Event Details
Tue, March 2, 2021 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
All Ages
Event Description

When training actors at both Dartington Hall, Devon, UK, and in Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA, Michael Chekhov invited Alice Crowther, a teacher of Steiner’s approach to speech, known as Creative Speech in the UK, to give regular classes as a full member of the teaching faculty. Ms. Crowther worked in the Chekhov Theatre Studio until it closed in 1942.  

Sarah Kane is a graduate of a full-time training in this approach to speaking; she has also been working with Michael Chekhov’s approach to acting for many years and has spent much time researching the links between the two approaches that at their heart are ultimately the same.

In the seven sessions we will be using Chekhov’s terms to approach the art of speech and speaking developed by Steiner for stage and screen acting: An understanding of Michael Chekhov’s various techniques is a prerequisite to make participation meaningful.

SESSION 1: Tuesday January 12

RADIATING AND RECEIVING

SESSION 2: Tuesday January 19

QUALITIES OF MOVEMENT AND SPEECH: CONSONANTS

SESSION 3: Tuesday January 26

SPEECH CENTRES: PLACEMENTS

SESSION 4: Tuesday February 02

ARCHETYPAL SPEECH GESTURES

SESSION 5: Tuesday February 09

ATMOSPHERES AND QUALITIES: VOWELS

SESSIONS 6: Tuesday February 16

PSYCHOLOGICAL SPEECH GESTURES

SESSION 7: Tuesday February 23

APPLICATION TO TEXT

SESSION 8: Tuesday March 02

REVIEW & Q & A

Please be ready to work with movement and bring a monologue that you know by heart and wish to explore from new perspectives using Creative Speech. In each session we will be working with the text that each participant brings to apply the techniques and principles inherent in Creative Speech; then, in the final session we will only be working with applying to the text any of the tools already explored.

There is no charge for the Q & A that ends the sequence of sessions.

If you have any further questions, please contact Sarah Kane at info@performingartsintl.org