COURSE REPERTOIRE - ACTORS

Spiderflower's repertoire for actors offers a carefully structured program designed to provide a progressive and thorough training. 

 

Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels fall into areas of focus to cover:

 

Due to COVID-19, all events (unless listed on the CALENDAR), will now run on demand or can be booked to serve pre-existing groups via an organiser. Organisers wanting to book courses please contact Spiderflower via EMAIL for pricing and further details.

Spiderflower's work is often site specific and developed as a result of relationship with the land. All courses require an indoor studio, most with access to a natural setting.  Where a specific environment is required (such as woodland, water etc) - please see this noted.

For more information about each body of work please contact Spiderflower.

BASICS

LENGTH

COURSE

VENUE

LEVEL

CLASSES

PRACTICE

Sessions cover the basics, plus follow the earth year to build into regular practice.  

(3 hours)

ANY / ONLINE

Basic - Advanced

MOVEMENT + CONNECTION

2 DAY 

THE FINE ART OF CONNECTIVITY

Explores connection with creative sources within the natural world.  Our work reflects on how working via this connective principle influences an actors presence and performance.

ANY

+ Natural Setting

Basic - Intermediate

5 DAY

THE FLOWER DRUM

Dedicated to the ancient relationship between rhythm, earth and body. Our focus moves to the language of gesture and pays particular attention to how expression resides inside rhythm and tempo.

ANY

+ Natural Setting

Basic - 

Intermediate

VOICE

3 DAY - VARIABLE

TONGUES IN TREES

Works with the connected voice, with specific focus on sound and the spoken word. This set opens out the actors vocal potential as it introduces sound as a connective element.

*3 Days acts as a minimum time frame to cover this work, however this body of work is extensive and can be ongoing.

ANY

+ Woodland

Basic -Intermediate

CHARACTER + STORYTELLING

DAYS

STORYTELLING + THE AGE OF THINGS

An introduction to the process of characterisation and storytelling through Spiderflower's approach.

ANY

Basic - Intermediate

16 DAYS 

BEING HUMAN:

(Or The Vulnerable Magician)

Foundation Course (Part 1):

4 x 4 Day Blocks

Rooted in the relationship between the elemental world and human being, this foundation course opens the space to explore the dynamics of creation as they weave between our humanness and the base, yet eternally creative substance of which we are made.

* Pre-requiste for Year Courses

ANY 

+ Natural Setting

Basic - Intermediate

THEATRE CONSTRUCT

25 DAYS

THE RIVER THAT FINDS US

Foundation Course (Part 2):

5 x 5 Day Blocks

One of the most empowering and transformational courses in Spiderflower's repertoire, The River That Finds Us journeys into the shared language of emotion, the body and natural world.

 

With particular emphasis on how emotion travels through the physical body, we work to understand how landscape acts as a mirror to human expression.

 

The course presents actors with the opportunity to understand their emotional choreography as a creative force, whilst initiating a path of co-creativity between body and earth.

* Pre-requiste for Year Courses

UK

Various + by Water

Basic - Intermediate

20 DAYS

BONES OF THE OLD BOAT

Foundation Course (Part 3):

4 x 5 Day Blocks

Bones of the Old Boat examines the very roots of theatre, exploring its origin, our human need for it and potential it has in the extraordinary times we are living through. 

Specific focus sits with an actors relationship with the audience. Paying attention to 'the collective' experience of performance, both from the perspective of the ensemble and from the audience, we explore how place and space can act as an important vehicle to carry the collective journey.

*Pre-requisite for Year Courses.

ANY

+ Natural Setting

Intermediate

YEAR COURSE

1 YEAR

THE ACTOR AS CONDUIT

1 Year Course

Working to combine all elements of shorter modules into a year course, THE ACTOR AS CONDUIT is for actors who want to work with continuum in order to deepen their knowledge in all areas of Spiderflower's approach, whilst specifically expanding their acting, voice and movement skills within a regular practice.

We work toward a final performance over the year, as central focus sits with steady repetition of Spiderflower's core principles and holding structures to bridge into theatre and performance technique.

In conjunction, we observe how dynamics within the natural world morph and change over the seasons, so opening space to explore the complex inter-relationship existent between body, human life-cycle and earth - which in turn adds significant gravity to how an actor might approach character, or the ensemble might  present story.

*Pre-requisite for Accreditation.

ANY

+ Natural Setting

Intermediate - Advanced

 
 
 
 
 
 

Weaving the Ancient, the Wild & the Beautiful

Phone: +44 (0) 7967 430303    |   Email: contact@spiderflower.org

Office:  The Flat, 15, Meneage Street, Helston, Cornwall.  TR13 8AA.

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