with Iika Hartikainen
Enrollments by 13 October!
Professionals, students and devoted amateurs in the wide field of performing arts.
The 20 Movements is a tool for actor training developed and taught by Jacques Lecoq at his school in Paris.
This autumn we are exploring this exercise at the MetaLAB -movement laboratory of Teatteri Metamorfoosi with Iika Hartikainen.
The course covers twenty mime movement sequences, with which the performers can develop their basic skills of physical expression and prepare their bodies for movement base storytelling.
20 Movements is the art of creating (fictive/ poetic) spaces. The exercises develop the ability to understand the difference between everyday movement and a transformed (poetic) body. The starting point of the movements is a neutral state, (where it is possible to become aware of involuntary bodily comments).
The series develop the articulation of movement, spatial visualization and introduce fundamental movement dynamics and their narrative power.
Every movement has a particular technique and principle that can be worked endlessly; the quality of presence and technical skills can always be enhanced.
When the basic dynamics of the movements are understood it`s possible to apply them in character and discover endless story variations with different combinations.
The practice itself is playful and fun and gives the player the tools to continue independently.
Iika Hartikainen works in professional mask and physical theater productions, mainly as a clown and musician.
Iika is a member of Teatteri Metamorfoosi and she has practiced the 20 Movements movement technique as part of e.g. courses led by Soile Mäkelä, Marc Gassot and Norman Taylor. As a creator of improv theater and a mime she became deeply interested in the exercises and in 2021 she improved her skills with Giovanni Fusetti in Italy.
Finnish or English depending of the need
Saturdays from 10-13:00
16.12. (note that last Saturday we will train exceptionally from 10-17:00)
(Includes 24h teaching)
Min. 8 person
Max 12 person
Teatteri Metamorfoosi / Point Fixe
Suvilahdenkatu 10 A 4th floor
Metro: Kalasatama or Sörnäinen
(All the rights reserved for the changes for Teatteri Metamorfoosi)
Teatteri Metamorfoosi started the MetaLAB -movement laboratory in 2013. The idea was to create a training platform for the members and other people interested in developing their physical theatre skills regularly (3h/week).
Over the years, various theater styles have been explored, e.g. theater clownery, buffoons and wordless expression. The activity has been a springboard for many performances and workshops. The last one that popped out of it was a clown chorus!