This course is about how to benefit from the Craft of Acting to develop your Personal Performance style. The main goal of the course is to show the path to feeling present, free, engaged and creating a mutual lively contact with your students and colleagues.
When we teach, we have a stage, we have a story and an audience. We have ourselves, our language, our body, our thoughts and feelings. We will train all these elements.
With the tools from the Ancient Theatre, the classic drama teachers of Russia, the improvisers of England and Italy, and the Method Acting Masters in New York, we will train how to perform engaged, freely and with imagination. We will rediscover the playing and improvising abilities from our childhood and combine them with our competences and experience from our adult lives.
We will examine what charisma looks and feels like and how you can develop as a performer - also by connecting to new roles and aspects of yourself. We will also work with the uninvited obstacles we experience, nervousness, shyness, exaggerated perfectionism, inner blocking and the famous Law of Jante.
The 3-hour course consists of a warm-up session followed by short individual presentations.
In these presentations, several participants will have the chance to give a short elevator pitch on a topic of their choice, based on which we will discuss the following issues that are key to stage performance:
For the workshop, please prepare a 2-3 minutes speech concerning a topic you find relevant and exciting, and wear comfortable clothes in which you can move freely.
- Presence, readiness and improvisation
- Imagination, passion, courage and engagement
- Breath, body and voice
- How to connect with your audience
- Seeing and listening
- Tempo, pauses and nuances
- Images, senses and stories in your message
- Beginning, middle and ending of your message