VIEWPOINTS: Creating character through the body, PART 3
WHO: Mickey Lonsdale, is an internationally known, award winning physical theatre actor and dancer. He originally hails from Ramer, Alabama. He began his dance training at Alabama Dance Theatre and has a B.A. in Theatre from Auburn Montgomery. While in college, he became the emcee for the Montgomery Biscuits, entertaining 7000 fans nightly. After graduating, Mickey moved to Italy to pursue an M.F.A. in Physical Theatre at the Accademia del’Arte. He received training in Commedia Dell’Arte, Clown, Dance, Choreography, and Acting. During this time, he attended Flic Scoula di Circo, Circus School, where he trained in acrobatics, acro dance, Chinese pole, walking globe, and various other circus skills. While in Europe, he performed with companies such as Familie Floz in Germany, Divaldo Continuo in the Czech Republic, and Red Dot Theatre in Italy and Turkey. After receiving his M.F.A., Mickey moved to the NYC area where has starred in several independent films, commercials, TV shows, and works as a free-lance dancer. He also became a founding member of Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre. He currently tours with this company all over the United States, telling compelling stories using acrobatics, dance, and physical acting.
WHEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 9:00-3:00
WHERE: Alabama Shakespeare Festival Rehearsal Hall, One Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117
WHY: Viewpoints– Have you as a teacher ever gotten stuck trying to create something? Or just need some extra help because your brain is fried? Viewpoints offers that help. It is a full tool belt to help you look at your work from every angle possible. It frees you up to see things in different ways. It also is a huge help to your students. You are giving them tools to think critically not only in theatre, but also in life. Viewpoints is great for teachers, actors, dancers, and general movers. Viewpoints are exactly what it sounds like. Different views of the same thing. From the shape, time, topography, etc.
This workshop will include an in-depth exploration into physical viewpoints, and we will take it further into developing scenes and improvs. At the end of this workshop you will have the tools to create your own work and also help your students learn how to be aware of what they are doing and how it changes the play/act/monologue/scene.
DETAILS: FREE Lunch is furnished. Come prepared and dressed for activity.
ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS.
The attached reservation form must be returned NO LATER THAN February 15rd. Please E MAIL your registration as soon as possible to rfoster @asf.net. If you need info: 334-396-2432. Hope to see you on February 23rd ! CONFIRMATION WILL BE VIA EMAIL!