Open Class (improvisation technique) with Susanna Curtis
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.