Physical Theatre Course in English
By Spindrift Theatre
Nordic theatre company Spindrift Theatre is starting a weekly, international drama class in English in Helsinki from January 2019. The course is meant for anyone who is interested in acting and theatre and wants to investigate the world of performance without the pressure of speaking Finnish or being a native English speaker. We will focus on different techniques of physical theatre, ranging from Western European popular theatre traditions to Eastern European avant garde.
At Spindrift Theatre, we believe that the core of a performer is his/her body and voice, and that the magic of theatre starts with simple physical actions and connection with the space and the other performers. Rather than starting intellectually by analysing a text, for us theatre grows from physical training, improvisation and spatial relationships.
On the course you will get the chance to develop your performance skills, try out different theatre styles and get a taste of devising. If the group is willing to continue after the initial semester, there is a possibility to create a devised or scripted performance in autumn 2019.
Wednesdays at 18.30–20-30
From 16th January to 29th May (17 sessions)
200 € for the whole semester
15 € per class
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
Spindrift Theatre is a Nordic theatre company, whose work is inspired by European physical theatre and contemporary dance traditions. Spindrift Theatre operates simultaneously in Helsinki and Reykjavik and creates performances and workshops investigating different aspects of an individual’s identity and human psychology. Spindrift Theatre has previously performed at Daryton Arms Theatre in London, Tjarnarbio Theatre in Reykjavik and Teater Viirus in Helsinki. The company’s “The Performer and the Self” workshop has previously toured in Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Norwegian Actors’ Union and the Finnish Actors’ Union.
Anna Korolainen Crevier is a Finnish actress and theatre teacher. She graduated with her master’s degree in Acting and Ensemble Theatre from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London in 2015. Anna has since been working in Finland, France, Iceland and the UK. Alongside her acting career she teaches theatre for children, adults and professionals. She is inspired by the physical language of Jerzy Grotowski and Pina Bausch, as well as the energy and precision of European physical comedy.