Workshop 1 "The embodied actor" on Saturday 17 November 2018 from 14:00 - 17:00 at the Centre Culturel in Beggen.
This is a three-hour acting workshop on Laban – for beginners or those needing a gentle reminder of Laban.
‘Existence is movement. Action is movement’ - Rudolf Laban
Workshop leader, Mitch Mitchelson, explains, ‘The embodied actor’ is an introduction to the work of Rudolf Laban for interested bodies! My late colleague Jean Newlove, student of Laban, Movement Director at Theatre Royal Stratford East and best friend of Joan Littlewood of ‘oh what a lovely war’ fame said the body was a musical instrument. This musicality of the body that Laban embraces had many applications, in industry efficiency, action profiling, dance education and theatre. It offers participants an opportunity to expand their range of expression for theatre , art and life. The class will be accessible and non-aerobic. We will focus on a Laban movement vocabulary that offers transformation through an array of different character choices enacted in the workshop for the stage and for life.
Open to all adults (16+), working language English
Cost: 3 hour workshop: NWTC members €50; non-members €60
An exploratory one-day workshop for those with some understanding of Laban.
“I always start with the physical life of the character’- Michael Fassbender
The workshop will further delve into the Laban movement vocabulary for actors, directors and life’s movers. Building on the foundation of previous Laban studies we will explore how the motion factors can be further combined to continue to develop our expressive potential as artistes. We will explore improvisation through the action drives, embody those heightened expressive moments of the vision, passion and spell drives. We will engage in Laban’s uses of space to evoke dramatic atmosphere and see space as an alive entity for creative relationship. Theatre genres will continue to be evoked and short scene studies explored. The physics of acting, the chemistry of relationship, a biology of life studies and the alchemy of physical transformation! All done with a non-aerobic compendium of fun, curiosity and accessibility.
Open to all adults (16+) who have some understanding of Laban, working language English
Cost: NWTC members €90/ non-members €100
Space limited: reserve your place by (1) writing to email: Rose@nwtc.luto to register and (2) paying the workshop fee to NWTC’s account (IBAN account LU80 0030 0960 1115 0000 with BGL BNP Paribas (BGLLLULL)), giving your name and workshop (Laban) as the reference)
For further details about Mitch Mitchelson, see www.nwtc.lu