WORKSHOPS

Teacher: Alvaro Cea
Date: Sunday 29th of April
Time: 11.00-16.00
Location: Out of Joint
7 Thane Works, Thane Villas,
London N7 7NU
Price:£50

THE CHAIR

The chair as a discipline of knowledge.
We will learn about this technique in depth and observe the benefits of working from a place of less tension. During this workshop we will work on different phases of the chair technique and instrumental exercises.

Chair work ( stage 1 ): What is the chair and how does it work?
By consciously listening to your body and with guidance from the teacher, you will flow through the images and emotions that are emerging due to actively releasing tension. We will work on the creation of a resting space or neutral state and we will raise our awareness of our voice as part of creating an Integrated expressive movement (this is a movement where the whole body works as one, so the voice, body and mind are all one and create an expressive movement).

Instrumental Exercises (I): Frente a Frente
This exercise is done in groups of three. Two students will be sitting opposite each other saying their lines and another student will observe them. We will observe how being present and connected with our partner constantly makes us change and adjust ourselves as well as the place from where we act. The observer will give the two students feedback, which will enable them to become aware of how tension affects their work as actors.

Chair work ( stage 2 ): Images and letting go
We will work on forming simple images in the mind, which will help the students to evoke real emotions in the present moment, instead of working with complex ideas. We will pay special attention to the importance of letting go of the work created in the chair and learning how to return to a neutral state. We will also work with thoughts and habits, which can prevent the actor from remaining completely focused on the work.

Instrumental Exercises(II): The Empty Chair
The students need to choose a person they conflicted within their personal lives. During this exercise, we will bring back this conflict by imagining the other person sitting in the opposite chair. The student will start an imaginary monologue with the person they conflicted with, constantly switching between themselves and the other person. We will physically and mentally move between two different thought processes.

About the ChairBOOK WORKSHOP

Teacher: Abigail Hopkins
Course date: TBC
Course time: TBC
Location: TBC
Price:TBC

Method Acting

The classes are grounded in the Method, in naturalistic and realistic acting, and we draw from a combination of innovators, Constantin Stanislavski, Lee Strasberg, Augusto Boal, Viola Spolin, Susan Batson and Sanford Meisner.

We will work towards relaxation in performance, concentration and control, character creation, scene structure, physicality, and emotional availability.

In order to make acting truthful and to achieve believability in performance, the purpose of the exercises and improvisations is designed to release the student from limiting pre-conditioned habits, mannerisms, and defence-mechanisms.

The System of Stanislavski and Strasberg, allows the actor to find inspiration in performance, consistently and repeatedly, through the techniques of Sensory and Affective Memory and by a thorough understanding of the character and text and the ability to be fully in the moment and in communion with their fellow performers on stage and on set.

BOOK WORKSHOP

THE CHAIR

Course date: Sunday 29th of April
Course time: 11.00-16.00
Location: Out of Joint, 7 Thane Works, Thane Villas, London N7 7NU

The chair as a discipline of knowledge.
We will learn about this technique in depth and observe the benefits of working from a place of less tension. During this workshop we will work on different phases of the chair technique and instrumental exercises.

Chair work ( stage 1 ): What is the chair and how does it work?
By consciously listening to your body and with guidance from the teacher, you will flow through the images and emotions that are emerging due to actively releasing tension. We will work on the creation of a resting space or neutral state and we will raise our awareness of our voice as part of creating an Integrated expressive movement (this is a movement where the whole body works as one, so the voice, body and mind are all one and create an expressive movement).

Instrumental Exercises (I): Frente a Frente
This exercise is done in groups of three. Two students will be sitting opposite each other saying their lines and another student will observe them. We will observe how being present and connected with our partner constantly makes us change and adjust ourselves as well as the place from where we act. The observer will give the two students feedback, which will enable them to become aware of how tension affects their work as actors.

Chair work ( stage 2 ): Images and letting go
We will work on forming simple images in the mind, which will help the students to evoke real emotions in the present moment, instead of working with complex ideas. We will pay special attention to the importance of letting go of the work created in the chair and learning how to return to a neutral state. We will also work with thoughts and habits, which can prevent the actor from remaining completely focused on the work.

Instrumental Exercises(II): The Empty Chair
The students need to choose a person they conflicted within their personal lives. During this exercise, we will bring back this conflict by imagining the other person sitting in the opposite chair. The student will start an imaginary monologue with the person they conflicted with, constantly switching between themselves and the other person. We will physically and mentally move between two different thought processes.

Price:£50


Method Acting

Course date: TBC
Course time: TBC
Location: TBC

The Method trains actors to use their imagination to create a natural and authentic performance.

We will work towards relaxation in performance, concentration and control, character creation, scene structure, physicality and emotional availability.

In order to make acting truthful and to achieve believability in performance, the purpose of the exercises and improvisations is designed to release the student from limiting pre-conditioned habits, mannerism, and defence-mechanism.

Price: TBC


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