Movement Stylisation: a technical and creative TASTER workshop
This workshop aims to introduce stylisation through an approach that focuses on establishing some foundations for creating original movement that is clear, precise, and full of meaning. By experimenting with a few of the principles of the dramatic corporeal mime technique, this session will lead to the in depth exploration of daily actions in order to create a physical understanding about what stylisation means. This practical approach intends to stimulate the development of a small vocabulary that can be used in varied art forms. The workshop will also dedicate some time in the development of a small piece based on a pre-selected short story, as well as a mediated discussion about the results.
Aimed to performing artists in general (age 18+), it will be delivered in two sessions only with small groups of five participants maximum (due to the dimensions of the space). Participants should bring clothes suitable for movement training, also a jacket or coat, and another piece of clothing that can be used for the creative exercise (e.g. a dress, shoes, a hat, a long scarf, etc).
– A short note about Dramatic Corporeal Mime:
Dramatic Corporeal Mime is a modern version of mime that was created by Étienne Decroux (1898 – 1991), which focuses on portraying thoughts and emotions through stylised physical actions.
Sunday 8th June, 11am to 1.30pm
Tuesday 10th June, 6pm to 8.30pm
The New Archive
Old Police Station Arts
114 Amersham Vale, London SE14 6LG
New Cross (5 mins walk from the rail / overground station)
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Cost: £10 per session
*** Booking in advance is ESSENTIAL to guarantee your place ***
Please email nicolepschetz[a]gmail.com with two lines describing your experience in performing arts or with a link to your webpage. There is no need to send a CV, as this is not for a selection process, but solely to provide some information about the participants in order to make the workshop suitable for all. Please also mention your preferred date.