Member Discount: Frantic Assembly’s Method of Devising: A Movement Direction and Choreography WorkshopFrantic Assembly is a London-based company that has developed a methodology for creating heightened movement grounded in reality. Join Frantic Assembly practitioner and performer Jess Williams to discover our unique approach to creating physical material. Frantic Assembly's Method of Devising liberates potential and builds confidence in performers. This highly physical workshop will build skills, confidence, bravery and creativity!
When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wed., Oct. 18
Where: Headlong Performance Institute
1170 South Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Experience what it is like to be an actor in the rehearsal room.
Work collaboratively to create new devised material including group elevations and chair duets.
Explore how to use physicality to create meaning and subtext.
Build your own physical confidence and develop your skills.
Learn new and exciting approaches to devising and incorporate them into your own projects.
Learn the process and specific exercises from shows like Curious Incident, Lovesong, Stockholm, Beautiful Burnout and Othello.
$125: SAG-AFTRA members (a 30 percent discount)
To register please email Actorschekhovstudio@gmail.com.
About Frantic Assembly: Award winning and sector leading theatre company Frantic Assembly is led by artistic director and co-founder Scott Graham. It has toured extensively across the UK and worked in 40 countries internationally, collaborating with some of today's most inspiring artists. Frantic Assembly is studied as a leading contemporary theatre practitioner on five British and international academic syllabuses. The company also delivers a Collaborative Theatre Making MA with Coventry University (UK Modern University of the Year 2014, 2015 and 2016; UK University of the Year 2015). Frantic Assembly also delivers Ignition, an innovative vocational training project for young men that particularly targets those with little previous experience of the arts. Funded by the Esmèe Fairbairn Foundation, Ignition engages the least engaged and unlocks creative potential in boys across the UK. It has inspired writers to embrace new creative processes and opened up actors and dancers to new techniques. This is a matter of great pride to the company as it continues to do something different, and to do it differently.
About workshop leader Jess Williams:
Jess Williams began working for Frantic Assembly in 2012 as a practitioner. She is currently working for the company as associate movement director on the US tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. In 2014, she was in the cast of the UK tour of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (movement direction by Frantic Assembly) as a performer and movement captain. Other credits for Frantic Assembly include co-director of Dead, Born, Grow for the National Youth Theatre of Wales show, movement director of Jumping Puddles for Open Clasp Theatre. She trained at the London Contemporary Dance School. Other work includes movement director for the National Theatre of Wales, Sherman Cymru and Dirty Protest. She has danced for ThickSkin, Katie Green, Nigel Charnock, Jo Fong, Welsh Independent Dance, Impact Dance, Ffin dance and Secret Cinema.
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