Tuning: Preparing to Perform with OBRA Theatre Co.

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This is a blog post I wrote for the Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Blog describing some of my work with OBRA Theatre Co and the process of ‘tuning’  before our performances of Gaudete

Each night, prior to performing Gaudete with OBRA Theatre Companymy last task before vacating the stage was to tune my dulcimer. I needed to be sure that the wires had not loosened or tightened, that the strings would ring true in relation to each other when I came to play them in the performance. In much the same way, the last thing we did as an ensemble was to ‘tune’ ourselves; to the space, to each other, to arrive in that particular moment and place, to rediscover a shared quality of being together…

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Rhythm in Acting and Performance: New Publication

I am delighted to announce the release of my new book, Rhythm in Acting and Performance: Embodied Approaches and Understandings, to be published by Methuen Drama and available from 27 of July 2017. Focusing on key approaches to rhythm within European and American theatre and performance since the end of the nineteenth century, including the work of Konstantin… Continue reading Rhythm in Acting and Performance: New Publication

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