Physical Theatre: Exploring the Slap

Jonathan Pitches, University of Leeds

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This course introduces you to world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics. It invites you to study and experience first-hand his revolutionary biomechanical étude, ‘The Slap’.

Through a mixture of video, animation, discussion forums and practical exercises you will begin to understand Meyerhold’s Russian actor training technique – a two-minute repeatable exercise used to develop balance, awareness and expression. You will be invited to explore your own response to this unique approach to training and will share these responses with your fellow learners.

This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.

The courses can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.

Courses in this collection are also great for people that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.

Dates:
  • 23 November 2020
  • 28 September 2020
  • 25 May 2020
  • 23 March 2020
  • 27 January 2020
  • 25 November 2019
  • 30 September 2019
  • 5 August 2019
  • 3 June 2019
  • 6 May 2019
  • 1 April 2019
  • 4 March 2019
  • 4 February 2019
  • 7 January 2019
  • 3 December 2018
  • 5 November 2018
  • 1 October 2018
  • 3 September 2018
  • 6 August 2018
  • 2 July 2018
  • 4 June 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 2 April 2018
  • 5 March 2018
  • 5 February 2018
  • 1 January 2018
  • 4 December 2017
  • 6 November 2017
  • 2 October 2017
  • 4 September 2017
  • 7 August 2017
  • 3 July 2017
  • 5 June 2017
  • 1 May 2017
  • 3 April 2017
  • 6 March 2017
  • 6 February 2017
  • 2 January 2017
  • 5 December 2016
  • 7 November 2016
  • 3 October 2016
  • 5 September 2016
  • 1 August 2016
  • 4 July 2016
  • 6 June 2016
  • 2 May 2016
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  • Language: English Gb

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