We all know physicality is important but so often it’s just something we add at the end.
We love watching embodied performances but don’t necessarily know how to do it ourselves.
And we’ve all been told, at least once, to ‘get out of your head’.
In this eight-class programme we’ll be looking at some tried and tested techniques to get you back in your body, and to encourage movement to be at the centre of your practice.
Based in the Jacques Lecoq pedagogy, expect a practical, playful, on-your-feet class with helpful warm ups, exploratory exercises and time to reflect together.
Each week we’ll look at a new topic: Tensions, Elements, Space and Animals. In our first class we’ll spend time exploring and playing, and in our second class we’ll look at how we can connect this to self-tapes, auditions and roles.
Suitable for anyone who wants to get out of their head and feel more connected to their body, who wants to put the fun back in acting, or who wants an opportunity to explore what their body can do.
Martin trained at the Bristol old Vic Theatre School and Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. He has worked nationally and internationally in theatre, film and TV for companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Netflix and Opera di Firenze and has toured Europe with the cult punk-cabaret band The Tiger Lillies.
“This class is one of the best things I’ve done for my career.” – Jon, actor
“This is the class that I never knew I needed but has absolutely transformed me as an actor.” – Katie, Actor