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.
    Minimum age is 16 years.

Workshop Fees:


    • Date

21st July 2021, Wednesday:  7.30pm – 10.30pm

Read our updated safety measures in the studio here: https://methodactingasia.com/updated-safety-measures/articles
Please be mindful that a face shield is necessary to participate in this workshop. Face shields ($3) are also provided for sale at the studio.


  • Warm ups
  • Laban’s 8 efforts
  • Identifying different movements
  • Categorising movements
  • Lecoq’s 7 levels of tension
  • Breathing cool down


  • Developing different movement for different characters
  • Connecting movement with verbalization
  • Observing, performing and identifying different movements
  • The importance of character research


  • Being able to move like someone else
  • The ability to project specific traits
  • Observe and analyze movement
  • Awareness of movement for different moods

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“Out of Stock” means the workshop is full. Email us at hello@hcac.sg 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 for beginners. You will be surrounded by encouraging people and a supportive and nurturing environment.

What is the workshop going to be like?

The workshop starts with an introduction into Laban’s 4 elements and 8 efforts. We jump into trying them out. Then we will put our newfound knowledge into some role playing activities. As our activities 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)

What will I gain from this workshop?

By the end of this workshop you will have a better understanding of the importance of movement and the connections between, text, movement and voice.

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.

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