Feldenkrais for Actors - Developing Emotional Nuance, Shapes in Motion


A Shapes in Motion Workshop with Victoria Worsley

Friday 16th March 2018, 6.30-9.30pm at Sadler’s Wells 

It is well known now that emotion is  a physical event, not just something that happens in a disembodied mind: We freeze with fear, shake with anger, cry with sadness, laugh with delight, can feel heavy with dread, light with joy and jittery with excitement. However, less explored is how this opens up the possibility of developing a subtler and more nuanced palate in performance by finding greater sensitivity and nuance in movement. This is not about doing the splits, but about learning to sense finer differences in the ways we can do things; recognising and working with our restrictions and specific patterns of tension within small ranges of mobility that can enable greater subtlety in performance too.

In this workshop we will play a few games and use ‘Awareness through Movement’ lessons from the Feldenkrais Method to explore these ideas. Expect deep and delicate work: the little difference that can make all the difference. 

Please provide your own yoga/exercise mat for extra comfort with floor work.  

Victoria Worsley was an actor, movement director and theatre maker for 20 years. She has worked with the Feldenkrais Method for over 30 years, qualifying as a Professional Practitioner in 2007. She taught Feldenkrais in drama schools for 9 years, teaches performers at The Actors Centre, Royal Ballet School and Royal Opera House and has a private practice which is attended by people from all walks of life – including professional actors, dancers, singers and musicians. Her book ‘Feldenkrais for Actors, How to Do Less And Discover More’ was published by Nick Hern Books, Nov 2016.  

Early bird booking fee if booked and paid for by 16th February £45. From 17th February: £55.  Students & Spotlight members will receive a 10% discount with proof of ID/Spotlight link. 

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