spring Online courses 2024
RHYTHM PAUSE TEMPO
JANUARY 23RD 5 – 7 IRISH TIME . SIX ONLINE SESSIONS
TUTORS MAX HAFLER AND GUEST RENA POLLEY (MICHAEL CHEKHOV CANADA)
What do we aspire to in our performances? Truth, Variety and Engagement. Working with Tempo, rhythm and changing quality creates excitement and really brings the audience with us. Think of when you are late and running to meet an old friend you have not seen for years; changing tempo as you get breathless as you run down the street, a spinning tempo inside you wondering whether they have changed, an energy when you remember your last kiss. Really developing and engaging with tempo and rhythm helps us create more fascinating, real and unpredictable characters.
And what of Pauses? when there is a pause,something happens. There is an ocean of energy swirling around us or between people. That is often how it feels anyway, and if we want an audience to feel the full potency of that we need to believe it.
Enrich your characters and help them breathe
Cost 135€ waged/ 115 low waged/ 90 unwaged
Atmosphere From Jan 29th(4 Sessions)
As Michael Chekhov said, Atmosphere is the soul of the performance. For me it is the true basis of the principle of 'Let's Pretend' which we all explored in some way in childhood, in reading and in exercising our imaginations. Creating Atmospheres as performers gives us more than the costumes, more than the lighting, more than the music though these things all contribute . Going to see a play where atmosphere has not been considered is a dry and noticeable experience and makes us question what is wrong with what we are watching. that is often why we are puzzled
In this series we shall be exploring and exercising our ability to create atmosphere and look at how and why it is so important especially for theatre though it is also tangible on screen and in radio.
It begins on 7th November and there are four workshops in the series.
Cost 100 waged/80 non wage
Time Jan 29th/Feb 5th/12th/19th 5.00 - 7.00 Irish time