Courses and Lectures

 

Masks on Stage

A lecture and demonstration on one way of working with masks in theatre. On the different types of masks that can be used on stage and how to find the character of the mask, the basic emotion of the character and the physical expression of the masks basic emotion.

 

 

Acting technique: text and character gestalt

To 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.

 

Improvisation

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.

 

Clown 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.

 

Bouffons

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.

 

Street theatre techniques

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.

 

Comic characters

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 analyze, etc.

 

Storytelling

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.

 

Mask play

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.

 

Mask construction

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.

 

Puppet theatre

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.

 

Commedia dellŽArte

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.

 

 

 

 

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