The Articulate Body: A Physical Theatre workshop

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by Anna Olkinuora on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Section
Workshop

Session type
Workshop

Technical level
Beginner

Objective

The workshop is great for everyone who is interested in getting in touch with the self, tap into new sources of energy and creativity and explore how movement and text can work together. Or, just very simply, it’s a day of having fun and letting go of inhibitions through theatre!

Description

In this workshop we’ll explore our relationship with our own bodies, the space around them, and the relationship between voice and movement; letting ourselves to be present in the body and in the moment. We’ll use images, thoughts, text and music as stimuli to mover our bodies in the way that comes naturally us, find new ways of expressing ourselves and explore ways to possibly incorporate this into stage work. Through the practice we deepen self-awareness and learn to make links to oneself and one’s emotions through movement and voice.
The class is not one particular method one has to rationally or intellectually understand, but a series or exercise taken from my movement background and experiences. We will use creative movement exercises, physical theatre games, vocal exercises and holistic movement methods.
The Articulate Body workshops is open for anyone who wants to explore the world of creative movement and physical theatre making. No previous skills or experience in acting or any dance/movement method is needed.

Requirements

All you need to bring is loose, comfy clothing and an open mind

Speaker bio

Anna Olkinuora started acting at the age of ten with a theatre school aimed at children and young people in her native Finland. It was her parents idea to put her into a drama school to overcome her shyness that changed her life. Before she knew it, theatre ‘swallowed’ her whole. While other kids spent their summer holidays travelling or on the beach, she was ‘working’ as an actress on stage.

Growing up Anna developed an interest for movement arts and started to study different dance forms and yoga. An urge to find new and challenging ways of creating narratives on stage, she found herself moving to London to study Physical Theatre in the St. Mary’s University.

After graduation Anna led dance workshops all over London and around England until deciding to deepen her yoga studies here in India. After finding the vibrant performing arts scene in Bangalore her initially one year stay extended into a more permanent one. She has worked with different dance and theatre companies as well as yoga studios leading regular classes, workshops and stage work.

Anna’s approach to creative stage work is very playful and exploratory. As a Physical Theatre performer she wants to devise ensemble work that keeps pushing boundaries and challenges audiences.