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Physical Theatre Tester Class

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Theatre Delicatessen

2 Finsbury Avenue

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EC2M 2PA

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You can try our class for 7£! ( Available just for new students)

In Autumn we will start a new 3 months Physical Theatre Course. If you are intersted in joining the course or simply exploring Physical Theatre and Jaques Lecoq’s technique, just come and have fun!

The central idea of this course is to release preconditioned views of acting and bringing student’s attention back to their own body.

Students are introduced to physical exercises, movement improvisation, movement analysis, and devising process to discover the expressive possibilities of their body and to developed self awareness.

JACQUES LECOQ PEDAGOGY

The central idea in Lecoq’s pedagogy is that theatre is a poetic medium and the performer is first of all a poet. His language is the body. Lecoq’s pedagogy trains the body of the performer to be able to become a poetic instrument. At the base of this poetry of the body there is mime. For Lecoq “mime” doesn’t simply means: imitation of reality. A mime is, first of all, somebody who can observe the world around him, take an impression in his body and then represent it through gestures.

A physical theatre performer has the capacity to listen and observe the reality around him and to generate impressions. Once this process is activated the performer is able to transpose this reality with and through the body into poetical shapes and gestures.

Within the poetical shapes, the personality of the artist comes out, in the way he treats these elements of poetry. But it’s not about him, it’s about his relationship with the world.

The real talent of the performer is not to act but to re-act. It’s about the ability of the actor to see, reflect and respond.

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Lecoq used to say: “A true understanding and knowledge of theatre inevitably requires a profound experience of play”.

Play is nature’s form of education. Play creates what is called the ‘absorbent state of mind’, which means you can absorb a lot more information, i.e. learn optimally & practice your creativity.

When you play and have fun you forgot you are “playing”. Performers relax because they lose the pressure of “performing well” and self judgment.

When you play everything is allowed! There is no wrong and no right, just the need of responding and reacting to impulses and provocations.

Playing is a great technique to improve listening and contact with each other. And it is safe! You can say “Yes” as you can say “No”… AND YOU CAN MAKE MISTAKES…and enjoying being a looser!

This course welcomes students from different backgrounds interests and talents. We want to offer a stimulating and challenging space in which students will be able to experiment, acknowledge and create, using their body as the first starting point to create a dialogue with reality and creativity.

This class is part of a 3 Month Course in Physical Theatre.

You can try this course by taking part to a tester class!

BOOK IT NOW, It's just 7 £!

What people say about us:

"A great workshop led by one of the most alive people I have ever met - Monika! She led the evening with style, grace, energy, warmth, humour and enthusiasm. I was captivated and fell into the warm embrace of the space that Monika and the other particpants created. Such fun!" - Daniel Cowan

"Amazingly liberating and insightful workshop lead by a bright, bubbly and wonderfully talented teacher, who makes you want to leap out of your comfort zone at every possible moment and embrace life! Would massively recommend." - Tania Hawthorne - Marchori

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