The Jacques Lecoq’s techniques: taught over 2 semesters
Every class starts with a warm-up. Students should bring specific clothes, black pants and black shirt. No shoes. Every week, the student will learn a specific movement based on Jacques Lecoq’s method. These movements will help establish and understand the vocabulary used in class.
At the end of the semester, they will have to create a phrase including these movements and present it. That will be part of their evaluation. Every style taught in class is followed by a collective work organized by the students, alone, these are the “auto-cours”. I will give them themes related to the style, assign groups and they will have to get together and create their own piece and then present it in class. They will sometimes have to work outside class. .
1st semester, 14 weeks/6 hours a week
Introduction to the basis of Physical Theatre.
Week 1: Introduction to Lecoq’s spirit.
Week 2: Space
Week 3 and 4: The Neutral mask
Week 5 and 6: Elements and materials.
Week 7, 8: The Chorus
Week 9: Poetry, Music, Colors. Introduction to “Mimodynamic”
Week 10, 11: Animals and Monologues
Week 13, 14: Enquete (Investigation)
2nd semester, 14 weeks: 6 hours/week
Week 1, 2, 3: Bande Mimee
Week 3, 4, 5: Melodrama
Week 6, 7, 8: Mask
Week 9, 10, 11: Clown
Week 12, 13, 14: