Scott Graham, Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly, explores the honest and collaborative process of developing the physical and textual language of Things I Know To Be True, alongside co-director Geordie Brookman, writer Andrew Bovell and a cast that grew into their characters as rehearsals progressed.
Renowned movement expert and director of CSSD’s Movement MA, Ayse Tashkiran, has worked with a vast range of high profile productions and theatre companies. Ayse discusses the two main strands of her work, as both movement director and teacher, from training under Jaques Lecoq in Paris, to developing a formidable practice of her own.
Scott Graham, Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly, talks us through how crucial the concept of the ‘warm-up’ is to his company’s process. He explains why a tangible sense of self-improvement breeds a positive rehearsal space, and the need to create a warm-up that is engaging, inclusive and shows that it can be fun to get sweaty.
Esteemed choreographer, Quinny Sacks, discusses her role in Carrie Cracknell's production of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House.
Sacks provides an invaluable insight into the art of choreography and movement, and delves into the processes of creating the iconic tarantella scene.
Struan Leslie created the movement in the RSC's 2010 production of As You Like It.
Struan explains how body language operates as text in performance, how important contextual concerns such as era and etiquette inform movement decisions, and why working with the physical self throughout rehearsal achieves the best results.