The mechanics of the soul

16th, 17th & 18th October 2020

Physical Theatre and Objects’ animation workshop by Cía. Zero en Conducta

A course of physical theatre and objects designed to increase the performers tools in movement, stimulate creation and to change the expression “manipulation of objects” to “animation of objects”.

It is not easy to transmit the breath of objects, if we are to give them life, like people, it is not enough to take a breath to breathe. Life is transmitted with thoughts, actions, the gaze, the manner of walking and, in the case of puppet theatre, it is transmitted primarily with the presence of the puppeteer, which has to be trained so that the soul of the puppet is free and can be transmitted, theatrically speaking, without limit.

In this course of manipulation we will work on the principle metaphors of movement. Concepts such as breath, articulation of the object, tension in the soul of the object, cleanliness and economy of movement (how to speak without words?), personality of our character and dynamic rhythms will be applied to the manipulation of puppets. All of this will be transmitted from the point of view of the company, which both considers the performative presence of the puppeteer and the dialogue between puppet and puppeteer: Namely, that the puppeteer nourishes the life of the puppet as much as the other way around.

Specific objectives:

  • We will learn the transposition of movement (from my body to the object)
  • Dynamic rhythms in manipulation.
  • Anthropomorphisation
  • Mask technique
  • Choreography with the object
  • Group listening (how to create a soul composed of many?)
  • Cleanliness, articulation and economy of movement in both the puppet and the manipulator
  • Breath (when does the life of an object begin?)

 

The course will be taught in Spanish with the possibility of translation to English.

Cía. Zero en Conducta

Throughout the years the company Zero in Conduct Teatre del Moviment has dedicated its efforts and knowledge to the investigation of the fusion between several scenic disciplines of movement. These include Corporeal Mime (Decroux Technique), Dance (Contemporary and Hip hop) and Puppetry (especially direct manipulation).

Using these tools of investigation they have built six shows (Nymio: Teatro Digital, Allegro ma non troppo, La dernière danse de Brigitte, Trashhhhh!!!, Eh man eh, la mecánica del alma and ROB) with which they have toured more than 20 countries around the world. Despite the youth of the company, they have received 13 important international awards to date.

Zero in Conduct is also dedicated to teaching their art form to others, focusing on the manipulation of objects and the body, as well as, artistic advice, and audiovisual production. To enrich the research of the company they always maintain particularly focused on the language of movement and its different disciplines.

Practical Information

Dates:
16th, 17th & 18th October de 2020

Time:
Friday 18h-21h
Saturday & Sunday 10h-14h and 15:30h-19:30h

Price: 140€

The course is taught at Moveo Centre

C/ Joan d’Àustria, 95-97, 1r 3a
08018 Barcelona

Marina (L1) or Bogatell (L4)

 

Discounts
  • 15% discount if you enrol one month before the course’s starting date.
  • 10% discount if you have the Carnet de Biblioteques de la Diputació de Barcelona or the Carnet Jove. The discount includes also any card member of the European Youth Card network.
  • 15% discount for Moveo students and former students of the regular courses.

If you want to take advantatge of any of our discounts, contact us and we will let you know how.

-These discounts are not valid in combination with one another-

Enrolment

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