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Lecoq-based workshop: Physicality and Character Development

Prices: £35 (full), £25 (concession), £18 (returner)

Venue: Space 238, 238 Stapleton Road, Easton, Bristol

Time and Date: Saturday, 24 June, 2 – 5.30 pm


This workshop is inspired by the teachings of Jacques Lecoq and introduces participants to a range of character development techniques while working as an ensemble. A variety of exercises will encourage participants to move away from the psychological approach to character creation, engaging into a more physical and imaginative exploration of the character’s humanity. Through the use of Lecoq’s concept of mimodynamics participants will analyse the movement of colours, music, materials and will focus on the ways in which the actor’s body creates emotion, atmosphere and space. This will later be integrated in the work on the characters from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. Although the workshop is improvisation based, participants are strongly recommended to be familiar with the play and choose a character they would like to explore.

About the facilitator:

Igne Barkauskaite is a Bristol based theatre maker and teacher specialising in devised performance and physical theatre. She trained at “L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq” (2011 – 2013) and also holds a BA in Drama at UWE (2008-2011). Whilst in Paris, Igne has also had an opportunity to train with Peter Brook (International Centre for Theatre Research) and Nina Dipla (Tanztheatre Wuppertal - Pina Bausch). After completing her two – year course at Lecoq, Igne continued her research at Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (Syracuse) where she also worked as a visiting movement and improvisation teacher for the undergraduate actors’ course (2013-2014). As a performer and theatre maker Igne has also collaborated with The Missing Pieces (Hamilton House), The Edible Theatre (Bristol Old Vic), The Mechanical Animal Coorporation (The Paintworks, Bristol Old Vic, Edinburgh Fringe), Panevezio Dramos Teatras (Lithuania) and others.




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