Stage Presence

Term 1 Dates - Tuesday 15 February - Tuesday 5 April, 7:15pm - 9:15pm @ The Court Theatre, Addington

An opportunity to develop performance and creative thinking skills. Each term runs for 8 weeks and is taken by a professional theatre maker, participants will learn skills in acting, text analysis, voice, devising, audition technique and how to work creatively as part of a group.       

Term 1 2022 will be taught by Alys Hill

This course teaches the art of presence, on stage, in the workplace and in day-to-day life. What makes someone imminently watchable before they make a move or speak a word? Exploring useful and not so useful habits under pressure, we train for a clear mind, grounded body, and a playful heart. Participants will build confidence, vocal clarity, energy and develop a strategy for entering their flow space in the theatre.

Alys is a physical theatre practitioner who holds a Bachelor of Education specializing in performing arts. She specializes in teaching The Viewpoints, The Suzuki Method of Actor Training, Butoh and Devising methods in New Zealand and around the world. In her role as associate director of Zen Zen Zo, she has trained for fifteen years with the founders of the company and the creators of these forms from Australia, Japan, England, Europe, Singapore and New York.

She has performed and studied with founding Butoh company Dairakudakan in Hakuba Japan, and Brisbane Australia. Alys has also taught Acting and movement residencies around Aotearoa. She is a director, performer, deviser, and passionate ensemble theatre maker, who is looking forward to sharing her skills with the Court Theatre's Adult Acting class. 

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 Alys Hill