The Physical Actor

The Physical Actor

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The Physical Actor

In 2018 this Class is incorporated with the Masterclass in Performance course

Essential class for developing the Actor’s core skills.

A foundation in grounding and strengthening the actor’s physical instrument with voice, mime, mask, movement, improvisation, working on text and devising their own work.

This class is for beginners, intermediate and advanced.

A practice based training.

Performance Course with William Dashwood

The base is 4 – 5 weeks of a once a week classes – culminating in the filling –  a chunky weekend of two six hours days.

The goal is to provide a solid basis of performance skills for the physical actor.

Each three hour class will include a warm up, physical technique and improvisation.

The final weekend will focus on Story-telling with the intention of giving a short presentation in the to friends and colleagues.

Using the technique of mime corporel as a basis for physical expression, William adapts this technique to include the physical expression of emotions, breathing, sound and the rule of three. Improvisation will be individual and group work.

If we want to be taken seriously we have to be prepared to risk being ridiculous. So laughter can be a path to greater understanding and expressive freedom.

Life is a lot easier when you stop taking yourself too seriously.

William Dashwood has been teaching mime and dramatic movement for more than 35 years. His enthusiasm for the subject is infectious and his workshops are full of humour whilst communicating clear and achievable tools for expression. His approach to this serious subject is light-hearted. He is a generous teacher with a desire to share his deep knowledge gained over many years of experience.


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