Mime: taster

Course Dates: 06/12/20
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Our fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.

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?

The course will cover the basics of working in the world of mime, using your body as a tool for performance, creating worlds out of nothing and engaging physically with the space. Playing and exploring and opening up the mime door to creativity.

What will we cover?

Mime techniques developed from The Lecoq School and other Mime practitioners such as Nola Rae, Marcel Marceau, Charlie Chapman and Buster Keaton.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Demonstrate greater physical awareness
Recognise improved confidence
Identify how to expand your imagination through mime.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Suitable for beginners. Some understanding and experience of performance is beneficial but anyone can join!

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.

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

Teaching will include practical class work, discussion, observation and supportive feedback for individual and group awareness.

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

If possible please wear black comfortable appropriate clothing that allows for ease of movement. No Jeans.
No shoes required, in fact bare foot moving is advised (slip-proof socks are permissible).

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

Mime Technique, Lecoq Technique, Movement for Actors.

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: DRB160

Sun, day, 06 Dec - 06 Dec '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £10.00
Senior fee: £10.00
Concession: £10.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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

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