This is Eden

By Emily Goddard

Performer and Theatre maker Emily Goddard offers a range of acting and devising workshops for Drama students, teachers, actors & community groups, based around the principles of Philippe Gaulier’s Le Jeu (the game). Fun and challenging, the workshops are designed to inspire new ways of approaching performance and theatre making. A great follow on for recent audiences of This is Eden.

“Emily navigated our requirements superbly, and balanced technical skill with the joy of collaborative practice, taking those under her care on a unique journey. Together, participants discovered their skill and refined their craft under the guidance of a truly exceptional artist” – Ari Palani, Empire Theatre.

“The students absolutely loved the Le Jeu and Bouffon work. Emily is an outstanding teacher, passionate about her work and the students were captivated. This was an invaluable workshop which aligns beautifully with VCE Drama, but is perfect for any secondary drama students”.

Carey Saunders – Woodleigh School

Le Jeu

The pleasure to play

Philippe Gaulier believes that play is the cornerstone for great performance and theatre making. When an actor is having fun, their spirit is free and the theatre is alive. Without it, theatre becomes the greatest crime…b, b, b, boring! This workshop introduces participants to the main principles of Le Jeu including Complicity, audience connection, Major & Minor and the pleasure to pretend.

 Get your Bouff-on!

The pleasure of parody

The art of mockery has been used across cultures for centuries. Playing with the performance style of Bouffon and the body mask allows students to stretch themselves physically and vocally, break down boundaries and discover increased freedom. An irreverent riot of grotesque (and charming) madness!

 Clown

The pleasure of failure

Often the greatest miracles in performance and theatre making come from what we think are our greatest mistakes. Clowning allows us to embrace our individual spirit and ‘inner idiot’. A liberating lesson in laughing at ourselves and each other.

 Devising – solo / ensemble

Interrogate the devising process and actively explore games and activities that allow for an expansion of creative discoveries in our theatre making. For ensembles, the workshop includes complicity building exercises borrowed from Le Jeu, Greek Tragedy & Bouffon to aid connection with fellow actors and provide tools to improvise and devise together. For solo performers, we examine how these games and tools can be applied individually as techniques for devising alone.

 

WORKSHOPS CAN BE A COMBINATION OF STYLES & TOPICS TAILORED TO THE NEEDS OF YOUR GROUP.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING BOOKINGS & FEES CONTACT EMILY: goddard.emily@gmail.com