Topics: Question, Complicite, Simon McBurney Pages: 1 (326 words) Published: October 22, 2014
Removing vowels from words to analyse language and see how each sentence sounds different Animalisation of characters- Give each characters characteristics of an animal that reflects their personality. Perform a scene as that animal/ Off text practical impro as animal Off text monologue Hot seating (Circle hot seating Move around circle and change roles/ask questions in role. Teacher or student facilitates process and gives topics or controls questions asked) Gender swopping Status exercises playing cards 7 stages of tension Simon McBurney who co-founded Theatre De Complicite, uses the Seven Levels of Tension when working on improvisation. It is a method of working which shares certain similarities with Stanislavskis Method of Physical Action (i.e. asking yourself Who, What, Why, Where and When) No Tension (COMA) The relaxed (A little tension) The Neutral (Not giving off tension) Alertness Suspense Passionate The release of tension (Exploding) One at a time Run and stop and scream. Then again exaggerated Aim to show use of control Le Coq Neutral mask Same scene different proxemics One minute character journey (Physically show their life in a one minute speedy movement sequence) Freeze-frames Adding dialogue- removing it Power line- good to bad angel and devil scene representing characters state of mind. Imagine there is a physical line on the floor Giving characters different objectives throughout a scene and they must achieve it in the scene regardless of dialogue Limiting dialogue to 10 key words String game. Tying characters together with strings of different lengths to explore different proxemics. Remove string and repeat scene keeping proxemics and tension exactly the same as before. Flocking exercise (flock of birds) Giving and receiving leadership walking around room without speaking and work out how to change leaders depending on characters and use of space Y, dXiJ(x( I_TS 1EZBmU/xYy5g/GMGeD3Vqq8K)fw9 xrxwrTZaGy8IjbRcXI

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