Polyphony: Theatre project with an emphasis on foreign languages @ Acting Now, Cambridge [from 5 June to 23 October]

Polyphony: Theatre project with an emphasis on foreign languages

- 23
18:00 - 20:00

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Acting Now
Norfolk St, CB1 2LD Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Looking for participants to get involved in a theatre project with an emphasis on foreign languages.

Acting Now is delighted to collaborate with University of Cambridge to develop a theatre project exploring the experience of learning a new language and adjusting to life in a foreign country.

Led by Acting Now Artistic Director Marina Pallarès-Elias, the project will involve the creation of a collaborative play featuring all different native languages from the participants, along with their personal experiences of learning a new language and building a new identity. Through a series of theatre workshops, Marina will work with the group to devise a physical theatre play based on the participants’ stories. The resulting play will be shown at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas in October 2018.

Physical theatre is a genre of performance which makes use of the body (as opposed to the spoken word) as the primary means of performance and communication with an audience. Physical theatre can be distinguished from dance in that it tends to focus more on narrative, character and action.
Acting Now uses the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq, one of the finest teachers of acting in our time.

The magic of physical theatre is that we create whole new worlds in which we can express our emotions and stories by 'simply' using the physicality of our bodies in movement and voice. Physical theatre reconnects us with our bodies and emotions in an exciting and challenging way, which is open to anybody with a body and a curious mind.

We are looking for people living in Cambridgeshire whose first language is not English.
No theatre experience is required.

The group will meet on Tuesdays from 6 pm to 8 pm at Acting Now, 47-51 Norfolk St. Cambridge CB1 2LD
Dates: From 5th June to mid-July. There will be a summer break and the group will resume rehearsals in September until the end of October.
The resulting performance will be shown during the FESTIVAL OF IDEAS in October 2018.
There is no charge to participate but attendance to the sessions is essential.

Just email us asap at [email protected] and tell us what is your mother tongue and why you want to get involved.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to know more about the project.
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