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Sat, 13 Nov


Shoebox Theatre

Masterclass: Expressionist Performance

In this one-day masterclass led by Cheryl Stapleton, you will dive into the vivid and distorted world of expressionist performance. Both challenging and liberating, the performer will explore the full expressive potential of their body, face and voice.

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 Masterclass: Expressionist Performance
 Masterclass: Expressionist Performance

Time & Location

13 Nov 2021, 10:00 – 17:00

Shoebox Theatre, Health Hydro, Milton Rd, Swindon SN1 5JA, UK


About the event

Expressionism is the polar opposite of Realism. Both challenging and liberating, the performer is invited to explore the full expressive potential of their body, face and voice. Stage space will be sculpted, multi-sensory atmospheres created. This is ‘outside-in’ acting - like creating a Van Gogh painting on stage!

In Expressionist theatre, the dramatic action is seen through the eyes of the protagonist depicting their inner state and their subjective vision of the outside. Often distorted or dream-like, Expressionist plays can be intense, dark and fragmented, or satirically comical with grotesque Buffon characters.

This intensive one-day course will cover corporeal mime, the grotesque, the chorus of heightened expression, physicalisation of language and the actor-spectator dynamic.

When: Saturday 13th November 2021, 10am-5.00pm

Cost: £50 per person

Suitable for ages 18+, Professional performers, Teachers and Directors.

Keeping you safe:

We will follow COVID-19 safety rules and guidance during this course and will send participants up-to-date requirements and procedures prior to the event.


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