The Moving Actor: Lecoq/Laban Based Physical Theatre Course (Wednesdays, 6.15-9.15 PM, 19 Feb – 8 Apr)

Contact: Igne (Email)

Bristol Physical Theatre Project Bristol Physical Theatre Project

This intensive 8 week-course is for theatre makers, actors, circus performers, dancers and directors who would like to expand their physical vocabulary and explore the relationship between the body, movement, voice, emotion and text whilst working in an ensemble. The aim of the course is to offer a range of practical tools that stimulate the performer’s creative process and can be integrated in their personal training and further artistic practice.

Rooted in the teachings of Jacques Lecoq and Rudolf Laban, the course will introduce participants to character and scene development techniques whilst working on a selected text. A variety of exercises will encourage participants to move away from the psychological approach to character creation, connect with their bodies, breath and voice and increase the dimension of play whilst engaging into a more physical and imaginative exploration through movement, rhythm and space.

The course will consist of:

Yoga asana
Lecoq’s 20 Movements
Lecoq’s Neutral Mask
Application of Laban’s 8 efforts
Movement analysis
Physical Improvisation
Voice work
Text analysis
Devising techniques

Each participant will receive a regular detailed and supportive feedback and guidance during the course.


EARLY BIRD rate is £165 and applies until the 20th of January 2020.

Prices: £200 (full) £180 (students, low-income, everyone under 30) £165 (regular returners)
Dates/times: Wednesdays, 6.15-9.15 PM from 19 Feb to 8 April 2020

To apply please send a few sentences about yourself and your artistic practice to [email protected]

There’s a £85 deposit to book a place.

Payments plans available.

About the facilitator:

Igne is a theatre-maker, actor training facilitator and founder of Bristol Physical Theatre Project. Igne’s work draws inspiration from the social, political and environmental narratives of today’s world and places a significant emphasis on the experimentation with theatrical style and form, movement research and ensemble devising where the performer’s body and imaginative input, playfulness and vision give the crucial impulse to the theatrical language, content and direction.

Igne trained at Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and also holds a BA in Drama at UWE in Bristol. Her additional training includes masterclasses with Peter Brook (International Centre for Theatre Research and Theatre des Bouffes du Nord), Nina Dipla (Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch), The David Glass Ensemble, Anna-Helena McLean (Moon Fool) and Yoga Like Water (200H YTT). Igne has collaborated with Sarah Corbett (The Swimmer and Very Modern), Whispering Woods, The Missing Pieces, The Edible Theatre, The Mechanimal (UND), Panevezio Dramos Teatras, The BreadKnives and worked as a visiting specialist/workshop facilitator at Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (Italy), Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and University of the Arts London.

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