Physical Theatre Lab for Performers and Directors

Physical Theatre Lab for Performers and Directors

***Possibilité de prise en charge Afdas et Mutuelle Audiens Intermittents du Spectacle***

Workshop begins October 19th, 2016

Wednesdays, 19h30-22h30 (6 sessions)


This fast-paced 6-week lab with American director Simón Adinia Hanukai is designed to get actors out of their heads and into their bodies. The course will combine a number of movement-based techniques to focus on and further develop the physical presence, versatility and communication of the participants. The course will also serve as an introduction to Viewpoints and Image Theatre techniques.

Viewpoints, currently a staple in American theater training, is a technique and theatrical vocabulary that originally grew out of post-modern dance and was adapted for actor training by Anne Bogart and SITI Company (New York). Viewpoints breaks down the performer’s life on stage into elements that identify his/her relationship to time and space. It serves as a platform for performers to develop a sense of the ensemble and to fluidly and intuitively create together in the moment. Image Theatre, a branch of Theatre of the Oppressed, moves us away from the verbal and into the imagistic. The goal of Image Theatre is to strip away words, which we so desperately depend on, in order to let the body discover new ways to communicate essential themes, moments and emotions. 

The laboratory-style course will benefit performers who work in all genres of theatre and is open to participants of any level of experience. 

*Participants should read/reread Anton Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard prior to day one of the course. Any language/translation is fine.

Learn more about Simón Adinia Hanukai on the website of Kaimera Productions, which he is the Co-Artistic Director of, or on his personal website.

If you are interested in receiving more information about our fall program or if you would like to register for this or any of our fall classes, please fill out the following form (making sure to include your bio and/or a letter of intent) and we will be in contact with you shortly.

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