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05 October — 21 December
Thursdays, 7pm to 8.30pm
Drop-in, donation-based movement classes for actors, lead by Central School of Speech & Drama graduate Viola Bruni.
The classes will have a specific thematic each week, which can be negotiated with the participants according to their curiosity or specific productions-based needs. Viola’s ongoing movement-based research focuses on the latest neuroscientific approaches to actor’s training as well as benefiting from her expertise as acrobat, dancer and street theatre performer. Guest teachers will occasionally take over the class, providing an opportunity for actors to experience different movement styles and teaching approaches.
The classes are for actors at any stage of their career who would like to keep movement skills alive between productions, explore different approaches to movement thematics and discover how these can inform their acting.
Viola started training in gymnastics at the age of seven and 2001 she graduated from the Academy of Circus Arts in Cesenatico as a Trapeze artist, having trained during the four-year course in aerial, floor and partner acrobatics, as well as ballet and contemporary dance. After graduating, she attended various courses and workshops in dance theatre and in acting, taught acrobatics to children and adults and performed extensively as street performer, aerialist and dancer (London 2012 Olympic Festival, Venice Biennale 2015). Following her recent graduation in MA Movement: Direction & Teaching from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she uses her expertise to inform actors’ movement and training, as well as coaching and directing circus acrobats and dancers. Currently, she is teaching Theatrical Movement to circus performers at Forgotten Circus School and researching innovative ways to teach acrobatics to actors.