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Physical Theatre – Devising New Performances

New skills, new approach, new ideas to improve performance

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Outstanding Learning and Progress in Drama.

Suitable for: This course is designed for drama/performing arts teachers who wish to add a new dimension to students devising skills and as a consequence to improve grades

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary
  • Further Education

Course Reference: 7044WW

This is a very practical course with plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion to help you to adapt the exercises for use in your classroom. 0 Although this is a highly practical course, delegates will not be required to have special skills.

  • Use a range of physical techniques with all pupils
  • Develop your own skills and knowledge in this genre
  • Use physical theatre as an effective devising/interpretation method
  • Maximise pupils performance marks in exams


Individual physical skills
  • Warm ups and training techniques- stretching and the muscles, preparing the body, dramatic tension.
  • Individual skills and exercises to identify the elements of physical theatre
  • Balance, rhythm and emotion
Group devising techniques
  • The power and effect of group movement including use of energy, slow motion and stillness
  • Collaboration to create stunning theatre
  • Physical theatre and the chorus
Physical theatre as performance
  • The director and a physical script
  • Exploring the work of key physical performers such as Meyerhold, Decroux, Copeau , lecoq and Berkoff
  • The physical work of companies such as DV8, Frantic Assembly and Complicite and styles of performance such as commedia.
Play texts and physical theatre
  • Dramatic intentions, audience involvement and response
  • Physical theatre and theatre studies exams
  • Physical interpretations of well known texts
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