SOURCE OF PERFORMANCE ENERGY with Alison Reid

Listed by: Clara Marullo
Contact: Clara Marullo (Email)

Presented by The Actors' Workshop

Based on the laboratory work from Adishakti, this workshop will introduce a new performance methodology developed by Adishakti: involving breath, emotion, centres and voice.

Exploring the 9 basic emotions we will look at a new and different way of approaching the emotions for performance on stage. What is the best way to find the truth of an emotion; inside-out – or outside-in?

The workshop will involve some physical and breath work to open the emotional centers and then an exploration of a range of emotions from Shingara (love/beauty) through Karuna (sorrow) to Raudra (anger).

Alison Reid is an actor, director and teacher who trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has performed at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – Globe Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Bristol Old Vic, National Theatre and BBC. She has worked with leading theatre-makers and story-tellers including Robert Lepage, Tim Supple, Melly Still, David Fielding, Adrian Noble, Michael Morpurgo and Filter Theatre. She has taught in the UK and in Tamil Nadu, Southern India. She has also worked with Tim Supple in an experimental workshop setting at Adishakti Theatre, Pondicherry, India and with actors from all over the world at Warwick Arts Centre as part of a Global Theatre Shakespeare project. Recently Alison returned to study at Adishakti Theatre Laboratory participating in their ‘Source of Performance Energy’ training for actors.

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