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Classes (Calgary): Essentials of Acting & Neutral Mask – Company of Rogues

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Classes (Calgary): Essentials of Acting & Neutral Mask – Company of Rogues

Essentials-WebNeutral Mask
October 30th – November 10th, 2013
Wednesdays (6:00pm – 8:00pm) & Sundays (1:00pm – 2:00pm)
Cost: $200 +GST
Instructor: Aaron Coates
Description: Would you like to make your performances more physically dynamic? Are you interested in playing characters far from your own type? In this workshop, students will use the Neutral Mask to discover greater freedom in performance, to learn what real presence is all about, and to use your body to its full potential as a storytelling tool. The work will begin with a discovery of the habits, unconscious mannerisms, and accidental movements that we often don’t recognize as we perform. After discovering a “neutral state”, we will then examine how you create characters with clear and specific qualities. We will examine extreme movement and minute movement, making this class suitable for performance on stage or screen.

Essentials of Acting
November 2 – December 7, 2013
Saturdays (1:30pm – 5:30pm)
Cost: $380 + GST
Instructor: Aaron Coates
Description: Students will explore the fundamentals of acting through partnered scene work. Class work includes improvisation, scene analysis, character development and playing for truth. Scenes will be developed with the instructor’s guidance over the course of six weeks; some rehearsal is required outside of class time.

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