DIGITAL: Weekend Workshop: Acting for Dancers: Moving into Language: ‘Playing’ with Charlotte Bydwell

Dec. 12, 2020, 3:30 pm6:30 pm EST



Saturday & Sunday, Dec 12-13th
3:30-6:30 PM EST
$30 drop-ins available 


‘Moving into Language’ encompasses the essential first steps of the acting process; it takes the dancer through a period of physically-driven exploration and invention, then into a conscious process of selection and refinement, and back into a state of discovery as unconscious reactions/feelings arise at the time of performance. ‘Playing’ offers an opportunity for dancers to explore the final step of that journey by providing a supportive and curious environment in which to practice “playing” specific choices while allowing new impulses to emerge. We will explore strategies for staying private in public (while still meeting the demands of a stage, or on-camera setting) and tips for dealing with anxieties about speaking or playing a character in front of an audience.


A graduate of the Juilliard Dance Division and the Old Globe/USD Graduate Acting Program, Charlotte has performed at leading theaters around the world, and in recognized film/TV productions. Select performance credits include: The Michaels (Public Theater), A Month in the Country (Williamstown), PARIS! (Company XIV), Monica Bill Barnes & Co. (various venues, company member), Keigwin + Co. (The Joyce). As a choreographer: Alternatino (Comedy Central, season choreographer), Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, As You Like It (Old Globe), Terezin (Playwrights Horizons). Her solo film, The Nude Model, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe before screening at film festivals across North America.

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