Combining energy and imagination, students of all ages explore a whole world of physical expression. Students learn to celebrate, explore, and express themselves as they discover the essential tools of physical theatre. The program introduces students to the different facets of physical theatre, including movement technique, creating environment, and observation work. In consultation with the artist, the program can be individualised to connect to curriculum and themes explored in the classroom.
I offer the following in Physical Theatre World:
Week one : Mime
Week two : Physical Movement
Week three: Character Work
Ardyth first trained with mime artist Adrian Pecknold at The Manitoba Theatre School in Winnipeg and then received a scholarship with The Manitoba Theatre Centre to further her studies with Mime Unlimited School of Physical Theatre (Jacque Le Coq, Principal Ron East) in Toronto (graduate), plus other masters of Mime, Corporeal Mime, Commedia Dell' Arte, Clown, Bouffon, Movement Studies. Slap Stick, Stage Combat, Mask and Comedy. Ardyth holds a B.A in Theatre Studies from the University of Winnipeg and a graduate with Second City Conservatory. Ardyth has toured throughout North America with Mime Unlimited, Theatre Beyond Words and many other professional companies. Ardyth performs, writes and directs under her Physically Speaking Company. Ardyth since 1987 has regularly performed Classic Mime , Charlie Chaplin, “Beth Hickadilly” (a medieval character) at festivals,corporate events and many more venues. When Ardyth is not performing, she is busy teaching as an arts educator in physical theatre, plus workshops all over Canada and Internationally.Message Me