1. In the Groove

    2022-12-01 21:12:00 UTC
    Michael Chekhov taught an exercise called ‘Crossing the Threshold’. In it, the ensemble of actors imagine an invisible line on the floor of the rehearsal room. When they cross the line, they leave the everyday world - and with it, all its thoughts, worries, and distractions - for a creative…

  2. Found Forms after Ellsworth Kelly

    2022-12-01 21:11:00 UTC
    In search of my head outside of my head I was standing on a street near La Chapelle, on the corner where Rue Buzelin and Rue Riquet meet, when I looked up at an industrial building and saw it - my head! In our classes this week, we investigated the…

  3. Just because it’s happening, it doesn’t mean it’s real

    2022-11-04 19:20:00 UTC
    On objects as diagrams and drawings as life As part of my studies at L’École Jacques Lecoq, a physical theatre school in Paris, I am taking classes at the L.E.M. (Laboratoire d’Etude du Mouvement). The L.E.M is the school’s scenography department, dedicated to researching space, rhythm, and movement. In our…

  4. Acting for Real

    2022-11-04 19:20:00 UTC
    ‘Oubliez théâtre’, the teacher encourages, directing her gaze left and right across the rows of assembled students: ‘trouvez vérité’. Forget theatre; find truth. On the zebra crossing, on the second bite of my gluten free camembert sandwich, on the word processor I opened a little too late to set about…

  5. Introduction

    2022-11-04 19:10:00 UTC
    This Autumn, we moved to Paris. We came because we had questions in search of answers - questions that could only be answered by uprooting ourselves, by purposefully getting lost in a new city and a new language, and by submitting ourselves to the peculiar, wonderful ordeal of training at…

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