Tidligere kursus 2016

PRESENCE - Masterclass with Patsy Rodenburg

PRESENCE - Masterclass with Patsy Rodenburg, Master voice and Shakespeare teacher

During the workshop Patsy will work with participants on body centring and aligning to create a naturally placed and connected body.

You can participate as an actor on stage, or as an observer.

Patsy will work on participants breathing creating a flexible and powerful breath system needed to support classical text. Participants will be shown how to free their voice so that it can freely express emotional and intellectual passion and will work on muscular articulation.

The workshop will also investigate and work on harnessing “Presence” through greater self-awareness. Patsy will reveal the concept of the three circles of energy and how all human energy moves:

  • First Circle – the circle of self and withdrawal
  • Second Circle – the energy of connecting where your energy is focused and where you react and communicate best
  • Third Circle – the circle where all your energy is outward, nonspecific and not targeted

Participants will learn how to prepare and embed technical skills.

King Lear is the play that will be used during the workshop. The actors may choose to work in Danish or English.

Patsy believes in working ensemble and will create a safe and creative place for participants to work within. Participants will also have an opportunity to work individually with Patsy during the workshop.

As an observer:
For those who wish to attend the masterclass as an observer, please apply for 7103 Observer / PRESENCE - Masterclass with Patsy Rodenburg.

About Patsy Rodenburg:

Patsy Rodenburg, OBE, has been the Head of Voice at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London for 26 years and until recently at the Royal National Theatre. She trained in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama and is recognized as one of the world’s leading voice teachers and coaches, and also as a renowned authority on Shakespeare.

Patsy has worked regularly with the best-known actors of the British theatre, including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, and Daniel Day-Lewis, to name a few, as well as many of the biggest stars of film and television such as Nicole Kidman, Orlando Bloom, Hugh Jackman, and Natalie Portman.

She was previously in residence with the Royal Shakespeare Company for 9 years and has worked with The Royal Court Theater, Donmar and Almeida Theater in London. She has also worked extensively with many of the great world theaters such as the Moscow Art Theatre and Comedie-Francaise.

Patsy’s home in America is at the renowned Michael Howard Studios in New York City where she teaches workshops for the professional actor. Under the Michael Howard Studios banner, Patsy travels around the world teaching and speaking, from Los Angeles to Canada to Portugal to Australia. Patsy is also a best-selling author whose notable publications include Speaking Shakespeare, The Right to Speak, The Need For Words, The Actor Speaks, The Second Circle, and Power Presentation.  

A series of DVD’s which chronicle the first thirty years of Patsy’s work has just been released entitled Patsy Rodenburg Brings You: Shakespeare in the Present.

The masterclass is in cooperation with the Danish Actors Associaton - DSF Studio




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