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The Poetic Body - Physical Theatre Course, Facciocose

  • London
  • combined arts, interdisciplinary arts, theatre
  • Monika Gravagno monika@facciocose.org

Description

Embark on a journey of choral work, complicité and mime movement with this Physical Theatre Course based on Jacques Lecoq Pedagogy.

VOICE AND RHYTHM.

We will move from silence into sound, rhythm and musicality of motion. You will learn to use rhythm through the body, and musicality through the voice as creative devices for staging. Explore how they can be used individually and collectively. When focusing on patterns, we expand the possibilities of articulating structures and creative narratives by entering forms that are organic, geometric and alive.

ENSEMBLE MOVEMENT.

A collective body moves organically like a living creature. Through a series of physical exercises we will discover how this collective body breathes, thinks, feels and moves.  We invite each performer to work together and collectively generate a bigger and more complex image.

STUDYING ANIMALS TO BUILD CHARACTERS.

We will study animal movements and behavior, investigating how they stand, breathe, eat, hunt, what drives them, how fast, how slow they move.  This work will be essential to build characters and mask and counter mask. Rather than an encounter between the performer and his character, we will create a relationship which is always triangular: the animal, the character, and the performer.

THEATRE OF GESTURE: “THE MIME MOVEMENTS”.

Action mime consists in reproducing a physical action as closely as possible, miming the object, the obstacles, and resistances. Rather than creating physiological explanation, we research the economy of physical action. We teach the 5 of the ‘20 Mime Movements’ codified by Lecoq, to upskill performers and push them to ‘enter into the form’.

PEER FEEDBACK

This process challenges participants to recognise what works, what can be improved, as well as question one another and exchange knowledge. In addition, we prepare students to understand the group dynamics and recognise the right timing to give feedback, and how to do it constructively. 


https://facciocose.org/physical-theatre-intermediate-course/

Every Tuesday, 7-10pm at BRADY ARTS CENTRE

From 28th of January
10 week course

“Exciting, challenging and transformational journey! Conducted with outstanding guidance and support of the teacher.” Rita Lipnitskaia