Acting Like Animals – A collection of bits inspired by current work in the classroom on Lecoq

So copying animals – what’s that about – apart from fun?

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 6.48.55 PMextract from: http://www.jstor.org – Actor Training in the Neutral Mask, Author(s): Sears A. Eldredge and Hollis W. Huston. Source: The Drama Review: TDR, Vol. 22, No. 4, Workshop Issue (Dec., 1978), pp. 19-28

Even the big guns do it: Here Jim Carey talks about how his character Ace Ventura the Pet Detective was inspired by a bird – and how he discovered a link between how he approached this role and Hopkins’ performance of Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence of the Lambs’ – https://youtu.be/csaQbfhYuYQ?t=10m47s

Lord Of The Rings Two Towers: the character Gollum who's role is crucial to the journey of Frodo and Sam--Gollum's movements are performed via computer program by actor Andy Serkis. Photo: New Line Cinema
http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/the-hobbit-andy-serkis-says-gollum-is-printed-into-my-dna/
Contemporary actors find themselves having to be extremely versatile physically –  the work of motion capture performances I think demonstrate the very real value of Lecoq’s training for actor’s working now.
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About La (Paula) Mor

La (Paula) Mór is a theatre teacher and director. She has taught and directed in the UK and internationally for 20+ years, both at Secondary and University level. La is currently working on Jeju Island in South Korea at Branksome Hall Asia where she develops original, contemporary theatre with her students and continues research into the applications of the Viewpoints in Theatre Education. La has been trained in Anne Bogart's 9 Viewpoints by SITI Theatre Company and Zen Zen Zo and delivers international Viewpoints training to young people, undergraduates, performers and lecturers. Academic background: BA(Hons) Bristol University; PGCE Leeds University; MA Applied Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama.

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