THEATRE ARTS MODULES
PHYSICAL THEATRE, MIME & STAGE COMBAT
Firmly established in movement-theatre and contemporary theatre-arts genres, using the influences of Grotowski, Darius and Decroux/Lecoq, the dynamic training and shared development experience draws on universal traditions as well as highly unique, cutting-edge learning processes. It blends techniques, styles and themes across a spectrum of theatre, movement, and gestural arts creativity.
The module offers a rare opportunity to also focus on the creative process of practical experimentation in addition to contemporary techniques and passionately encourages trainees to realise their full creative potential through experiencing collaborative approaches to creating work and developing professional skills, in a safe, yet challenging environment.
ACTING, THEATRE & VOICE
Based on the highly acclaimed and empowering methods of Viola Spolin, acting is approached through improvisation applied to specific acting skills, eg. internal and external action, physicalisation and expression of drive and emotion, and freedom of action to apply to any character work.
We incorporate methods by Stanislavski, Boal and Hagen and approach scripts using the "Guideposts" of Hollywood Casting Director, Michael Shurtleff. By the end of the course, trainees will have key tools and in-depth understanding and confidence in acting skills to take them to their next level. The acting modules are compatible with the methods taught in the physical acting and physical theatre modules so that cross cultivation is natural.
In this highly practical module we explore and develop a range of inter-disciplinary skills and approaches to physical theatre devising techniques, providing a transferable foundation for creating a quality physical theatre performance; outlining how the individual ‘being’ carries meaning, and how each individual and group can learn to define and utilise their own unique instruments.
Trainees practically explore aspects of physicality; the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette in contemporary performance, composition and practical use of the physical performance space. Trainees will learn aspects of staging, including weakest and strongest points on stage, emotion centre as well as dramatic irony, symbolism, rhetorical stance, theatrical stimuli and practical application of a performance concept.