DIGITAL: Weekend Workshop: Acting for Dancers 1 with Charlotte Bydwell
Nov. 1, 2020, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Acting for Dancers: Moving into Language
with Charlotte Bydwell
Weekend 1 (‘Exploring’): October 31 – November 1
Weekend 2 (‘Interpreting’): November 7 – November 8th
‘Moving Into Language’ is an approach to acting created specifically for trained dancers. It uses movement as the launching pad for building character, unlocking scenes and arriving at a unique interpretation of the text. The first weekend, ‘Exploring,’ will provide dancers with physically-driven tools to build a world around the words and to inhabit a character’s circumstances & point-of-view. The second weekend, ‘Interpreting,’ will focus on movement-inspired text analysis, visceral choice-making and crafting an individualized performance for varying types of material. Both sessions will equip dancers to independently prepare a scene/monologue so they can arrive at an audition or rehearsal creatively full and ready to play.
About Charlotte Bydwell
A graduate of the Juilliard Dance Division and the Old Globe/USD Graduate Acting Program, Charlotte Bydwell 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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