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FesTeLon Workshops: Performance and Spanish Theatre
28 Jan 8:00 am - 13 May 5:00 pm|
To complete their theatre programme, FesTeLon welcomes theatre students and stage aficionados to a series of workshops ranging from the concept of dramatic structure to performance and body poetics. These nine workshops will be taking place in London from January until May, with the help of actors, directors, dramaturgs and translators, among others.
- Introduction to Spanish Classical Theatre and Verse
Imparted by Paula Rodríguez, this workshop aims to facilitate the understanding of the essence of Classical Spanish plays and verse, and to discover how they are still relevant in the present day. It doesn’t require any particular skills or levels.
- Training for Actors: Bodily Poetics
This introduction to the physical and vocal training has been developed by Spanish theatre company Teatro Inverso. Through this workshop you will achieve better understanding of how to use physicality in order to allow the voice to reveal the emotions and thoughts hidden within.
- The Architecture Within Theatre: Objects and People
This workshop is about the use of objets and basic furniture as elements of the scenic space, exploring the dimensions of the body regarding the dimensions of different common objects.
- Architecture within theatre: Loops, Sequences, Limits of the Scenic Space
The workshop is about creating an ensemble theatre piece exploring the flow of common living spaces, understanding that architecture is the theatre of our lives.
- Theatre of the Oppressed: An Introduction to Image Theatre & An Introduction to Newspaper Theatre
Over the course of the two workshops Maria and diego will introduce some of the main Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. The aim is to identify and understand key aspects of this type of theatrical experience, and help people reflect on it
- The concept of Dramatic Structure
German D’Alessandro leads this course, developed by director Raul Serrano. The aim is to understand the Physical Action Method, and begin to use basic exercises and principles of the technique to help create improvisations and simple texts.
- How to direct yourself before an audition
By the end of the workshop you should be able to approach any script on your own, analyse its main points and deliver it with conviction to an audience. You will cover a series of practical and technical steps that will help you achieve this goal.
- Translating for the Stage
This workshop is aimed at advanced students of Spanish with native English skills. It focuses on translating Spanish-language plays into English. By the end you should be able to discuss prospective bilingual projects for the stage with actors and producers with greater confidence.