When: 16th and 17th July, 10am - 4pm
Price: £120 early bird if booked before midnight 22nd June. £140 full price.
How to apply: ITD workshops are aimed at professional dancers or those in vocational training. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Interdisciplinary training for dancers (ITD) is a new series of workshops that aim to give dancers easy access to skills and methodologies that they would not normally have access to.
The inaugural two day ‘Acting for Dancers’ workshop will be led by Orlando Seale who will explore a range of techniques and approaches.
Broadly speaking the workshop will fall into two parts: those exercises that help to develop the performer's responsiveness and presence, what is commonly referred to as ‘being in the moment’, and those that focus on building the inner life and physicality of a character. We will be touching on scene analysis; the conscious and unconscious beliefs suggested by the character’s language; journalling in the character’s voice; exploring the creative unconscious to find a personal connection to the material; improvisation; hot-seating; mask; psychological gesture, and other physical approaches to exploring character.
Finally how does the performer find a fruitful balance between the invisible inner work, the body/rhythm/energy of a character, and being fully receptive to the myriad gifts presented by each fresh moment with one’s partners?
Orlando has been working as an actor and teacher in the UK, Europe and the US for over 20 years. His playful and eclectic teaching style draws on techniques from Jungian dreamwork, Stanislavski, Meisner, Improvisation, Mask, and Clown, and aims to help his students make a deep, personal connection to their work whilst also being present and available for all the moment has to offer.
Orlando studied at Oxford University, the Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique in Paris, and the Ecole Philippe Gaulier. Whilst living in LA he continued to study Meisner technique and began to explore Jungian approaches to creative work with Sandra Seacat and Kim Gillingham.
He's been fortunate enough to enjoy an extremely varied career on stage (RSC, Almeida, Young Vic, West End, West Yorkshire Playhouse) and screen (Motherland, IT Crowd, Count Arthur Strong, Doll and Em (HBO), the West Wing, Mr Selfridge, Reign, Sleepy Hollow, Krod Mandoon, Ghost Whisperer, Monk, Casualty, Pride and Prejudice, Bobby, Mini's First Time, The Onion Movie, Caffeine, Hamlet, Hysteria).
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