Actor – Chorus – Text
A three day intensive workshop in ensemble movement and musicality for the stage Led by Anna-Helena McLean
Friday 22nd January 2-5pm
Saturday 23rd January 10am-5pm
Sunday 24th January 11am-3pm
Teamwork Arts Pvt Ltd | Mansarover Building | Ground & 1st Floor | Khasra No-366 | Delhi, India 110030, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Rd Sultanpur
Earlybirds Rs 3500 (cash deposit transferred in full by 10th January)
Last Minute Rs 4250 (Cash deposit by 18th January)
Places are limited so please be quick to book and avoid disappointment.
Open to all participants with a keen interest in high energy, physical and music driven ensemble work for stage.
The workshop wil be conducted in English but foreign language speakers are welcome.
To book contact
Akshay at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in email@example.com in all correspondence and please include a CV or bio together with your contact details (address, telephone)
or call 8377010391
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ACT (ACTOR-CHORUS-TEXT) is an original approach to generating ensemble theatre productions that symbiotically interweave music, movement and poetry in telling stories, while reinventing the given spatial location.
Under the umbrella of Moon Fool, ACT has been conceived and developed by director-practitioner, Anna-Helena McLean. This training includes dynamic, physical and musical exercise that draws on
• elements of GARDZIENICE training
• acrobatic partner exercises and counterbalance techniques
• the art of gesture with the hands, body & chorus
• polyphonic singing of indigenous world music as well as original composition
• dynamic speech work and physically charged text interpretation
The training is applied to an exploration of archetypes in stories from around the world, particularly those from classical texts such as Shakespeare and the Ancient Greeks to generate original ensemble works of theatre.
On graduating in Music & Drama from Royal Holloway,
Anna-Helena became a principal member of leading
experimental physical theatre company Gardzienice in
Poland for 7 years. She is the Creative Founder
& Artistic Director of Moon Fool, Actor – Chorus – Text (ACT)
and ACTYouth she leads international music & theatre
exchange work worldwide.She has been a guest director & trainer for BA & MA actors at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland annually since 2004, as well as working in association with the NSD in Delhi, and drama schools and universities throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.
RECENT TESTIMONIALS FROM THE
ACT INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP RESIDENCY 2015
“The site specific alongside the singing and choreographed movements made Shakespeare very digestible”.
“ACT truly aims for living up to the expectations of creating a heightened reality on stage. No drama or production or a story telling medium should overlook such a process even if it is filtered or edited in later stages of productions to nuanced levels. I would suggest every actor to experience this training, especially in India”
“… it has had a profound affect on me both EMOTIONALLY and PHYSICALLY like never before. A life changing experience… The atmosphere never ever put me in a vulnerable position so it felt like I had been doing this for a long time”.
“This workshop has changed the way I look at things. It has taught me to be more open, more expressive and always be full of energy. I came out a completely different person than the one who initially walked-in”.
“There were some very special moments when everything fell into place. I experienced a kind of fullness whilst acting, using my body, using the space, saying my lines and meaning them, listening to my fellow actor, and listening to the music at the same time.
It’s given me an insight into composition and arrangement that I’d been seeking for a long time, but never quite managed to find.
ACT seamlessly connects the training, text and performance without being abstract. Everything about the workshop was practical, although in hindsight one can be certain of the theoretical backing”.
“The workshop helped me be more in sync with my instincts and just trust it no matter what. The workshop helped me push my limits.
The workshop exceeded my expectations. It actually gave me more than what I was looking for”.