Vaudeville 11.07.2016 – 15.07.2016 10-17h (including break)
Feydau once told his son that to make people laugh you have to put ordinary people in a dramatic situation and than observe them from a comic angle…
The Vaudeville originated in the fifteenth century as a satirical song, but by the nineteenth century it had become a play in verse… by the second half of the century the verse and musical components had developed into operetta, notably the works of Offenbach, while the Vaudeville itself remained akin to what we would call slapstick or farce, where movement was more important than character. In France it was nevertheless to be distinguished from farce itself, which André Roussin has defined as containing an element of tragedy.
In this workshop we are going to work on a text by Feydau.
Please note that this workshop is reserved for actors who already took workshops with me in the past or are participating in this years summer school in minimum two other workshops before Vaudeville!
The lesson starts every day with a group and movement training of 1,5 hours.
Elements of acrobatics- partner and single (everybody, no matter which age or size, can do it!), awareness-training, energetic dance, stretching- and relaxation exercises, group work, Pilates, Shiatsu and Feldenkrais are used for this training. The movement class is specially designed for the following acting class and is an indispensable part of the workshop.
Classes will be held in English. Translations into German, French, Italian and Spanish can be made.
Please bring comfortable clothing
Number of participants: max. 10 p.
Cost: 450.- Euro