Movement Fundamentals – MONOLOGUES, METHODS AND MORE…

Last month we hosted our third Fundamentals session. This time it was the turn of award-winning director, playwright and actor Eilidh Loan as lead artist on Movement Fundamentals.

Participants used the first half of the day to explore movement through Laban’s practices before applying it to text in the afternoon. Eilidh reminded participants to avoid restricting themselves to movements that would be perceived as ‘pretty’, encouraging them to play and embrace the ugliness that some efforts brought instead.

We had the chance to catch up with Eilidh and the participants, gaining some exclusive insights into the process. Here on Dialogue you get a look before anyone else, giving you the chance to have a look through the videos before they are gradually released on our socials. Get some monologue recommendations, top tips about incorporating movement into your acting practice and more.

Watch all the videos below now.

SEEKING INSPIRATION FOR A NEW MONOLOGUE?


Check out this video from Movement Fundamentals participants as they give their monologue recommendations!

FOOTBALL STORIES – ARE THEY TRENDY OR TIMELESS?

 

Find out what award-winning playwright Eilidh Loan thinks about the surge of football stories that are taking over Scotland’s main stages and what theatres should be doing to reach out to their local communities.

TOP TIPS FOR INCORPORATING MOVEMENT INTO YOUR PRACTICE

 

After leading a morning session all about movement, Eilidh told us some of her top tips and why actors should embrace the silliness and ugliness of movement.

“IT’S LOVELY to MEET OTHER YOUNG, SCOTTISH BASED CREATIVES, CONNECT WITH THEM… MAYBE EVEN, BUILD SOME ROADS TO FUTURE WORK.”

Movement Fundamentals Participant

“IF WE COULD… CREATE SOME SPACES WHERE FOLK can COME IN AND BE SILLY AND TRY, THEN WE’RE ONTO A WINNER.”

 

Eilidh Loan

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