- 1st course: Initiation (750 hours)
- 2nd course: Advanced (750 hours)
Physical theatre syllabus – Main subjects – 85%
During the technical classes, students will study the elements that allow them to control the body and its expression.
They will work on body articulation, disequilibrium, weight placement in the action, orientation of the body in space, dynamo-rhythms and corporal textures, body phrasing, contradiction movements, translations and compensations, descents, walks, displacements, as well as the combination of all these elements.
Improvisation is worked on in different ways, in solo, duo or group: from a dramatic situation, from a technical instruction that serves as a starting point for an exploration of movement or as an open space to draw a physical portrait of a feeling or a situation.
The subject of improvisation also enables the development of methodologies for the generation of materials during creative processes.
Through the study of pieces and figures, the students work on the connection between technique and interpretation, and progress towards a deep knowledge and understanding of corporeal mime.
The study of classical and modern repertoire takes place throughout the year and leads to regular presentations within the school. Through pieces, figures and marches, students are put in a position to perform complex corporal writing.
Composition brings together the study of the principles that help students to organise and develop their creative processes.
It is a very broad field of study that encompasses the following elements: composition of the physical sentence, dramatic articulation, combinations of different scenic elements (text, music, etc.), spatial relationships and causalities, rules of transposition of an action, ‘metaphorisation’ of movement, use of objects and props, methodologies and principles of dramaturgy.
Creation practice - End of year show
During the months of May and June the work is focused on the creation of a show that allows the principles and elements studied during the year to be put into practice.
The show is directed by the teaching team of Moveo, and all the students participate actively in the creative process, as well as in all aspects of the creation of the show. This can take different forms: from the physical adaptation of a literary or cinematographic work to the creation of a show based on physical investigations. Each level concludes with the public presentation of the performance in a theatre.
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Complementary subjects (15%)
In addition to the main subjects, our physical theatre syllabus also includes:
Through different movement techniques (Flying low, release, manipulations, etc.), we aim to achieve a body that is open and available, flexible to changes and adaptable to the shared space and time. Through movement sentences, the mechanics found are put into practice, constructing routes that travel through space.
With contact tools and other techniques, different possibilities are developed so that two or more bodies can share their weights, time and space, moving from the meeting of contact points and listening to the body’s directions.
We work on different types of exercises and different ways of playing, with the aim of multiplying the physical possibilities of the bodies and finding paths of movement through imagination and play and not in a mechanical way. At the same time, students are guided in the strengthening and agility of the body so that their will for physical action is not limited and so that they learn to invest the right amount of energy in what is necessary. Finally, the basics of ground acrobatic techniques will be covered.
Acting training - 1st year course
Based on the work of Jacques Lecoq, we will explore individual corporal interaction and the relationship of each person with the other, with the group and with the space, always from the point of view of the observation of everything that surrounds us.
We will work on the development of the listening, the availability and the level of body tension. Through improvisation, we will work on the stage presence of the character and his/her attitudes.
Voice work - 2on Course
We work on 4 different blocks:
- The sound and the imaginary: work on consciousness, liberation and unblocking to expand the respiratory possibilities (and therefore vocal and interpretative).
- The word and the meaning: work on presence, relationship and desire to communicate.
- Intention and the creative voice: stage play and exploration of expressive registers.
- The voice and the body at the service of a text: application of the learning process to the proposed textual material.
FOL (Employment Guidance)
The ACET (Catalan Association of Theatre Schools), together with the AADPC (Association of Actors and Directors of Catalonia) proposes a Training and Work Orientation session, led by qualified professionals from the world of employment law.
Although the training is essentially practical, the students of the diploma course benefit from theory sessions as part of the teaching hours.
These sessions can include:
- Topics related to corporal mime and its history:
- Topics related to corporal mime and its history.
- Articles and debates that allow students to reflect on and understand their learning process.
- Open sessions of questions and debates on the subjects studied.