Fundamentals Of Creative Movement

  • About this Workshop

    This 3 hour workshop will introduce you to the movement theory of the pioneer of modern dance - Rudolph Laban. His movement elements and efforts are world renowned amongst the acting and dancing profession. You will learn how to identify and categorise the different movement elements. After careful observation and replication of the efforts, you will then begin to apply what you observed to the creation of a character, borrowing elements of what you observed and rehearsed.

    The session will introduce various movement methods and ways of utilising and integrating these movements for different characters and performances.
    Learn to apply what you have observed to the creation of a character and develop unique movements for every character you play.

  • Who is the workshop for?

    This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to move differently, so that every character you play doesn't move the same way as you do. This online course introduces different movement methods and ways of utilising and integrating different categories of movement for different characters and performances. Minimum age is 16 years.

Workshop Fees:


    • Date

25th July 2020, Saturday, 7.30pm – 10.30pm


  • Simple theatre games to set the culture and break the ice
  • An interactive discussion to explore the perceptions and definitions of acting
  • Improv based exercises to get people thinking on their feet out of the box,
  • Acting based exercises so participants can see first hand what it is like as an actor


  • vocal warm-ups to help you tap into your natural speaking voice
  • Improv Exercises


  • An insight into a whole new world of acting
  • A great way to get out of your comfort zone
  • Lean into the untapped potential of your creative side
  • Taking the first step into what is hopefully the rest of your acting journey with the HCAC family

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Payment Plans Available
We allow installments in 2 payments. The option to pay in installments will be available on the workshop page.

“Out of Stock” means the workshop is full. Email us at with your Name, Email & Contact Number to request to be on the waiting list.

I have no experience in acting and I’m really shy, is this workshop for me?

Yes! This workshop is designed to be a whole lot of fun for beginners. We’ll be encouraging, but we’ll never push you further than what you’re comfortable with.

What are the classes going to be like?

The class moves fast – we’ll start with a quick introduction, some warm up activities and we’ll dive straight into our interactive games and exercises.

What will I gain from this workshop?

At the end of the workshop, you’ll have experienced the basics of acting and have discovered a little of how acting can affect and improve your personal and professional life.

Through the games and activities, you’ll also gain a boost in confidence and communication skills.

Will it be awkward if I come alone?

Absolutely not! In fact, HCAC is a great place to meet like-minded friends.

Do I have to bring anything to the classes?

As our activities and games involve movement, we’d advise wearing something comfortable.
If you’re attending the workshop after work, office wear is fine! (Note: Skirts/dresses might impede some movements)

Fundamentals of Acting

About the Instructor

Stuart Clifford

Stuart Stephen Clifford has over a decade of experience in Fight Choreography,
is an internationally recognized 3rd Dan black belt Aikido instructor
(Chief Instructor and founder of Aikido Goshinkai Singapore)
and possesses a black sash in Hung Gar Kung Fu.

Working with famous international physical theatre Directors like David
Glass and popular Australian TV/Film stars like Paul Denny encouraged
the Singapore International Film Festival organizers to employ Stuart to
facilitate a stunt choreography workshop at the recent 2019 National
Youth Film Awards Conference.

Stuart has his own Singapore based stunt team called FD Stunts whom he
trained and he is also the resident Fight Director and Stage Combat
Lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts since 2016.

Formerly a member of The Society of Australian Fight Directors
Incorporated (SAFDI) for many years prior to his relocation to Singapore
in 2015 he specializes in weapons.

Proudly representing Shao Lin Huong Chwien Athletics Association
Singapore, Stuart has successfully competed internationally against his
home country of Australia and in December 2015 was awarded 2 silver
medals for Long and Short weapons in the International Wushu
Competition the K Shanmugam Cup.

Stuart was also awarded 2 Silver medals in the Xing Zhou “Wu De Bei”
International Traditional Wushu Competition 2016 & 2017 for Long and
Short weapons.

In addition to being registered in Singapore as both a PA (People’s Association)
trainer and an MOE (Ministry of Education) Instructor, Stuart also possesses a
Bachelor of Applied Science.

Stuart’s passion for Fight Choreography is what first inspired his interest
in learning martial arts. He got his first big fight choreography break with
the Eagles Nest Theatre Company in Melbourne where he assisted his
mentor and teacher of stage combat Felicity Steel (SAFDI Instructor).
Stuart has Choreographed and Directed Fight Scenes for many shorts
Films as recently as May 2019 also provided Fight Direction and Choreography
for Theatre Works, La Mama Theatre, Eagles Nest Theatre
and Singapore Airlines Theatre to name a few.