Physical skills for actors
- Movement for actorsCourse start date: Sat 28 Oct 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftAn actors most important tool is their body!
Having an awareness of space and presence and utilising the body to help carve engaging, full-born characters is vital in theatre, whether this be during improvisation, delivering a monologue or throughout the process of a performance. It's important to have the tools to do this!
This course aims to give every member an introductory “toolkit” you can take away with you, freeing your body, exploring character technique, enhancing your improvisational and performance intuition and becoming confident in your craft.
- Clowning and physical comedyCourse start date: Sun 14 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftDiscover the fundamentals of fun, exploring what makes us laugh and what it means to be a clown. We’ll dive deep down into the funny bones of comedic genres that have lasted centuries and learn techniques in the physical style of comedy performance. No previous experience needed. Warning: a great deal of serious silliness will be had!Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £62.00
- Mask technique and performance (level 2)Course start date: Sun 11 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftA creative, high energy and inspiring workshop in mask characterisation and mask physicality. If you are interested in learning about performing in full mask this one day workshop will introduce techniques helping to build confidence and understanding of mask performance. Masks provided.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £41.00
- Mask technique and the physical body (level 1)Course start date: Sun 2 Jun 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftThis playful and creative mask course, suitable for students at any level, introduces you to the mask. You will be carefully guided to explore the principals and techniques required to bring a character to life, to create speech with the body and without the voice. Masks will be provided but why not bring along some different style outfits and a variety of hats with you, then you’ll have more to play with on the day.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £38.00
- Lecoq technique: an introduction (level 1)Course start date: Sat 23 Sep 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sean CroftJacques Lecoq’s style of theatre training is in the body, it involves exploration of ourselves and the world we live in with a sense of curious play. Lecoq revolutionised the format of theatre craft and his style and techniques are recognised as essential tools to any professional working actor, in its most basic or grandest of themes. It is a style that hugs you warmly and sticks with you, adaptable and diverse.
The Lecoq technique is about the performers engagement, listening physically and their connection in the space, working together as an ensemble, devising your own work and finding new ways to do it are essential.Full fee £109.00
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