Hey, yo! Is that body of yours just a taxi that transports your witty brain around? Then you’re missing a trick, baby!
The body is our primary communication tool: a transmitter and receiver. Our physicality directly affects both the way we feel and are perceived. But we tend to get stuck in habitual patterns, a bit like having a piano and only playing 5 of the notes. By developing body awareness we can access a whole symphony of thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
This session will help you expand your character range and choices, as well as open your awareness to how you can use your physicality to change your mind, onstage and off.
So why just be a talking head, when you’ve got so much more to play with?
As Baz Luhrmann says ‘Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own’
So let’s play…
“A very relaxed and non-judgemental atmosphere which allowed everyone to learn from each other. Lots of fun!”
This class takes place on the 15th October from 11am to 5pm at the Nursery Training Centre, Capital House, 42 Weston Street, SE1 3QD and costs £35 or £25 if you book a month or more before. Please note that course fees are non-refundable when paid.
Teacher: Liz Peters
Liz graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2001 and has been performing and teaching improvisation around the world for many years.
She is Artistic Director of award-winning company The Maydays (who are celebrating their 13th birthday this year!) and is part of Ohana – The European Improvisers Project. Liz is the creator of Unplanned Cabaret, she also performs with The Concept, Theatresports and The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure, as well as guesting in other productions. She was nominated Best Female Performer at Brighton Fringe Awards for her solo musical comedy show.
In addition to improv, Liz is an Embodied Facilitator and coaches people to feel more at ease, both onstage and off. She is excited to bring this unique angle to the improv community as she has found it to be a real game changer.
The class is recommended for improvisers who have at least a year’s experience.