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Lecoq Physical Theatre & Mask Work

Introduction

Understand and control your body in relationship with the space around you is an essential tool in order to navigate successfully at work and in any social setting. This 16 weeks workshop will allow you to free your body, your emotions and your creativity in order to confidently control it and utilise it in your everyday life. Knowing and recognising your emotions can allow you to communicate more efficiently with others and ultimately feel more empowered.

Writing and creating your own character is a fun and liberating experience, explored and shared in a trusting and safe environment where you can make friends for life. If you want to gain or regain confidence, curiosity, creativity, a sense of community or improve your acting skills and start believing in your own creative potential, this is the right workshop for you. Ultimately it is about life, about you and the story you wanna tell.

Who is this workshop for?
Everyone. We welcome both actors and non-actors with an interest in the arts. This workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds. Minimum age for admission is 18 and above.

SYLLABUS

16 weeks / 3 hours x week

(open to everyone)

      

  • The 7 levels of tension

  • The Neutral Body

  • Body in space: breathing, time, tempo, rhythm, patterns

  • The journey of the neutral mask

  • Exploration and personification of the 4 natural elements (air, water, fire, earth)

  • Exploration and personification of different materials

  • Movements creation & improvisation

  • Deconstruction of everyday gestures

  • Exploration of scenes before words and after words

  • Exploration and dialogue of emotions

  • Character Mask

  • Walks & Body Postures 

  • Mask & Counter Mask

  • Character Building

  • Group creation

  • Final presentation

Lecoq Physical Theatre 

Monologues & Scene Works

Intermediate

This workshop will allow you to deepen your understanding about the physical and external approach of the Lecoq method. You will explore a chosen written monologue and have the chance to work on given spoken scenes. You will learn how to own and project every single word. You will be able to interact with others in a truthful and dynamic way. Actions, emotions and physical embodiment will help your character’s development. Over the 8 weeks you will have the chance to build strong and believable characters, both physically and emotionally.

If you want to gain or regain confidence, curiosity, creativity, a sense of community or improve your acting skills and start believing in your own creative potential, this is the right workshop for you. Ultimately it is about life, about you and the story you wanna tell.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds that has already completed Lecoq Physical Theatre Introduction. We welcome both actors and non-actors with an interest in the art of poetry writing/performance.


Minimum age for admission is 18 and above. NOTE: Participants need to memorise a chosen monologue prior the beginning of the workshop.

SYLLABUS

Lecoq & Physical Theatre

Intermediate

8 weeks / 3 hours x week

(For students that have attended the Lecoq intro)

  • Jacques Lecoq Physical Theatre Technique

  • Movement preparation: body in space / neutrality and attitude

  • Character building

  • Breathing and Voice

  • Physical approach to text

  • Using materials and elements to build a character

  • Exploration of emotions

  • Working on monologues and scenes

  • Improvisation

  • Presentation

Lecoq Devising 10m original piece

SYLLABUS

8 weeks/3 hours x week

For students that have attended the Lecoq Intro

 

  • 1st Week: The idea & why

  • 2nd & 3rd Week: Resources & Stimulus

  • 4th & 5th Week: Exploration, creation & writing

  • 6th & 7th Week: Editing & polishing

  • 8th Week: Public presentation

     

Lecoq & Physical Theatre 

1 off Trial

SYLLABUS

3 hours

20 euro

Games & exercise to bring you into the world of theatre

(open to everyone)

Lecoq Weekend Workshops

SYLLABUS

1. Introduction to Lecoq Physical Theatre

Over 1 weekend / Tot: 12 hours / Sat & Sun / 6 hours each day

(minimum 10 students, max 20)

Open to everyone

 

  • The 7 levels of tension

  • The Neutral Body 

  • Body in space: breathing, time, tempo, rhythm, patterns 

  • Movements creation & improvisation 

  • Deconstruction of everyday gestures 

  • Exploration of scenes before words and after words 

  • Exploration and dialogue of emotions

 

2. Mask Work

Over 2 weekends / Tot: 24 hours

(minimum 10 students, max 20)

Open to everyone

    

1st Weekend / Sat & Sun / 6 hours each day

Neutral Mask

  • Journey of the neutral mask 

  • Exploration and personification of the 4 natural elements (air, water, fire, earth) 

  • Exploration and personification of different materials

  • Improvisations

    

2nd Weekend

Character Mask / / Sat & Sun / 6 hours each day

 

  • Walks & Body Postures

  • Mask & Counter Mask

  • Character Building

  • Group creation      

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Lecoq Physical Theatre

Trial ​Class

3 hours

Games & exercises to bring you into the world of theatre

(open to everyone) 

What is the Jacques Lecoq method?

Jacques Lecoq method uses a mix of mime, mask work, and other movement techniques to develop creativity and freedom of expression. L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, the Parisian school Jacques Lecoq founded in 1956, is still one of the preeminent physical training centers in the world, developing artists of all kinds through its two-year conservatory and a variety of specialized workshops. The work is largely improv-based, and draws on historical movements like Commedia Dell’arte and clown work as well as Lecoq’s famous neutral mask technique and psychological exercises involving elements, colors, and seasons.

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