WALK AND TALK: A one day workshop
Monologues for dancers w/Todd Coulter
April 7, 2018 10am-4:30pm
NYC, space TBA
A one-day workshop tailored to dancers wanting to gain specific tools on how to tackle text, find text, and integrate more traditional acting techniques into their work.
*Taught with Alexandra Beller
Led by Todd Coulter, WALK AND TALK will concentrate on the development and performance of a single monologue over the two days. Incorporating Stanislavski, Laban, anatomy, and basic improvisational skills, the workshop approaches text from the point of view and knowledge base of the dancer/mover. We will analyze text, move text, speak text, and help create a piece that may be used at auditions and/or give you the tools to work on a piece on your own. What we hope to find is that acting and dancing or speaking and moving are not wholly different modes of performance but close cousins employing different parts of our mind/body intelligence.
Attendees will be provided with a selection of monologues before the workshop.
Participants are asked to have the selected monologue memorized by the time the workshop begins.
Registration is extremely limited to give each person individual attention.
Dress comfortably and ready to move.
Todd Coulter has been teaching acting and directing for over a decade and has developed and performed in hybrid works that live somewhere between the camps of theater and dance. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and his productions have earned regional awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. You may have seen him at Gibney or in Alexandra’s classes from time to time.