Acting Workshops at Les Arts Scéniques
The fundamentals of performing that we teach, including basics of dramaturgy and acting style, are the outcome of our practical experience working onstage. Co-director, Cary Rick has, over the years, communicated these as a guest lecturer in the drama and dance departments of universities and theatre schools in the United States and Europe.
The techniques that are taught include improvisational skills, rehearsal drill, the phrasing of monologues and dialogues, and principles of movement for the stage space. Aside from these basic skills, Cary Rick’s competence as a therapist simultaneously promotes each participant’s personal development as an individual.
“Even after just two lessons one has the feeling of entering a new world, looking behind the facade of a good actor and beginning to better understand the art of acting. Professionalism and humor coupled with years of international stage experience makes Cary Rick a sought after teacher and director.”
Coaching for Actors
60 Mins - By Individual Appointment
Actors who are confronted with a stylistic problem while they are preparing a role or with body movement in general can book a coaching session with Cary Rick.
New workshop dates to be announced in early 2018
Acting For Children
Sat, 26th August 2017
The workshops for children emphasize imagination, improvisation and social skills.
Based on the natural phenomenon of play, the children spontaneously imagine themselves in certain situations or surroundings and evolve and interact with each other subjectively in ways they feel are relevant to the setting or theme in question.
Within these acting attempts in class children must also adapt themselves to the ideas and imaginative efforts of others. This playful practice encourages not only self confidence but also teamwork.
Acting For Teenagers
Weds, 13 September 2017
Working on scenes offers teenagers a chance to test their views in confrontation with others. Improvised role-play promotes heightened awareness and strengthens self-confidence.
Participation in a group of individual peers each working subjectively toward a common goal can promote new insights, ideas and encourage tolerance.
Aside from movement and vocal techniques acting skills require the discipline of concentration. Being able to focus and practice a skill has a clarifying and structuring emotional effect and promotes useful work ethics..
Acting For Adults
Sat, 26th August 2017
The workshops for adults offer a glimpse of skills relating to the acting craft.
Beyond the benefits of improvisational and presentation skills scenic role-play can also enhance self-understanding.
Working through an idea in a group in a brief time is a constructive way of deepening one’s understanding of others in an enjoyable setting and gaining self confidence too.