For Actors & Students
Physical grounding - Neutral state - Yoga - Animal studies - Laban - Viewpoints - Full thorough limber -Tools for character development - Movement and text - Ensemble/chorus development - Improvisation - Contact improvisation
Performers have to take charge of [the communication] process; they need to ensure that every single physical action reflects and reinforces what they wish to communicate. Each action must be clear and accurate; a direct channel to the audience. - Lorna Marshall, The Body Speaks
Jude provides workshops and classes for actors and students. Activity centres on exploring movement-based approaches to performance and general, fundamental theatre skills. Ensemble practice, tools for character development and physical preparation for performance are at the core of all classes. They seek to bring text and language to life through body and voice.
All workshops are there to support the development of artistic practice and to build a sense of presence and confidence for when stepping out in front of an audience.
For Drama Groups & Youth Theatres
Tools for character development - Movement and text - Ensemble/chorus development - Animal studies - Laban - Viewpoints - Full thorough limber - Physical grounding - Neutral state - Improvisation - Contact improvisation
Jude's workshops offer a diverse range of skills, approaches and techniques for budding performers and theatre practitioners. All workshops are there to support creative development, whilst also building students’ skills in team work and an ensemble approach, confidence in their own voice and body, and belief in their own ability to achieve.
Jude provides focus on the neutral state, play and physical grounding as thorough preparation for performing on-stage. She introduces movement-based approaches to performing, character development and responding to text, such as, animal studies, Laban, Viewpoints and Lecoq. Jude also establishes key skills in Stanislavski's actions, acting and reacting, and the performer's relationship with the audience.
Jude can facilitate workshops on a one-off basis, or as part of an organisation's on-going programme.