Elastic Theatre’s educational programme includes open level workshops as well as professional intensives. All our workshops involve specialists from our company, respectively in the fields of vocal music, contemporary dance and text and devising work.
Watch an excerpt VIDEO of our latest workshop at NOA Opera Festival in Vilnius.
LARGE SCALE EVENTS & ICE-BREAKERS
Jacek Ludwig Scarso is high in demand as animateur of large scale events and conferences. Excellent ice-breakers and team building activities, these are short high energy workshops, usually between 30 minutes to 2 hours. The emphasis here is on voice, rhythm games and singing, though aspects of movement can be integrated too. Workshops of this kind were recently booked by RESEO, Opera Europa and Opera National de Lyon for conferences including a workshop with 230 opera executives from across the world.
OPEN LEVEL WORKSHOPS
These workshops usually last between half a day to three days and are intended to explore the combination of theatre, dance and singing. They can be tailored to all levels of experience, and all age ranges. Themes include:
- Fusion Choir – exploring different music styles in choral singing
- Collaborative Music Theatre – creating music and theatre from scratch
- World Music Theatre – applying non-western singing traditions to opera and music theatre
- Devising and Improvisation – working on impro techniques for music, drama and dance
- Touring workshops – these are based on the themes of Elastic Theatre’s productions, including Medousa, Baroque Box and Julius.
Based on the themes listed above, these are tailored specifically to the professional development of actors, dancers and singers. They can be booked by professional performance companies or open to independent professionals wanting to reinforce and broaden their existing skills. Emphasis here is on complex technical exercises, creative risk-taking and the exploration of professional performance material.
Together with our intensive workshops, we also deliver courses that span for the duration of an academic term or for a sustained period. These can be based on the development of a specific productions: previously, these have included Medea Made Medea and Ophelia’s Song, from the Company’s repertory, as well as Aeschilus’ Prometheus Bound, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, Barker’s Scenes from an Execution, Mrozek’s Fox Hunt and Out at Sea, and the Russian Futurist Opera Victory over the Sun.
Our unique training methodology, conceived by Jacek Ludwig Scarso, author of Voce per Ogni Giorno (Armando Editore), has been explored in conjunction with leading institutions such as London Metropolitan University, University of Sussex (Centre for Research in Opera and Music Theatre), Thomas Tallis School, Teatro Integrato Internazionale (Rome), NOA Opera Festival (Vilnius), Bilingual Acting Workshop (Paris/New York), The Living Theater (New York), Accademia Teatrale di Roma, Centre de Creation de Recherche et des Cultures (Grenoble), Gdansk Shakespeare Festival (Poland), London Contemporary Dance School, East 15 Acting School, RESEO (European Network for Opera and Dance Education) and Opera Europa.
If you or your institution would like more information on the workshops we can offer, please contact us on email@example.com. Our workshops are elastic too! – they can be tailored to your specifications and flexibly structured around your needs.
“A workshop with Jacek and Elastic Theatre is an inspirational journey that you will never forget”
Isabel Joly , Network Manager of RESEO, European Network of Opera and Dance Education
“In today’s environment Opera Houses and their General Directors are gradually more and more convinced of the beneficial effect of outreach and community work: the benefits it has on neighboring communities, the benefits it has on keeping our art form and our theatres relevant. To have experienced it first hand, having participated in a workshop with Jacek Ludwig Scarso and Elastic Theatre on the occasion the Opera Europa conference, will now surely have given them a better understanding of this type of work and convinced them even more of the benefits for their institutions.”
Serge Dorny, Artistic Director of Opera National de Lyon