Jean-Louis Rodrigue: Performers Masterclass

_MG_9448.jpg
_MG_9448.jpg

Jean-Louis Rodrigue: Performers Masterclass

600.00

Fee: $700 (early bird $600)

This 4-day workshop will focus on synthesising the actor’s physicality, action, and ultimately characterisation within the world of the story. Using principles of the Alexander Technique, Animal Studies, rhythm, and Imagery, actors will explore their characters within their environments.

Quantity:
Add To Cart

The inner and outer landscape of the character

How to develop the character with body and environment

wit incorporated and Penny McDonald (Harmonic Motion) are thrilled to welcome internationally-renowned Alexander Technique teacher Jean-Louis Rodrigue (Alexander Techworks) to bring you a masterclass in developing the character with body and environment.

This 4-day workshop will focus on synthesising the actor’s physicality, action, and ultimately characterisation within the world of the story. Using principles of the Alexander Technique, Animal Studies, rhythm, and Imagery, actors will explore their characters within their environments.

We refer to “inner landscape” as our impulses, and “outer landscape” as the world of the story. We begin with our body and our breath, and explore how it is affected by environment; we observe how the surrounding world informs the ways we use our body. No individual exists in isolation. Understanding our relationship to the space around us provides the groundwork for connection to the play or the story.

In this workshop we will:

  • Explore your body and its connection to the environment through Alexander Technique, and Jessica Wolf’s Art of Breathing
  • Learn to discover your relationship to space and each other
  • Explore the use of animal studies to enable you to act and react in new ways, to enrich and expand your own physical and emotional world
  • Work with rhythm and tempo
  • Consider the effects of environmental conditions: cold, rain, hot, wind, etc.
  • Integrate all elements of our work into monologues or scenes
  • Harnessing the power of imagery will help you to find different tones, colors, and complexities in your work that otherwise would be lacking.