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Exploring the Work of Jacques Lecoq Workshop
25 November, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In this practical workshop, participants will explore Jacques Lecoq’s theories on levels of tension through physical play. The levels of tension will be applied in character creation and to structure improvised dramatic scene work.
Jacques Lecoq (1921-1999) was a performer and theatre teacher who specialised in methods of making physical and visually led work through collaborative creation. Notable alumni include Julie Taymor (The Lion King), Geoffery Rush (The King’s Speech, Shine, Pirates of the Caribbean), Complicite, and Ariane Mnouchkine.
About the Facilitator
Laura Hayes is a member of the Singapore Drama Educators Association. Laura graduated with a BA Acting from the Royal Conservatoire Scotland and received an Entente Cordiale Award to study for two years at the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq.
Since 2013 she has lectured full time at NAFA where she is currently Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Theatre Arts. Previous teaching experience includes:- the Royal Shakespeare Company, Touchstone Shakespeare Theatre, and Polka Theatre. Acting experience includes work at the Tron Theatre, the Arts Theatre (West End), the Polka Theatre, Southwold Rep, and for Dreamthinkspeak.
Laura’s performance collective Autopoetic was selected to be part of the Basement Workshop at Centre 42 and they are currently working on her 4th full length play, “Provenance” for which she received the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Fellowship.