Individual and group lessons | Game management | Courses and workshops
Theatre ► Improvisation ► Performance
Public concerned :Any performer who wants to feel free on stage and more broadly, anyone who is worried, simply intrigued or already fascinated by this incomparable medium.
Nudity in public has a strong fantasy power over all of us. Irrepressible attraction for some, it is a haunting for others, when it is not an irrational phobia.
What is so powerful about the unveiling of our bodies in the eyes of oneself, of others and, more broadly, in the collective unconscious?
Getting naked is the most familiar "costume" we can put on. There is a hidden power behind this act of seemingly natural simplicity. The power to assert a casual freedom in the face of our social laws. Of course, to show oneself naked is always transgressive, but to play in this apparatus is even more so, for in doing so we are saying much more than we are showing.
Playing nude is a speech in itself.
The undeniable strength contained in this act is a source of immense benefits for self-development and intense joy for the mind. The goal of this workshop is to understand nudity as a powerful scenic tool.
Nudity promotes deep truth and sincerity, as well as light entertainment. It is a mirror of who we are. Is there a gender difference beyond physiognomy and social conventions? Can one live naked in one's head, under the skin?
How do you keep the vigour of what was found there in your daily reports? How does psychic nudity give confidence to the body once it is dressed?
Programme of the " Play nude " course
The objective is to help everyone to understand and feel how nudity, the body and the attraction it creates, can be an asset to express oneself, to free oneself from preconceived ideas about one's relationship with oneself and with others and thus be more creative.
1st day (duration: 8h)
Approach - "From social to animal" Work on the passage from "costume" to nude, associated with progressive situational settings: letting oneself be seen, approached, felt, touched, appeared. Practicing the text, the voice, the song and the cry, by playing with one's naked presence in the midst of others. To dance and make the flesh move. What changes? What can be said and made to be heard better? Exploring states of childhood and animality. Overcoming gender differences. Express eroticism and sexuality in a playful way. Like the clown, after impressing, the nude liberates.
10:00 am - Warm-up Apprehension of the others blindly. Dressed dance. Brief meeting of the participants, out of the game. Dance and sweating. The body sweats. Undressing, a simple act related to everyday life. Make it a scenic act by its link to emotions. Work on the text and the voice. How does a naked being speak?
13:30 - Lunch break ½ time
2:00 pm - Physical strength at stake. Construction of a human interlock.
Break ¼ time
Resume: Give yourself away. The skin scrutinized with a magnifying glass. From the spectator's gaze to the implicated gaze. The light and comical nudity of childhood. Why undressing is also a joke? From the humour of the nude to the staging of lasciviousness. Spontaneous eroticism. First improvisations.
18h - End of the first day of the course
2nd day (duration: 8h)
Improvise and play naked. Creative elaboration and disruption of daily agreements between beings based on collective improvisations. To truly immerse oneself in playfulness and powerful self-expression, nudity, considered in all its aspects, promotes deep truth and sincerity, as well as light fun. It is a mirror of who we are. Back to the social: masked nudity. How to keep the vigour of what has been found, in one's daily relationships? Why does psychic nudity give confidence to the naked body.
10:00 a.m. - Warm-up. Timed leaf removal. Wrestling. Unbridled improvisation on various themes. Using nudity without restraint. Accepting to put oneself forward.
13:30 - Lunch break ½ time
Automatic writing and formatting.
Break ¼ time
Resumption: Easing. The deep word from sex. Being human in everyday life. Desacralizing the body and the fears linked to it. Is there a gender difference beyond physiognomy and social conventions? Living naked under the skin. The strong actor/actress of her/his exhibition. Text, improvisation, acting in public. Keeping the free essence of nudity beyond the social costume. Proclamation of self. Putting on each other's clothes.
6pm - End of the course
The stages are a gateway to the stage.
They bring the keys to the notion of gambling.
Living Stage | Stage