Module I : Introduction to Physical Storytelling

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Module I : Introduction to Physical Storytelling

40.00

This module introduces fundamental rules for effective physical story telling. By learning these basic rules performers engage with space as an extension of the body, and manipulate that space to dramatic effect. This introductory course is excellent for anyone wishing to enrich their performance. Whether you are performing the works of Shakespeare, Gilbert and Sullivan, or Chekov, or creating your own works from scratch, this workshop can enrich your physical presence on stage or on film. NOTE: This module is a prerequisite for module II.

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The purpose of this Dramatic Space workshop is to empower artists to tackle narrative in new ways, using principles and techniques of physical theater. Designed modularly, this two segment course caters to the needs and interests of the individual artist. Taken together, it comprises a six hour physical theater intensive. The central topic approached is the physical approach to narrative. 

This workshop interrogates the “Golden Triangle of Movement”, the relationship between Time, Space, and Body. None of these elements have any meaning without the other two. By manipulating each of these interdependent elements, the performer gains control over narrative. This principal holds true across the range of performance and narrative disciplines. Fundamental concepts such as rhythm, musicality, tension, engagement, and fixed point serve the artist in every field. 

Participants should come prepared to move, improvise, and collaborate. Exercises are designed to provoke questions and elicit discovery. Participants can expect to gain practical tools for adaptation, movement analysis, as well as increased physical confidence and spatial awareness, and experience with collaboration and ensemble work. The work of Dramatic Space is in discovering tools which aid the artist’s individual creativity and style.