Physical & Devised Theatre with David Glass

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​​​​​​David Glass Ensemble The Brides, Jacksons Lane, Tue 24 - Sun 29 Jan. Part of 2023 London International Mime Festival

Date Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 February
Time 10am – 5pm
Location Studio at London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
155 Talgarth Road, London W14 9DA

Plan your visit

Workshop fee £150
(£135 Concessions, £125 LAMDA Students)

This workshop is now sold out.

About the workshop & practitioner

The artist is constantly using their work to help people to ‘see again’, ‘think again’ and ‘feel again’.

David Glass will lead an intensive introductory 2-day masterclass in Physical and Devised Theatre. This workshop will introduce participants to David Glass’s hugely practical approach to physical and devised theatre. It is rooted in the body, the principle that all life and expression grows out of movement, and that theatre is the imagination made manifest through the body and voice of the performer.

Day 1 -  Physical Theatre

Physical metaphor and action. Participants will learn a number of expressive tools: elan, struggle, pushing, pulling and being present, and the foundational grammar of impulse, journey, fixed point and the archetypal emotions of Joy, Grief, Fear and Anger.

Day 2 - Devised Theatre

David will take the participants on a whirlwind experience of his five phase Creative Practice, which forms the basis of his devising process used by theatre companies and creative organisations around the world.

David Glass is an award-winning performer, director, teacher and creative thinker, having worked in 73 countries and taught more than 80,000 people. He trained at the Lecoq and Decroux schools in Paris and studied with Augusto Boal, Jerzy Grotowski, Peter Brook, Alvin Ailey and Mike Alfreds. As well as teaching masterclasses he continues to make work in some 18 countries around the world.

‘David is one of the great teachers and artists of our time…He has the rare gift of marrying deep intellect and knowledge of a scholar with the playful inquisitiveness of a child’

Amit Lahav, Artistic Director – Gecko


Booking information

This event is now sold out. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, should a space become available, email our Box Office.

Once you have booked a ticket, you will receive an email confirmation. Read up on our latest audience guidelines here. If you require support with booking, email our Box Office.

Cancellations received up to 14 days before commencement of the course will receive a full refund.

Cancellations received 7-14 days before commencement of the course will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations received after 7 days before commencement of the course will not be eligible for a refund, unless your place can been re-sold to another participant.

Should you become unable to participate in the course due to sickness (e.g. Covid), a full refund would be payable on production of official proof of a positive result in the case of Covid, or a medical certificate. This refund would be pro-rated if you have already completed part of the course.