Workshops and courses

Workshops and courses

ACTING
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Xavier Gil photography

The workshop in acting is an approach to the actor’s play and the stage through exercises that develop imagination and creativity. Practicing dramatic play and improvisation we will learn to move in the space, express emotions and create characters.

We will train interaction on the stage, voice and oral expression. It´s a process of discovering and self-knowledge which leads to liberation and lets express yourself easier and overcome the fear of public presentations.

During the course various public presentations are done.


THE MASK

The mask occupies the central place in actor’s training being a tool which allows to make the dramatic play bigger and more precise revealing the world of infinite possibilities. The mask reposes on the physical attitudes’ play and dramatic intentions focusing the attention on the actor’s physical movement and articulation.

The course starts with the training and the proper use of the neutral mask being an axis which will allow to play with various types of masks afterwards. We’ll also embrace the play with larvae and expressive masks and the production of a self-created mask.

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Xavier Gil photography

CLOWN

“The clown doesn’t exist apart from the actor who performs him. We are all Clowns. We all think we are smart, beautiful and strong, but all of us have our drawbacks, our foolishness, which having been expressed makes us laugh”.

The Clown makes others laugh, but how?

“The Clown is someone who “accepts his failure”, who ruins his performance placing in that way the spectators in a state of superiority. Through this failure the clown reveals his deep human nature which moves us and makes us laugh”.

Jacques Lecoq

The course of Clown, based on the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq, invites you to investigate and discover your own clown.

We will work on:

– the search of your own foolishness
– acting from the truth
– nonsense
– a joke
– the contact with the public
– clown´s walk
– forbidden gestures
– the circus clown
– a performance
– clown, poetry and singing
– clowns in situations of day-to-day life

 

THEATRE FOR CHILDREN

Classes of theatre for children help to develop child’s creative potential which will be useful to function successfully and confidently in modern society.
The main purpose of this course is to find out, reveal and develop child’s creative potential.
The course is focused on the development of imagination and concentration. The skills of interaction and teamwork are trained.

Xavier Gil photographer

Xavier Gil photographer

Xavier Gil photography

Xavier Gil photographerActing training through games and amusing activities is carried out in order to develop imagination, fantasy, concentration and organicity on the stage.

The classes of physical and oral expression are held to develop expressiveness, self-confidence and psychomotor coordination.

The following topics are also approached: introduction to theatre concepts, dramatic play, mime, object theatre, puppets, shadows and lights, make up and costume.

The classes are held for children of different ages:

Theatre for children (for children of 4-6 years)
Theatre for juniors (for children of 7-12 years)

 

TEATRE FOR TEENAGERS

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Xavier Gil photography

The classes of theatre for teenagers are a complex of exercises on acting, improvisation, physical expression and vocal tecnique which help to develop imagination, creativity and concentration. It´s a tool which allows to overcome shyness, get rid of physical and mental blocade and to perform with confidence on the stage.

Xavier Gil photographer

Xavier Gil photography

The workshop of the Theatre for teenagers is a perfect opportunity to do the first steps towards the acting career, get acquainted with the acting tecniques and methods. Develop creative potential, reveal acting abilities inside of oneself and improve the teamworking skills. And of course to play, play and once again play! Actor´s job is play and entertainment provided that systematic training is realised.

Every three months the scenes and plays prepared during the workshop are performed in public.

 

THEATRE IN ENGLISH

The Theatre in English workshop is a tool which facilitates learning of English in an interactive and entertaining way.

All the classes, rehearsals and performances are carried out in English. It consists of a number of interactive exercises to broaden your vocabulary, improve grammar and speaking in English through playing. Developing, at the same time, the ability to perform in public, creativity and imagination.

A student will not only improve the language, but also adquire some acting tecniques and develop the ability to perform in public.

Students periodically perform plays in English.


JUGGLING

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Xavier Gil photography

The art of manipulating objects

Juggling is a circus subject which benefis the development of the psycomotor ability. During the workshop coordination, balance, agility and dexterirty are trained.

The creativity of juggling with the variety of objects will be encouraged.

We will work on juggling related to dramatic play.

 

 

 

Xavier Gil photographer

Xavier Gil

Xavier Gil photographer

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DANCE THEATRE

Between dance and theatre

Dance theatre combines both elements of dance and expressive elements of theatre. It isn´t focused on how the actor moves, but on what they are moved by.

Dance theatre was developed and spread by the German choreographer Pina Bausch and gave an impulse to the devbelopment of contemporary physical theatre.

The workshop includes working on physical expression, choreography, plasticity, improvisation and creation tecniques.

 


 

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