’s Park.

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This Advanced course in open to any participants with the interest in Devising Theatre and in creating their own work. A special focus will be on exploring the relationship between the body and the space where it exists, researching the dynamics of space and rhythm through a structural form.

CREATIVE LAB AND MOVEMENT CLASSES

This course will ask students to actively participate in a creative lab, in which we’ll be working with materials, colours and structures. We will be investigating the relationship between structural, architectural language and body movement using basic materials: Paper, cardboard, wood-sticks, wire, etc.

We will be creating experimental objects that can be put in motion, (portable structures, masks and
dynamic objects), and we will explore the relationships we can create by integrating them with movement and the body.

BREAKDOWN OF THE COURSE

1st module.

- Silence before words: discovering a state of neutrality and immobility.

“Words are born from silence. Movement is born from immobility”

- Universal poetic awareness : Dynamic study of elements and materials.

-Construction of portable structures.

2nd module.

- Dynamic approach to sounds and poetry, in relationship with portable structures.

- Embodiment: understanding the balance of forces and their dynamics, transferring them into the body.

3rd module.

-Final collaborative devised project.

UNIVERSAL POETIC AWARENESS – THE COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW

“First you discover the world, then you discover yourself”, Jacques Lecoq.

Our journey is to observe and embody life and nature, and then to transpose these forms into theatre. This is what Lecoq called the mimo-dynamic approach to creation.

Mimo-dynamic doesn’t mean illustrating or describing what you see, but entering and listening to the reality, and then transposing it into poetical forms with your body.

Our investigation of reality will be focus on observing colours, materials and their behaves; understanding how each colour has a different relationship with the space it occupies. There is a space, a rhythm and a dynamic for each colour. Each space reveals a dramatic territory.

From analyzing colours students will move on to work with a whole painting, studying the complex of composition and transposing it with their collective body during the devising work.

PORTABLE STRUCTURES AND MASKS

The portable structures appear like abstract architectural forms, put in motion in the space. They are played like masks, carried by the body or manipulated by the arms, moving in the space following their rhythms and forces.

The idea behind our work is to recognize the significance of “Plastic Space”. Far way from considering the space and objects as elements of decoration, we intend them as plastic and dynamic fundamentals, fully integrated with the actor’s body.

In this direction of mime-architecture, we will put in motion the portable structures we’ve created, and we will explore how the actor’s body finds a full integration in the space, complementing and accompanying the structures to serve it’s play.

DEVISING PROCESS

This course will offer you the possibility to create your own work with a final devising project.

We intend collaborative devising as the fundamental key for the emerging of new and original theatre work.

Training students to look and see, to work in an atmosphere of generosity, commitment and personal responsibility, is more important than training them as creative artist.

You’ll be challenged to trust your imagination, your artistic vision, and other people’s ideas.

Our aim is to generate a creative discussion within your own practice. This will be the essential element for the creation of a new performance language and artistic autonomy.


TIME, SPACE, PRICING

Duration of the course: 25th of September – 11th of December. 10 Sessions.

3 hours weekly class. Every Monday from 7pm to 10pm. At IKLECTIK in Waterloo( 10 min walk from the station).

Cost of the Course: 200 £

Early Bird Tickets – Booking before the 4th of September: 170£

All materials (paper, glue, paints, wooden sticks, etc) will be provided.


Session is lead by Monika Gravagno

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