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Workshop for teachers

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Presence, listening and expression

Techniques in expression and dramatization for group dynamics.

How can we be more present? In what way can we listen to others better? How can we improve our communicative ability?

Presence, listening and expression are three basic words in theatre. An actor has to be physically, mentally and emotionally present on stage in order to relive or recreate a dramatic situation; he must be able to listen to the other actors and to express himself openly in order for the audience to empathise with him.

Through different exercises involving body language, vocal techniques, improvisation and dramatic games, Pont Flotant offers sessions to stimulate the imagination and develop corporal and vocal awareness in order to improve our communicative abilities.

Aimed at:

Teachers and any other person who, for artistic, professional or personal reasons, is interested in learning about their physical or vocal expressive capabilities.

Objectives:

  • Stimulate and develop the participants’ imaginations.
  • Develop communicative abilities.
  • Discover one’s own body as an element of creation, of play.
  • Diminish inhibitions. To become aware of the expressive possibilities of both the body and voice.
  • Be able to coordinate one’s own actions with those of your colleagues, coming to an agreement on speed, rhythm, directions…
  • Develop breath control and learn relaxation and breathing techniques.
  • Learn to improvise following different premises.
  • Learn to use the basic elements of a dramatic situation.
  • Appreciate the importance and value of team work.

Content:

  • Corporal awareness and its relationship with space.
  • Sensorial perception to build one’s own experiences through listening, observing, handling and feeling different sensations which feed creativity and expression.
  • Stage presence.
  • The importance of the ‘here and now’ on stage.
  • Having fun as an important element of the creative task.
  • Dramatic ‘listening’.
  • Opportunities arising from accidents or the unexpected.
  • Song, movement and choral dance or movement.
  • Handling objects.
  • Objective, dramatic conflict and given circumstances.
  • Using play as a dramatic support.

Programmes:

  • Weekend intensive (12h.)
  • I week workshop (4 sessions: 12-16h.)
  • 2 week workshop (6 sessions: 18-20h.)