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Status & physicality with Mario Müller
Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 19:00 – Sun, 30 Apr 2017, 17:00 BST
Mario is already well known for his impressive physical approach in Improv.
Some of you already have met him and enjoyed his fun & physical approach bringing so much joy & pleasure to both audience and improvisers. As status work is the drive behind every good scene, his next workshop is going to focus on the physicality, the facettes and dynamics of status!
During the workshop with Mario Müller you are going to learn mostly two things:
Theatre-legend Peter Brook said that actors need to make a connection between their imagination and their body. While we naturally understand that an actor has to transform a message in their head into a signal of their body, the other direction is essential for excellent improvisers. Your body always knows the truth. If you can read it, like the audience does, you always play naturally and the characters you embody are true and credible – and funny. So the most work goes into creating different physical foundations for characters. They serve as perception filter, so you always feel how this character would naturally respond.
Energy, dominance, aggression – these are some of the first associations that come to mind when we learn about status play. But there is so much more to it than just that. And there is more to it than establishing status for a character on stage. An essential step in the development of an improviser is the transition from playing status to living and embodying status. Once you have the difference in your bones and understood that status is almost never transported in verbal messages, you enter the sphere of people that are able to move audiences and humans in general – both on stage and off-stage. Establish protagonists, play on the emotional chords of the audience and let them burst into laughter without thinking about it. Benefit in your real life as well: learning about status is key for being successful dealing with humans.
When & Where
Dates: 28th of April 2017 from 7-10pm & 29 & 30th of April 2017 from 11-5pm
Where: The Millman Resource Center
50 Millman Street (entrance between numbers 34–36)
London, WC1N 3EW
Tube: Holborn or Russel Square
Friday – Sunday (15 hours): £150
Early Bird: £120
Friday & Saturday only (9 hours): £100
Early Bird: £80
More information about Mario: Please click here
Also: See Mario's own Website
Date and Time
Holborn Community Association - Millman Street Centre
50 Millman Street
entrance between numbers 34–36