Oct 3rd 2016

Physical Theatre: Exploring the Slap (FutureLearn)

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Learn about Meyerhold’s form of physical theatre, biomechanics, and understand and perform ‘The Slap’. This short two-week course introduces you to world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics. It invites you to study and experience first-hand his revolutionary biomechanical étude, ‘The Slap’.

Through a mixture of video, animation, discussion forums and practical exercises you will begin to understand Meyerhold’s Russian actor training technique – a two-minute repeatable exercise used to develop balance, awareness and expression. You will be invited to explore your own response to this unique approach to training and will share these responses with your fellow learners.