Lecoq Method of Actor Training (Intro)

Upcoming Class Schedule

19 March, 2018 — 7 May, 2018

Monday, 7.30pm — 10.30pm

Programme Details

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 8 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 17 and above.

Pre-requisites?
No.

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.

Do I get a discount?
Please refer to our early bird promotions.

Payment Plans
Payment Plans are available. Email us at admin@hcac.sg.

Syllabus

  • Jacques Lecoq Physical Theatre Technique
  • Movement preparation: body in space / neutrality and attitude
  • Breathing and Voice
  • Personification of materials and elements
  • Exploration of emotions
  • Writing
  • Creation
  • Improvisation
  • Presentation

About the Instructor

Alessandra Fel

Alessandra Fel is an actress and physical theatre performer, director and teacher. After twelve years in London, she relocated to Singapore in 2013 where she founded her company, TheatreLab. Since then she has been teaching physical theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Art and School of the Arts Singapore.

 

Upon receiving her degree in philosophy, Alessandra moved to London to study a Master in Contemporary Theatre at  Brunel University and then continued with a two years full time training at Lispa, the London International School of Performing Arts – Lecoq training.

Some of her most notable collaborations include ‘The Pearl Fishers’ by Bizet and ‘Radamisto‘ by Handle at the English National Opera (ENO).

 

During the past 5 years in Singapore, Alessandra has collaborated with Maya Dance Theatre company, RDG Production and has participated to the M1 Fringe Festival twice, receiving an NAC Creation Grant for her last creation ‘Under My Skin’ (Esplanade Studio Theatre 2017), developed within the Centre 42 Artist in Residence Programme and starring Patricia Toh, Rizman Putra and Catherine Sing. The Straits Times dedicated a page about the making of Under My Skin and wrote a great review of the show.

Areas of Focus

  • Learn about body neutrality
  • Realise and be aware the power of emotions
  • Discover character building and writing
  • Learn how to improvise and create with others
  • Explore personification of nature
  • Learn how to create individually and present in a group setting

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop curiosity and attention to the world around you
  • Body confidence and strength
  • Appreciate your creativity and ability to create different characters
  • Able to connect with different emotions
  • Trust and Team building
  • Stage confidence and presence

Sign up for:

Lecoq Method of Actor Training (Intro)
S$500

Registration closes:
16 March 2018