Movement Fundamentals

A MOVEMENT and performance masterclass with EILIDH LOAN

Date of Activity: June 2024
Location: Glasgow
Age Range: 17-25

A young person in black trousers and a white sweatshirt with medium-length brown hair looks up towards the sky, gesturing upwards with their right hand. In the background, another person in red track bottoms and a white t-shirt leans forward, mid movement, with their arm crossed over their body.
A group of young performers stand to attention in a line to the left of frame, all looking in front of them.
A woman with curly, brunette hair wearing black track bottoms, black long sleeved top and white tank top looks towards the camera inquisitively with her hands clasped in front of her
A group of performers stand roughly in a circle facing different directions, all mid-movement. Some stretch their arms towards the ceiling, some out to the side, one spins on the spot while the performer in the centre leans on one leg whilst pointing their hands in opposite directions. They are in a white walled room with black flooring.

EVER WONDERED WHERE TO BEGIN WITH MOVEMENT?

Exploring the potential of movement, Movement Fundamentals was a dynamic and accessible one-day workshop led by leading actor, writer and director Eilidh Loan. Moving is a key part of performing, but it can feel daunting to know where to start. In this workshop, Eilidh took participants through her practice; exploring how to create characters, unpack text through physicality and use simple movement tools to unlock new layers to performance.

In a lively, safe and friendly environment, participants explored how to bring text and characters to life and discover what role movement can play in their acting toolkit.

Eilidh Loan is an award-winning actor, writer and director from Renfrewshire. In 2018, Eilidh graduated from the Guildford School of Acting as the winner of the Bachelor of the Arts Acting Prize, the GSA Entrepreneur Award and as a finalist in the BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Competition. In her graduating year, Eilidh won the prestigious Alan Bates Competition, beating over 200 applicants from drama schools across the UK. She has gone on to a make a successful career across all avenues of the industry.

5 performers wearing white t-shirts and various coloured tracksuit bottoms move dynamically around the space, facing in different directions and jiving their bodies using their arms, shoulders, legs and heads.

“SCOTTISH YOUTH THEATRE HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST DRIVING FORCE IN MY CAREER AS AN ARTIST SO FAR… THEY WILL NURTURE YOU AS AN ARTIST SO YOU CAN MAKE THE WORK THE BEST IT CAN BE AND APPLY YOUR SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE TO ANY FUTURE WORK THAT YOU MIGHT CREATE.”

RJ Hunter, Encounters artist

Special thank you to National Theatre of Scotland for hosting the masterclass.


CREative team

Lead Artist – Eilidh Loan


Supported by

CMS Charitable Trust


FIND OUT more about our other projects

 

Collaborate.
Create.
Reverberate.