Movement as Inspiration: Lecoq-based Training

“I loved to dance because I was scared to speak. When I was moving, I could feel.” Pina Bausch

***The workshop lasts the whole weekend***

This workshop is designed for theatre makers, actors, dancers and circus performers who are interested in devised performance and ensemble creation. The aim of the workshop is to offer a range of tools that stimulate creative process and the theatre maker’s imagination while exploring the principles of Lecoq-based work and using movement and the body as inspiration.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

The workshop will focus on the relationship between performer and theatrical space, quality and economy of movement, rhythm 
and physicality. It will offer a variety of exercises aimed to increase group’s concentration, presence and complicity. Through the use of Lecoq’s concept of ’le jeu’ and some Rudolf Laban’s techniques participants will analyse the dynamics of colours, materials, elements and animals, concentrating on the ways in which these characteristics can be applied to human situations and be integrated into a physical character and narrative development. 

WHO IS IT FOR?

Bristol Physical Theatre Project’s workshops are aimed at performers and artists of various disciplines who would like to widen their performing and performance making skills. The project’s approach to theatre making has a strong emphasis on movement and physicality and concentrates on the idea that the performer’s creative impulse is crucial in the process of collective theatre creation. 

All BPTP workshops are open to everyone regardless of their experience. So, whether you are an experienced performer or a beginner, you will be both encouraged and challenged.

WHY PARTICIPATE?

This workshop invites participants to move away from the psychological approach to character/narrative creation, engaging into a physical and imaginative discovery of the character’s humanity via the exploration of the movements that are found in the surrounding world. The workshop will provide its participants with a range of practical performance making and character creation exercises which can later be applied to the individual artistic practice and further training.

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