bODY AND STORY
Dates: Wednesday 1 May-5 June 2019, 7pm-9pm
Venue: Media Education 183 Dalry Road EH11 2EB
Fee: £60, conc. £54
Explore how the body tells stories through gesture, rythm and the relation to space. During these 6 weekly sessions, participants will be encouraged to play and work together as an ensemble, whilst exploring their own artistic potential and creativity in a supportive and friendly environment. You don’t need any experience in movement or dance to take part, just a willingness to join in and share ideas. The workshop includes games, improvisations and storytelling. Seasoned actors/performers and complete beginners are welcome, we love and encourage a mix.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. There are limited places available, please book in advance. Payment plans are available, for more info contact email@example.com
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The courses are led by Andrea Cabrera Luna(MA Performance and Culture, Goldsmiths College, University of London). Andrea is the artistic director of Anahat Theatre; she trained as an actor at the National School of Performing Arts Mexico. She also trained with directors of companies Complicité, Odin Teatret and Theatre du Soleil. Directing credits include: The Arsonists by Max Frisch, Hotel Juárez, by Victor Hugo Rascón Banda, I Am that Girl devised by the company and written by Andrea Cabrera, Waterfront Wasteland Medea Material Landscape with Argonauts by Heiner Muller.
CONECTANDO: Spanish DRAMA Workshops (10-26 years) uNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Are you between 10 and 26 years old and interested in theatre and Spanish? Do you have a passion for learning languages? Do you love to perform and meet new people? Join us for a 7-week series of workshops themed around Conectando our exhibition at the University of Edinburgh’s Main Library which celebrates diversity and Scottish Encounters with Spanish and Portuguese.
The exhibition considers topics such as the Student Experience in Spanish speaking countries, #ScotlandandtheSpanishCivilWar, #ScottishSolidaritywithChile and showcases a range of related treasures from our collections.
The workshops will be led by Andrea Cabrera Luna, artistic director of Anahat Theatre. Workshops will be bilingual and held both in English and Spanish (no need to speak Spanish) and will take their inspiration from the different topics of the exhibition culminating in a short performance for family and friends. You will be introduced to dramatic techniques to help increase confidence and communication skills.
Saturdays 27th April until June 8th Workshops
2pm-5pm (with the option for younger students leaving at 4.30pm)
The final performance taking place on June 8th at St Cecilia’s Hall at 5pm.
Venue: To be confirmed
Fee: £25 fee to cover all 7 weeks -please sign up for one ticket on the 27th of April and this will cover all 7 weeks.
*Fee waivers available. If you have any questions or if you would like to apply for a fee waiver please contact Laura Beattie (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the 29th of March.
Spanish Drama Course (9 Weeks)
Dates: Tuesday 3 October-26 November 2019, 6:00pm-7:15pm
Venue: Morningside Parish Church, 2 Cluny Gardens, EH10 6AE
Fee: £60, conc. £54 *students, low income, over 60s, NHS and previosu participants
Do you love Spanish? Do you love theatre? Fantastic tales? This 6-week drama course is designed to introduce you to acting techniques that help you develop confidence, improve communication skills in real-life contexts and practice tu español in a creative atmosphere. During the course we will look at fantastic tales as a springboard to create scenes and improvisations.
This is a relaxed and friendly course that includes improvisation, games, movement and interactive exercises. The course is suitable for people who have an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish. Native speakers are more than welcome to join too. You do not need any previous acting experience.
Level of Spanish: Intermediate-Advanced
Level of Acting: Beginners-Experienced
Dates: 7 May January to 11 June 2019 *We are holding a taster session on 30 April 6pm-7:15pm and you need to book your place in advance
Bookings: email email@example.com
Spaces are limited and you MUST BOOK ONLINE or by email to secure yourself a spot. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS
“This is a great class for any aspiring actor/actress. Just let yourself be open to it and you will learn a lot. Very interactive and lots of fun”
“Andrea has a useful approach that is different from my previous classes. By including body movement this gives you more focus on what you are doing and therefore improves your performance. Also the interaction in class is strong.”
“I really enjoyed Andrea’s classes. They were always fun and an interesting take on acting. She has a way of bringing things out of the work that gives you confidence and a greater understanding of the whole process.”
“Andrea is very professional and creative. I think that her course can help people to open their mind.”