Masterclass in Physical Theatre with John Britton


Sat, 01 Dec 2018 1 & 2 DEC / 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM


1st & 2nd Dec | 10.30am – 4.30pm

John’s approach to performance, ‘‘Self-With-Others” is a psychophysical approach which encourages the bringing together of mind and body into every action, the unifying of thought and action. It is based on a set of clear principles – the most important of which is the need for performers to find deep pleasure in their work. If you are not enjoying your work, you are not doing it properly.


This Masterclass will offer the participants a foundational approach to understanding:
* The use of their bodies in performance.
* The relationship between the discipline of thought and discipline of action.
* Sensitivity to collaborative working.
* Creative strategies for the creation of live solo and ensemble performance.


John Britton is an internationally renowned director and teacher of physical performance. For over twenty years he has been developing a unique approach to training performers across disciplines, an approach he calls ‘Self-With-Others’. The work is primarily offered to professional performers – through the work of The [Duende School of Ensemble Physical Theatre] and at institutions such as The Swedish Ballet Academy and Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia. John was previously Senior Lecturer in Performance at Huddersfield University (UK) where he ran a ground-breaking MA in Ensemble Physical Theatre based on his training methods. In 2013 he published ‘Encountering Ensemble’ (Bloomsbury/Methuen) – a core text on ensemble and physical training which is now used around the world, and in 2017 ‘Climbing The Mountain: A Performer’s Journey Into Presence’. 

As a director his work is seen all over the world – including recent productions at NSD (Delhi), in Mumbai, Seattle, Athens and Bogota. Always his work is based in the live dynamic presence of the performer’s body.

John cites the core influences on his work as being the tradition of European Laboratory Theatre that grew from Stanislavsky and Meyerhold and was further developed by Grotowski. Significant contemporary practitioners such as Nunez, Barba and Zarrilli are also important to his work. The other key influence comes from the developments in dance improvisation that emerged from America in the 1950s, especially as further developed by Al Wunder in Australia. Self With Others is the heart of John’s work as a teacher, director and performer. He uses this approach to train existing companies, professional performers, students and others in groups and individually.

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ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ಷಮತೆಗೆ ಜಾನ್ ವಿಧಾನ, ” ಸ್ವಯಂ-ಜೊತೆ-ಇತರರು ” ಮನಸ್ಸು ಮತ್ತು ದೇಹವನ್ನು ಪ್ರತಿ ಕ್ರಿಯೆಯೊಳಗೆ ತರುವ, ಚಿಂತನೆಯ ಮತ್ತು ಕ್ರಿಯೆಯ ಏಕೀಕರಣವನ್ನು ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹಿಸುವ ಮನೋವೈಜ್ಞಾನಿಕ ವಿಧಾನವಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದು ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟ ತತ್ವಗಳ ಒಂದು ಗುಂಪಿನ ಮೇಲೆ ಆಧಾರಿತವಾಗಿದೆ – ಪ್ರದರ್ಶಕರಲ್ಲಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಕೆಲಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಳವಾದ ಸಂತೋಷವನ್ನು ಕಂಡುಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಅವಶ್ಯಕತೆಯು ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಮುಖವಾಗಿದೆ. ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕೆಲಸವನ್ನು ನೀವು ಆನಂದಿಸುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲವಾದರೆ, ನೀವು ಅದನ್ನು ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲವೆಂದರ್ಥ.

ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ: ಜಾನ್ ಬ್ರಿಟ್ಟೊನ್ರವರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಭೌತಿಕ ರಂಗಭೂಮಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೈಪುಣ್ಯ ತರಗತಿ
ದಿನಾಂಕ: ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್ 1 ಮತ್ತು 2 ನೇ
ಸಮಯ: 10.30am – 4.30pm
ಶುಲ್ಕಗಳು: ರೂ .3,500