MOVING CHARACTERS - A Laban Based Physicality Workshop for Performers - Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2017
For actors, singers, storytellers, speakers, musicians.
Explore and develop a character using the Movement theories of Rudolph Laban. Used by dancers, actors, musicians, athletes and health and wellness professionals, Laban is a multi-disciplinary approach to exploring movement and to physicalizing intention. It helps performers to first recognize physical habits and then, through exploration of a wider range of potential movements, develop a more expressive body. Discover how this multi-disciplinary focus on the physical life of a character can free your body, ground your voice in your body, and help you to delve deeper into the inner life of the character. This workshop is very physical and practical. You will also work with a monologue to apply the physical work directly to spoken text.
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.
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DATES: Friday through Sunday, September 29 - October 1, 2017
TIMES: Friday: 6:30 - 9:30 pm / Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 8
TUITION: $225 + HST
LOCATION: Sirius Studio, 119 Mimico Ave, Etobicoke There is an on site parking lot, free parking on side streets and easy access via bus or streetcar on the TTC.
INSTRUCTOR: Christy Heath is a certified Laban Movement Analyst and Bartenieff Fundamentals Practitioner as well as a Dance Notator, Instructor and Stage Manager. She has taught ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, dance fitness and creative movement for the Swansea School of Dance, The City of Toronto, The Columbus Centre, DanceFit Studio, High Park Fitness, York University and George Brown Dance. She was the Artistic Coordinator of George Brown Dance for nine years where she also taught Dance History, Dance Studies, Production and Professional Development. Christy has taught workshops in Laban Movement Studies and Labanotation, as well as dance, for such organizations as Ballet Jorgen Canada, York University, The Randolph Academy, The Peel Board of Education, The Toronto District School Board and The Studio School of Dance. She has been a guest lecturer for York University and Ballet Jorgen Canada and, from 2004 through 2009, she was a rehearsal director of THE NUTCRACKER Youth Cast for Ballet Jorgen Canada.
THE WEEKEND FORMAT:
Day 1, Friday: An introduction to the movement concepts of Laban. Beginning practical exploration of the concepts in the body.
Day 2, Saturday: Warm-up and practical exploration of the 8 Movement Efforts.
Day 3, Sunday: Warm-up and work on selected monologues - Laban + Voice / Sound + Text.