Sessions are designed for adults to develop basic performance skills that can be harnessed for future artistic endeavours (such as actors’ auditions) or simply for personal development (such as public speaking). Fun and educational exercises aim to raise confidence, sense of play and communication. Course entitled Introduction to Acting for Adults Parts I & II has been held at Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre. In a total of 10 to12 hours, course topics include improvisation, voice, movement, scene and monologue character study. Extra study material, such as play synopses and scene samples, is provided online by the instructor.
Workshops offer participants a chance to engage in theatre exercises that unleash creativity and stretch the imagination. Programmes are designed to challenge groups to find alternative “ways of seeing”. Series of out-of-the-box exercises throughout training support our ultimate objective: to trigger imagination, personal expression, and a heightened appreciation of group-work. Literal props are purposefully limited in session-work, leading participants to re-think, thus re-invent available material.
Training and projects run in conjunction with the STAR TOO arts collective: Dubai's first experimental theatre group, principally based on the works of directors and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Jerzy Grotowski, and Jacques Lecoq.
Art work for Alef Magazine January 2015 by Corine Pagny
ACTIVATION & ANIMATION OF EVENTS
To partner with the ACT TOO/STAR TOO group on developing unique events using theatre, from product launches and openings to off-site activities, contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit director Sol Abiad's page for a list of past events and clients: https://solabiad.wordpress.com
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