Open Class (improvisation technique) with Susanna Curtis
Open Class (improvisation technique) with Susanna Curtis

Open Class (improvisation technique) with Susanna Curtis

03.01.20 | 10:00am – 11:15pm
The Work Room Studio

Friday, 3rd January & Saturday, 4th January, 2020

10:00 – 11:15

During the week rehearsing in The Work Room with her company Curtis & Co. – dance affairs on her new production Madame Bovary, it’s me too, Susanna Curtis will be offering open company class in improvisation technique on 3rd and 4th January. The class is open to professionals and advanced students, whether from a dance or drama background.

With many years of experience behind her, both on stage and in the studio, and at the same time still considering herself very much involved in the continuous learning process, Susanna  has developed a training to explore and  develop  improvisation skills in preparation for rehearsal and performance. Her work is influenced by the improvisation techniques taught by Australian teacher and performer, Andrew Morrish.

Class will begin with group exercises and movement games to develop awareness of the self, others, space, rhythm, timing, trust and reaction. Improvisation tasks, whether solo, in pairs, or as a group  will then be introduced to explore first the use of movement, then voice, and finally the combination of the two. Further exercises will provide the opportunity  to incorporate other elements of improvisation technique e.g- repeat, recall, response, magnification, reduction, stillness and silence. Observation and feedback time are an integral part of the class.

Class is FREE and there is no need to book just turn up on the day.