In our daily lives, our bodies are the first tool of communication we use: on the street, in the bus, in a shop. Even in the absence of words, we are able to interact with others and pick up on their emotions. Our bodies are able to convey messages before we even speak. While words can be used to deceive, our bodies can’t lie.
Physical theatre is a form of theatre that prioritizes the use of body as a primary storytelling tool, rather than relying just on words. Jacques Lecoq and E. Decroux were two important theatre educators who were interested in exploring the possibilities of the body for the stage. During the workshop, Andres will explore some exercises drawn from their work as well as the technique of mask theatre together with his participants.
Through various exercises and games you will explore tools such as: energy, breath, focus, action – reaction. This tools will help you to bring movement, posture and gesture on the first line and give your performance deepness and believability.
This workshop aims to provide some instruments to help you use your body to create characters, situations and narratives without relying on words. It is not about showing but about letting it be seen.
Instructor: Andres Angulo (Bogotá, CO)
Level: Level 3
It is a three-day workshop (12 hours of workshop):
Friday: 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Saturday: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm & 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Sunday: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
Fee: 240,- Euro (tax included)