A LABAN WORKSHOP WITH MIKE ALFREDS.
Mile Alfreds is offering a masterclass of seven 2-hour sessions on Laban Efforts. He will work on the eight archetypes (Floating, Gliding, Dabbing, Flicking, Slashing, Wringing, Pressing, Thrusting), exploring the way in which body, voice, feeling and thought are integrated so that actors can function fully and equally in all aspects of their expressiveness. Laban increases the actor’s ability to break pattern, develop flexibility and provides an invaluable approach to characterisation.
The structure of the course will be, more or less, as follows :
Day 1: The elements of weight, space and time: the building blocks of the Efforts
Day 2: Floating/Thrusting
Day 3: Dabbing/Wringing
Day 4: Flicking/Pressing
Day 5: Gliding/Slashing
Day 6: Recapitulation of the Efforts and Characterisation
Day 7: Applying Laban to a Text
This structure is sufficiently flexible, so that the sequence or focus of a session can vary, depending on the interest and experience of the group. The subjects of some sessions may well over-lap. The work is designed to accommodate those taking part!
These sessions will take place at 9.30 – 11.30 (UK time) 10.30 – 12.30 (European time) from Monday, September 28 – Friday October 2 and Monday, October 5 -Tuesday October 6.
Laban for Actors / Actresses / Directors