Movement and improvisation based physical theatre performance labs

 

Movementality ? tell me more…

Moving is part of life, yet we know very little about how the way we move expresses as much as our verbal language. In these labs, we will learn the body’s language and how to use it to communicate. We will also learn the art of corporeal improvisation where we let the impulses within move us and use physical theatre techniques to convey it to others.

Presence is a fundamental key which is the delicate space where creation is born and the ability to go beyond oneself is possible.

For who ? 

Novice or professional actors, dancers, musicians, environmentalists, activists, techies, nerds, etc…  who want to :

  • grow more body awareness
  • practice physical theatre and performing
  • develop their presence in public
  • explore multiple facets of themselves
  • learn to improvise and think creatively
  • learn to co-create 
  • dare to surprise themselves

 

Upcoming dates :

Module 1 BODY COMMUNICATION BASICS Thursday 3/14
Module 2 WORDS, SOUNDS AND MOVEMENT Friday 3/22
Module 3 DEVELOPING A CHARACTER Thursday 3/28
Module 4 CREATING A STORY Friday 4/5

carlyko@ gmail.com to chat or confirm your coming…

MOVEMENTALITY MODULES
Module 1 BODY COMMUNICATION BASICS
1) Body Reading
tension, posture, position, direction
What is my body communicating to the viewer ?
2) Spacial Awareness
amplitude, lines, curves, proximity,
What does my body in space communicate ?
3) Relationship
gaze, direction, proximity, touch
What relationship does my body communicate to objects, space and others ?
4) Music in movement
rhythm, speed, inner heart rate, recognising personality rhythms
How does my bodies rhythm communicate ?
 
5)improvisation based on elements taught
Module 2 WORDS, SOUNDS AND MOVEMENT
1) Body language basics rundown
body reading, space, relationships, rhythm
2) Word Tasting
relating movement to the spoken word
locating the sound in the body, breath work, nonsensical sounds
How can movement fuel sound and vice versa ?
3) Writing a short musical word text
using movement and image to create a short “text”
4) Creation of a short movement and sound/ words skit
How can text, sounds and words partner with movement ?
 
Module 3 DEVELOPING A CHARACTER
1. understanding what drives your character
2. understanding it’s history/ thought pattern
3. developing it’s body rhythm, ticks, posture, body tensions, movement
4. improvise with others using elements of your character
5. create a surreal and/or clownesque character that inspires you
6. perform a 3 -5 minute sketch of a “day in the life” of the character
 
Module 4 CREATING A STORY
1. develop capacity to create a story using a formula
2. develop a movement sketch using a geographical map, a developed character, a short text and a storyline
3. combine your sketch with a partner and create your own simultaneous sketch interweaving the two stories
 
PRICES :
The price is 18 $ per class if you commit to the 4 MODULES
Or 20$ drop -in
Please speak to me if your budget is restricted (no-one turned away FLOF)

 

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When I perform I can play with all the parts of myself  that I don’t get to express in daily life. I get to be insane, mad, weird, sexy, vibrant, funny, ridiculous, outspoken, wild or anything I want to be. 

Our body tells us the secrets of our lives and through our bodies we express who we are.

When we draw, write, move, we create a mirror of ourselves and when we share it, we offer a gift to the world.

I am moved by beauty, authentic humanness and absurdity.

I dream of creating a space where we can all be the mad wonderful beings we are and share it through performance.

 

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Carly Ko (Facilitator)

She has :

performed for 20 years in Europe doing street performing, theatre and site specific shows based on movement, comedy, spoken word, circus, song and dance.

taught physical theatre to adults and children for 5 years near Bordeaux, France

written and directed various contemporary solo shows and collaborations.

been educated at Cesenatico Circus School and various clowning workshops in Italy

been educated with Theatre du Movement (movement theatre), Académie des Arts du Spectacle AIDAS (International academy of performance arts) and Les Arenas de Nanterre (circus school) in Paris, France.

She also has taught :

yoga, meditation and somatic movement and expressive arts therapy

(links to past works : www.carlyko.com (need flash) or www.youtube.com/carlyko1

 

 

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