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Online Course

Physical Theatre: Exploring the Slap

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

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This course introduces you to world-renowned Russian director Meyerhold’s technique of biomechanics. It invites you to study and experience first-hand his revolutionary biomechanical étude, ‘The Slap’.

Through a mixture of video, animation, discussion forums and practical exercises you will begin to understand Meyerhold’s Russian actor training technique – a two-minute repeatable exercise used to develop balance, awareness and expression. You will be invited to explore your own response to this unique approach to training and will share these responses with your fellow learners.

This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.

The courses can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.

Courses in this collection are also great for people that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.

Taught by

Jonathan Pitches

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Physical Theatre: Exploring the Slap Based on 12 reviews

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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Makes you think theatre,

and helps you think - action

makes you think me

are you agressive or passive do both then

you can act, express and communicate

try the slap on a friend and see what the reaction is - scary, funny, strange what rection do you get because you will

Gives you a feeling of what acting is all about

Its helps to get into acting

I think thats pretty excellent

Thank you and the staff at Leeds University

A happy and mindful New Year to you all
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course provides a wonderful and useful introduction to Meyerhold and biomechanics. It is useful and will allow students to discover new things about the usefulness of movement in their theatrical work-

It is important to note that you don't have to be a dancer or gymnast to fully participate in this work and the instructor provides input along the way to make this a living experience for each member of the class.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Our teacher recommended this course as we are currently studying Commedia dell’Arte. I'd never heard of Meyerhold but this course made it easy to understand, breaking everything down into small, manageable sections. It wss nice to be able to read other people's comments and discuss with other learners your thoughts on it. I would definitely recommend trying this course.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
I really enjoyed this course and found it very interesting. I really liked how it combined history and theatre and also asked thought provoking question and got me thinking. It was very enjoyable and i learnt a lot with the help of loads of resources and informative videos.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Very good. Learnt so much which I can use later on in life. It was detailed and imformative. With I was able to have a completion certificate without paying. Recommend to anyone. Very well done

Thank you
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Guidopaoluzicusani G
Guidopaoluzicusani completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The subject is appealing but this MOOC suffers, IMPO, from FutureLearn philosophy: "Not really deep or challenging... keep it short and simple!". It doesn't work for me, but maybe for others does.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
It was a nice experience, short but with usefull information. I think is a good way to stay active and keep learning theater from home during this time around the world.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
Really detailed, educational and interesting! It's also got interactive exercises to help improve your skills. Loving it, can't wait to do more!
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is fantastic! Such a brilliant combination of history, theory and practice, and really opened my mind and made me feel empowered.
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Anonymous
Anonymous completed this course.
Excellent course. Introduced me to an aspect of theatre i knew nothing about. Very well taught with interesting support materials and activities.
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Tarık D
Tarık completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I am happy to have encountered this lesson. It was nice to meet and talk to people from different parts of the world.
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