Action Theter Classes
Action Theater is an improvisational physical theater training and performance method created by Ruth Zaporah.
The practice of Action Theater incorporates the disciplined exploration of embodied exercises that lead to increased skills of strong, clear, spontaneous, and artful communication. Action Theater addresses and expands the vocabularies of expression including: movement, vocalization, and speech.
In this workshop, participants will explore concepts of embodied presence, content and experiencing, image sourcing, physical narrative and storytelling. Composition, listening and relationship will be deconstructed to be reassembled with greater awareness. The exercises taught in this workshop isolate the components of action - time, space, shape and energy -- so they can be examined, experienced, and altered in order to expand the expressive palette.
Divining from found materials such as props and costume elements will be included to encourage participants to go beyond habitual patterns of movement and sound; creating an aesthetic awareness of the performance space and working toward instantaneous composition as an ensemble.
She is a Canadian interdisciplinary artist currently living in Doha, Qatar who has worked professionally and internationally as a performer, director, producer and teacher for over 20 years. Recipient of the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award, a prestigious award for outstanding artistic achievement by Canadian mid-career artists, Nadine established herself as an interdisciplinary artist in Montreal and Beirut by showcasing her own creations across Canada, Europe and the Middle-East. Nadine is a certified Action Theater teacher.