Course | Summer school
Summer Academy for Historical Acting
- Monday 13 August 2018 - Thursday 23 August 2018
- Locations: Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD Leiden Only on 23 August: Het Leidse Volkshuis Apothekersdijk 33a, 2312 DD Leiden
- Lipsius gebouw
2311 BD Leiden
For those interested in rhetorical gesture and acting according to historical sources, this course trains the performer’s voice, body and emotions. An intensive 10-day workshop with 8 students and 4 faculty offers an immersive introduction to the basics of 18th-century stagecraft.
The daily lessons on gesture, declamation, walking, standing, sitting and even sleeping on stage will be source based, so that students can continue to work on their own after the course has finished. All faculty members are musicians. Early music students are welcome. The focus will be on spoken texts. Musicians can translate their experience in declamation and gesture into a rich and varied performance style.