Embodying a Character
In this workshop each participant experiences a total immersion into the creation of two dissimilar characters. We look at the intricacies of the human condition and how inner life is revealed through a person’s body, rhythm & use of space. All bodies are the result of a specific history and circumstances and the whole body tells our story – the arm, the knee, the feet, the back, these too can be reflections of the inner person.
Through the integration of movement training and structured improvised play, the actor will learn to embody a character’s circumstances, beliefs, and emotional and social makeup, and experience these physically. By placing a specific weight, a particular alignment, a tempo, a direction in space, by finding where the breath is centered, and by exploring to what extent the muscles are taut, the actor organically discovers through their own body, the physical experiences of the character.
(*There are no masks used in this workshop).
- Exploring what happens to a body under specific conditions
- Experiencing ‘outside – in’ practices and how they affect the performer internally
- Total immersion into characters
- Structured play – deepening emotional connection and physical embodiment
- Creating dramatic situations—building on the work explored (in longer intensive workshops only).
- Expressive movement training; the role of the breath and the spine; refining sensitivity to qualities (essence) of movement and rhythm; responding on impulse; heightening kinesthetic and spatial awareness
- Improvised and structured play – solo and group work
- Examining and retrieving physical explorations
- Group devised dramatic situations (in longer intensive workshops only)
- There are no masks used in this workshop
The early bird booking fees are available until the following dates:
- Adelaide – September 1, 2019