Sunday, 12 June 2011

Theatre by the Lake courses

Voice, Body, Action : Workshop
Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre and Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Summer Workshop

Workshop Leaders: Gabriel Gawin, Niamh Dowling and Joe Windley 
Venue: Theatre by The Lake in Keswick
Dates: August 8th- 12th
Times: Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm

Set in the Stunning surroundings of Theatre by The Lake in Keswick, this one week practical course focuses on the dynamic integration and interconnection of the core disciplines of the actor’s craft, movement, voice and action. The course will seek to liberate and empower the actor through an intensive workshop dedicated to the experience of active, dynamic coordination of the multiple possibilities at play when bringing role, the body and voice simultaneously to life. Participants will work on Shakespeare monologues and duologues. The course will be led by three of the UK’s most experienced actor trainers and theatre practitioners.

Gabriel is a Principal Performer and Associate Director with Teatr Piesn Kozla the internationally acclaimed Polish Theatre company. He has over 25 years experience of working as an Actor/ Director/ and teacher. He has worked with many of the worlds leading theatre practitioners he has an international reputation as an acting trainer and performer.

Niamh Dowling trained with Monika Pagneux and as a teacher of The Alexander Technique and works closely with Teatr Piesn Kozla in Poland. She leads workshops nationally and internationally and has a holistic approach to training with emphasis on interconnectedness of movement, voice and acting. Niamh is Head of School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University and has worked extensively as a Movement Director including UK, USA, Asia, South and Central America and Russia.

Joe Windley is a well known in actor training Joe served as Head of Voice two leading UK drama schools and ran the MA Voice Studies course at CSSD before being invited to teach at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, Pittsburgh, USA. In addition Joe maintains an active profile in the performance industry working on theatre and broadcast productions. His work is focused on creatively liberating the energized voice bringing natural truth and technique together, exciting potential and personal expressive power.

£350 (Bursaries available)
If you need to arrange accommodation in Keswick please contact Sophie Curtis at Theatre by The Lake for information about places to stay on

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