Lecoq technique: an introduction

Course Dates: 25/04/21 - 30/05/21
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Jacques Lecoq’s method focuses on physicality and movement. Lecoq himself believed in the importance of freedom and creativity, giving an actor the confidence to creatively express themselves, rather than being bogged down by stringent rules. Lecoq is about engaging the whole body, balancing the entire space and working as a collective with your fellow actors.

We've changed some of our teaching arrangements in response to the coronavirus outbreak. You'll get the same great learning experience with lots of support but with adjustments to keep us all safe for your visit to the studio.


This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit


What is the course about?

With notable students including Isla Fisher, Sacha Baron Cohen, Geoffrey Rush, Steven Berkoff and Yasmina Reza, Lecoq's is a technique that can help inspire your next devised work, or serve as a starting point for getting into a role.
This is a practical course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Wear comfortable appropriate clothing that allows for ease of movement.
No shoes required, in fact bare foot moving is advised (slip-proof socks are permissible).
As we engage in some contact work with other students, it is essential to observe good personal hygiene and wear clean movement clothes to class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Alexander technique for performers, Viewpoints: an introduction, Laban: The Eight Efforts or speak to the tutor for advice and guidance.

Tutor Biographies
Sean Croft Tutor Website

Sean trained at École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, a world renowned school for physical theatre. Over the two years he trained in devised theatre, ensemble building, character development, mask work, mime, object manipulation / puppetry and clowning, among a vast array of other training. Sean also trained at East 15 Acting School on the BA Hons / Acting & Stage Combat degree graduating in 2011, gaining specialist skills in nine different weapon sets alongside an extensive acting program, in contemporary and classical work and practitioners. Sean works as a performer, director and choreographer, and regularly leads workshops and courses for theatre companies across the UK, Europe and Asia. His approach to theatre follows predominantly from his training at Lecoq, with the body and with a playful curiosity, exploring the space and how the body moves within it. In his courses he hopes to open up a deeper understanding of performance technique, emotional engagement, physicality and the exploration of all aspects of life through theatre and to share his deep profound love of what he does with others.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: DRM110

Sun, day, 25 Apr - 30 May '21

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £119.00
Senior fee: £95.00
Concession: £73.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2542

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