Authentic Dynamics Workshop: Momentum & Change (NY)

Authentic Dynamics: momentum and change for actors and clowns

Join Under the Table’s Matt Chapman on Saturday, July 5 in Brooklyn for a unique physical investigation of the dynamics of the performer

This world works on certain undeniable dynamics. To perform with authenticity, the actor must have the ability to identify and navigate them. In this workshop, a few fundamentals of the stage will be explored, including johakyu ( beginning/middle/end, or how things grow, break, and resolve), minimum-to-maximum, evolution, and the rhythms of comedy. W

This workshop is appropriate for actors, clowns, and directors of all levels. Learn to see human action and comedy onstage more clearly.

Dress to move and bring water.

When: Saturday, July 5, 2008. 1-6:30 pm
Where: Triskelion Arts: 118 N. 11th St, 3rd Floor. (L to Bedford,
Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
Cost: $75 (Limited scholarships are available)
To register, reply by email. Payment holds your slot.

Note: Class size is limited. If it gets filled up, they’ll add a repeat section on Sunday the 6th, so if you’re interested in that, let Matt know quickly.

Matt Chapman is a performer, director, and teacher of physical theatre and clown. He is Artistic Director of Brooklyn’s Under the Table, a physical theatre ensemble. He also tours as an actor with Dell’Arte International (California).

In the US, Matt has taught Clown and Improvisation as adjunct faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and Manhattanville College in New York, and has taught workshops at New York University, Vassar College, Sarah Lawrence College, Towson University, Luther College, the University of Iowa, the University of North Dakota, the New York Fringe Festival,
and the Carolinian Shakespeare Festival, as well as working in public schools and with the mentally ill in New York care facilities. He has served as an assistant to Ronlin Foreman, Clown master and Director of Pedagogy at Dell’Arte International.

Matt teaches abroad as well; his workshops in the last year have included South Africa, Denmark, the Netherlands, and England.

This past winter and spring, Matt directed “Circus Life,” a contemporary circus work about HIV/AIDS in Durban, South Africa, toured the US teaching workshops for Dell’Arte International through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and taught Clown workshops in Denmark with the other members of Under the Table while
on tour there. He attended the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre
and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas.

To find out more about Matt’s work, please visit the websites listed below:

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