6 Week laban course
Skye Hallam (TV and Film Actress)
Skye Hallam is an Anglo-Indian actress from London. Skye trained at RADA (The
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) and has worked across all areas of the industry.
Her credits include; THE ALIENIST and THE CROWN II for Netflix, PARADISE OF
THE ASSASSINS for Tara Arts and the soon to be released INTRIGO film trilogy
from Dir. Daniel Alfredson, starring Ben Kingsley. Skye regularly runs workshops in Meisner and LABAN technique at many major drama schools in London, including at Arts Ed and The Unseen.
This 6 week introductory LABAN course will be exploring the ‘outside in’ approach to creating and developing characters for both stage and screen. This course will ask the actor, ‘How does changing the way you move, use your body and relate to space, affect characterisation and your emotional life?’ Each one hour class will start with a short warm up followed by one main exercise -exploring each LABAN effort in depth. Once confident with the technique and approach, we will begin to apply the ‘LABAN efforts’ to text and character, working on monologues, both classical and modern with group work, peer evaluation and
This course will provide you with a new tool kit to draw from in all areas of your acting. This is a practical course with very little written or theory work. So get ready to put on something you can move in, get on your feet and get into your body as you explore the endless possibilities of LABAN’s work. (Don’t worry - you don’t need a lot of space, one of two yoga matt’s worth of space is sufficient!).
This course is right for anyone wanting to know more about LABAN technique and explore a less ‘heady’/intellectual approach to creating characters. These classes get your body moving and reinvigorated through your acting practice.