David Glass will lead an intensive introductory 2-day masterclass in Physical and Devised Theatre. This workshop will introduce participants to David Glass’s hugely practical approach to physical and devised theatre. It is rooted in the body, the principle that all life and expression grows out of movement, and that theatre is the imagination made manifest through the body and voice of the performer.
Day 1 – Physical Theatre
Physical metaphor and action. Participants will learn a number of expressive tools: elan, struggle, pushing, pulling and being present, and the foundational grammar of impulse, journey, fixed point and the archetypal emotions of Joy, Grief, Fear and Anger.
Day 2 – Devised Theatre
David will take the participants on a whirlwind experience of his five phase Creative Practice, which forms the basis of his devising process used by theatre companies and creative organisations around the world.
For participates aged 18+ with some knowledge of theatre making – come prepared to move.
David Glass is an award-winning performer, director, teacher and creative thinker, having worked in 73 countries and taught more than 80,000 people. He trained at the Lecoq and Decroux schools in Paris and studied with Augusto Boal, Jerzy Grotowski, Peter Brook, Alvin Ailey and Mike Alfreds. As well as teaching masterclasses he continues to make work in some 18 countries around the world. ‘David Glass is one of the world’s great theatre teachers. He is of the most inspiring and creative teachers of performance skills that I have had the pleasure of working with’ Mike Alfreds, Theatre Director (RSC, National Theatre, The Globe, Founder of Shared Experience) .