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For nearly thirty years, Annie Ryan has lead workshops in Ensemble Improvisation, Physical Theatre and Commedia dell’Arte, teaching hundreds of professional actors the company’s unique approach to ensemble play and embodiment of character work. Deeply rigourous and playful, the work invites players to step into the unknown to discover astonishing characters and then break them. Unforgettably challenging, this training is also utterly applicable to acting in any form.
Over the last few years, the yoga practice Annie applies in rehearsals has grown into a vital way to provide a nurturing and safe ground to help actors step into the abyss of their creativity. Nothing is more thrilling or terrifying.
Designed for performers and artists across disciplined to restore their energy and gently reflect on their deepest artistic intentions, Annie will be offers a suite of workshops in embodied practices that combine yoga and meditation with voice, movement and physical theatre practices, encouraging compassion and support wherever they may be in their artistic journey.
Throughout 2021, we'll be offering a series of yoga classes and workshops in Commedia and Embodied Practices. Here's what we've got on now:
The Corn Exchange creates amazing space for play; where the actor is invited to work in a world with endless possibilities and vast imagination while maintaining deep focus and clarity
Louise White. Theatre Maker