Four Articulations Workshop: AUG 18-20 (Toronto)
I have been fascinated by American/Australian clown and performer Ira Seidenstein‘s Four Articulations Method for some time.
While I haven’t had any direct interaction with the method, it seems to be a creative method using tools and exercises to become more physically articulate with your body, and thus allow yourself to use your full capabilities to express yourself.
Michelle Cajolet-Couture, a colleague/collaborator of Seidenstein’s and a graduate of Ecole Lecoq will be teaching a couple of workshops in Canada this summer which (among other things) will introduce Ira’s method “The Four Articulations” to students.
PHYSICAL ACTING WORKSHOP – METHOD TO FREEDOM: THE FOUR ARTICULATIONS
To give any artist from any discipline, experience, background or culture concrete tools to develop their AUTONOMY and CREATIVITY. An opportunity for everyone to tame their own creativity through simple exercises in a playful atmosphere.
WHO IS WELCOME
Actors, clowns, mimes, dancers, musicians, circus artists, performers, poets or any curious souls, professional, advanced or beginner.
HOW IT WORKS
Every day will be divided into 2 parts…
A) Physical and creative training. Initiation to IRA SEIDENSTEIN’s method « The Four Articulations »: Articulation of Body, Articulation in Space, Articulation in Time, Articulation in Time-Space-Continuum.
B) Creation ex materia / ex nihilo. Directed work, solos and small groups with texts, clown routines, short scenes and creation from… Nothing! Every artist is welcome to bring any material they would like to experiment with: monologues, scenes, numbers, songs, ideas… Or to arrive with empty hands and an open heart, ready to work!
To find out more about Ira Seidenstein and his work, visit http://www.iraseid.com
To find out more about the Four Articulations, visit http://www.iraseid.com/method.html
VENUE: LemonTree Creations studio, 58 Stewart Street (King and Bathurst) Toronto, M5V 2J5
COST: 50$/day or 130$/3 days
PARTICIPANTS: Minimum 4 / Maximum 12
There is also the possibility of a Chicago workshop, but the details are being ironed out. More details when they become available.