Character Analysis & Movement Psychology
CHARACTER ANALYSIS / MOVEMENT PSYCHOLOGY:
YAT MALMGREN / LABAN TECHNIQUE
The technique is based on the psychological theories of Carl Jung (Sensing, Thinking, Intuiting and Feeling) and the work of Rudolph Laban. Laban was the architect of European Contemporary Dance who essentially conducted an extraordinary comprehensive analysis of human expression.
Yat Malmgren recognised that this would prove to be a powerful tool for the actor and went on to complete Laban's theory. He extended Laban's ideas by creating a psychological typology which brings together Laban and Stanislavsky. Inner motivation and outer expression leading to the detailed and accurate construction of character.
This work was placed at the heart of Yat's original acting studio in London and later at the Drama Centre London. The technique is familiar to all the students of Yat including Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Colin Firth, Helen McRory, Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender, Simon Callow and all the many accomplished artists taught over the course of 50 years work.
Devised for actors, directors and others wishing to learn and then explore in-depth the technique developed initially by Rudolf Laban and his assistant William Carpenter, and later completed by Yat Malmgren and taught by Christopher Fettes, founders of Drama Centre, London.
Having further developed the teaching in collaboration with Christopher Fettes and others during the last seven years, Giles Foreman is now a leading contemporary exponent in the UK and across Europe. He leads workshops along with expert colleagues.
These workshops involve the progressive unfolding of the constituent parts of the technique, followed by opportunities to embody what has been covered through practical exploration and in acting exercises.
A series of four Intensive 5-day workshops devised for those wishing to understand and then explore in-depth the technique. Taught by a leading contemporary exponent in the UK and across Europe - Giles Foreman, with expert colleagues, in London - and also in major cities across Europe and USA.
2016 CHARACTER ANALYSIS WORKSHOPS With GILES FOREMAN and colleagues.
Part 3: Externalised Drives 29 Feb – 4 March 2016.
Part 4: Confluence of Externalised Drives 25 - 29 April 2016.
Part 1: Basic Elements May 2016.
Part 2: Inner Attitudes July 2016.
Part 3: Externalised Drives September 2016.
Part 4: Confluence of Externalised Drives October 2016.
[Please enquire about further workshop dates from NOVEMBER 2016].
ADVANCED CHARACTER ANALYSIS: 29 August - 2 SEPTEMBER 2016, 10 – 5.30pm. [Intensive practice-week, post-Part 4].