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Action and Reaction – Introduction to Acting in English, 2 ECTS

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17651050 Course Fee: 170,00 €, for student 140,00 €

Time: 07.08.2017 - 11.08.2017

Location: Haapaniemenkatu 6 (Teatterikorkeakoulu)

Teacher: MA in Acting Sami Henrik Haapala

Lessons: 35

Registration starts: 19.04.2017 10:00

Registration ends: 08.08.2017 23:59

Course Info

Dates and times: 
August 7–11, Mon–Fri 10:00–16:15

TeaK, 527

Content and objectives: 
This course approaches acting using the English language. We start with physical exercises, move on to voice work, and then combine these in the scene study from contemporary plays in English. We will be focusing mostly on acting methods derived from Stanislavski, but will also use other approaches to widen the scope. Depending on the group we will venture more into Shakespeare and/or Meisner technique. The main focus of the course is on how to act and react intuitively, resolving in fully embodied acting. The use of English as a language in acting is not just a question of language. A whole culture is codified in the how you use language, the how being what an actor mostly does. For non-native speakers this presents a fruitful acting challenge: when acting in a language other than your own you have a possibility to stretch your capabilities as an actor to the limits. The working language throughout the course is English. This way you will learn to use the language as an organic and instrumental part of your overall expression. The course is meant both for those who want to try out English as a language in acting and for those to whom it’s a native language. The course fee includes the fee of Theatre Academy 20 €.

2 ECTS given by Taideyliopiston Teatterikorkeakoulu (Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki)

Sami Henrik Haapala is a Finnish actor FIA, dancer and a dj. He graduated with an MA in Acting from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in the UK. In addition to having degrees in both acting and Genres he has performed in encompass traditional and experimental theatre, street games, contemporary dance, advertising, radio drama, multimedia, dance and performance clubs, live art, role playing, citywide dramatic events and musicals. He is currently doing an artistic doctoral thesis for the Theatre Academy at the University of the Arts Helsinki. The focus of his artistic research is acting in participatory and immersive performances.

Some background in acting or other performing is advisable. A filling of a web form is mandatory when singing up for the course. The enrolment is binding. After signing up you will be notified as soon as possible whether you have been accepted on the course. If you won´t be accepted on the course you will be fully refunded. The applications will be handled as they arrive and the places filled accordingly until the course is full.

Course calendar:
Ma 07.08.2017 10.00–16.15, Haapaniemenkatu 6 (Teatterikorkeakoulu)
Ti 08.08.2017 10.00–16.15, Haapaniemenkatu 6 (Teatterikorkeakoulu)
Ke 09.08.2017 10.00–16.15, Haapaniemenkatu 6 (Teatterikorkeakoulu)
To 10.08.2017 10.00–16.15, Haapaniemenkatu 6 (Teatterikorkeakoulu)
Pe 11.08.2017 10.00–16.15, Haapaniemenkatu 6 (Teatterikorkeakoulu)

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