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From Energy to Action

Tutor: Naomi Silman  
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next date: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 2017 

It is through the physical action that the inner energy of the performer, his/her presence, is able to reach the audience.

This workshop will explore the principles of ‘energetic training’ created by Lume Teatro (see below) for actors, performers and dancers. Its basic tools help participants to enhance their presence by leading them in an immersion into the body – its sensations, qualities of energy and physicalities.

The work will include ways of generating and maintaining energy and presence and creating physical actions in time and space. With roots in the work of Grotowski and Barba, this workshop is suitable for actors, dancers, performers or anyone wishing to enhance their awareness of being.

About the tutor

Naomi Silman is a performer, clown and director and a permanent member of award-winning Brazilian physical theatre group LUME Teatro. Born in London, she got a first class honours degree in Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmith’s College and went on to develop her work with masters in physical theatre, clowning and butoh such as Philippe Gaulier, Jacques Lecoq, Sue Morrison and Tadashi Endo. In 1997 she joined LUME with whom she has travelled extensively throughout Brazil and around the world performing in over 20 countries, as well as teaching a variety of workshops that transmit the practices and daily corporeal-vocal training developed by LUME.   


LUME Teatro |  www.lumeteatro.com.br

Founded in 1985, LUME Teatro has become a world reference in the research of the art of the actor. The company has performed in over 27 countries, spanning four continents and developed partnerships with theatre masters from around the world. Winner of the Shell Award in 2013 for lifetime achievement, LUME Teatro have currently in their repertoire 10 shows in a variety of performative languages including physical theatre, clown, dance, Butoh, street theatre and large outdoor interventions. The company also maintains a strong teaching tradition sharing their extensive research into actor training through workshops, mentoring, technical demonstrations, international exchanges, theoretical reflection, book publications, lectures and itinerant projects that celebrate theatre as the art of meetings and encounters. LUME is also a funded research centre within the University of Campinas.