Presence

Milton Court Gym
18:30-19:30
Open class

Presence
An open class given by Patsy Rodenburg, one of the world’s leading voice and acting coaches and Head of Voice at the Guildhall School.  The class will investigate and work on harnessing ‘Presence’ through greater self-awareness. Patsy will reveal the concept of the three circles of energy and how all human energy moves. First Circle – the circle of self and withdrawal. Second Circle – the energy of connecting where your energy is focused and where you react and communicate best. Third Circle – the circle where all your energy is outward, nonspecific and not targeted. Practical body, breath and voice exercises will show how to improve communication and presentation skills and the way that you engage with others. This is an exceptional opportunity to engage with a world expert in a participatory session.

patsy rodenburgPatsy Rodenburg

Patsy is recognised as one of the world’s leading voice and acting coaches and has worked extensively with actors including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Anthony Sher, Daniel Day Lewis, Ralph Fiennes, Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and Keira Knightley. Patsy has collaborated with film directors Franco Zeffirelli, Trevor Nunn, Richard Eyre, Tim Burton, Sam Mendes and Mike Nichols and works with theatre companies all over the world.  Patsy is Head of Voice at the Guildhall School where she has been based for 31 years and is on the board of directors with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Patsy was also Head of Voice at the National Theatre for 16 years and in 2005 was awarded the OBE for her services to drama. Patsy has produced a series of DVDs entitled Shakespeare in the Present and is the author of a number of books including The Right to Speak (Methuen 1992), The Actor Speaks (Methuen, 1997), and Speaking Shakespeare (Methuen, 2001.)

Information about Patsy Rodenburg’s publications may be found here.

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