Early Autumn Courses
Meeting once weekly for four or five weeks , these courses explore Michael Chekhov principles in a way we will both expand both your sense of self and your acting. Some courses are open to all and others for those with more experience.email for more details
CHEKHOV AND COMEDY
5/ 90 minutes class one per week 14th Sept - 12th October 16.30 – 6pm GMT
(75 waged/ 50 concessions)
Exploring centres, style and polarities specifically and looking at Form, playing with characters from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. This workshop really opens the possibilities for using Chekhov Technique for Comedy! Tutor Max Hafler. Open to people with some experience of Chekhov technique. (10 maximum )
PRINCIPLES: EASE, BEAUTY, THE WHOLE AND THE FORM
(4 WEEKS 9th Sept - 30th September EXPLORING EACH OF THE FOUR PRINCIPLES) 3- 4.15. GMT
This series of practical workshops will awaken these four principles which according to Michael Chekhov need to be applied to the making of a piece of art. These principles which he called the ‘Four Brothers’ have far reaching implications for the Theatre Maker. OPEN TO ALL LEVELS
PRINCIPLES : TEMPO/PAUSES/DIRECTIONS.
4 weeks 9th - 30th October inclusive 4.30 - 6.00 GMT
A pause is a place of great movement inside even though there may appear to be nothing happening outside, There is phenomenal potential and movement of energy in a pause. There can be a Universe. Often actors make a pause artificially rather than letting it happen. Chekhov Technique teaches you how to let the energy flow organically. The camera is merciless when there is no movement of energy and often film music is used to create the illusion that there is more emotional movement than there is. A Pause is less about stillness than change so what we will do is explore this and gradually move towards working on short pieces from Pinter.