Theatrical action and improvisation

Learn the rules of the game and break them when you need to

INTRODUCTION

In order to achieve an effective and useful theatrical action connected to what is happening or is about to happen, you have to be aware of many different factors: time, space, what was there before and what your aim is. Moreover, you have to train yourself to hold your attention for a long time, understand and introject different steps, such as coming to life, developing and bringing a theatrical action to an end. It is useful to know the rules of the game in order to break them whenever you need to.

Improvisation in theatre is a world of its own, it follows precise mechanisms. Practice develops your ability to respond to different situations in a short time and in a creative way, increasing your imagination and self-confidence on stage, which are important factors in an artist’s training.

The aim of the workshop is to provide the skills to create a theatrical scene, using improvisation as one of the possible tools. In the last part of the workshop, during a practical and experimental stage, students will analyze the differences between improvisation and “sudden” theatre.

CONTENTS
  • Presence (moi jeu)
  • Mixed/active/passive training
  • Movement in space and body gesture
  • The actor in relation with time space and place
  • De-composition
  • Physical action: birth, development and conclusion
  • Different body qualities
  • Different levels of stage perception
  • Elements of theatrical improvisation
  • “Sudden” theatre
  • Theatrical box
  • Neutral circle
  • Creation grid
WHO MAY APPLY

Artists, actors, singers, teachers and anyone who is interested in developing his/her relational and creative skills.

Category

Theatrical Seminars