technique: text and character gestalt
learn how to analyze a text and a character and to be able to play it in a
credible way. To find the feeling and
thought of the character in the situations in the text and make the character
alive in body, voice and movement.
To be able to give and take impulses on
stage and react on unexpected situations. To acknowledge and build a scenic
action. This course is build on Keith Johnstone`s Impro techniques.
To find your own clown. To build a clown
figure with yourself as a point of departure. To be able to change the most
embarrassing own experience into a comic action. The public laughs at the clown
because they recognize him in the little exposed person.
Are very grotesque characters with
exaggerated looks. They work always in groups and question all that people
takes for granted. If we compare them with clowns we can say that the public
laughs at the clown but the Bouffon laughs at the public.
To play theatre in the street presents a
lot other demands than to play in a close room, you must draw the publics
attention and hold their interest in spite of the traffic and other disturbing
moments. We go through techniques to be able to achieve this. Which quality must
the play and the actor have to succeed outside.
To be able to create a comic character with
different starting points and develop it by putting the character in different
situations. In this course we use improvisation, physic gestalt, characters
People have always been fascinated by
storytelling. In this course we go through not only articulation and the use of
voice but also about how to, with help of different objects or your own body,
illustrate a story and make it more interesting for an audience.
We go through different masks: from the
neutral mask, that develops body awareness, through different characters masks,
where you learn to find the masks body and movement, to the half mask where you
find the masks voice.
A course about planning and drawing a mask
that works on stage and about different materials and techniques to construct
masks for the stage. The materials we use are papier marché, cloth and glue or
leather and we go through different techniques as positive and negative form,
plaster moulds, leather forming, etc.
A course about material and techniques to construct
different types of puppets and learn to play with them. We go through
marionettes, hand puppets, row puppets, Bunraku, etc. and how you can construct
a stage for each type of puppet.
Acting technique and character gestalt in this old but very much
alive theatre tradition. We learn about the most important characters in
Commedia dellŽArte, their body, movement and acting technique. We go through
also Commedia dellŽArte s history.