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Adult acting workshop: exploring movement

Event Details

  • From: 10/11/2024
  • To: 10/11/2024
  • Starting at: 10:00 AM
  • Ending at: 01:00 PM

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  • Main Auditorium
  • North Street, Bromley, BR1 1SB

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Join us for an acting workshop focussing on movement. This workshop is suitable for those with a good level of fitness that would be happy to explore movement in acting and a bit of vigorous exercise!

 

We’ll start with a warm up including some stamina exercises and HIIT circuits and highlight the importance of fitness for actors. With bodies warmed up, we’ll do some focus warmups looking at awareness of your own body in space and within the ensemble, highlighting ensemble awareness and working together. We’ll then explore ensemble communication work when you can’t talk – how subtle signs can be moved through the body to your fellow performers.

 

After a short break, we’ll introduce The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime where the main character, Christopher, interacts with lots of objects but using very few props. Instead we use the ensemble to create objects using movement and interaction, and we’ll explore giving the objects played by the ensemble an emotion. We’ll discuss the difference adding emotion makes to the performance.

We’ll then explore a scene before you are tasked with writing your own scene in groups. We’ll discuss what worked well and what could be improved in our scenes before moving on to our final exercise and a Q&A with our workshop facilitator.

This workshop will be facilitated by Chris Hopkins. Chris is a graduate of The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts and enjoyed a successful professional career in TV, film and theatre. Amongst many other roles, Chris played Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime with the National Theatre. We are fortunate that Chris is taking an extended break from professional acting to focus on his young family and his job as a Producer for a video gaming company – and as a volunteer and actor at BLT!

 

Cost: £20

Spaces: 20

All proceeds from this workshop will go towards our £85,000 building development fundraising campaign.