Monthly Archives: February 2017

About our approach – how we teach at The Actors Space, Barcelona

Marian Masoliver talks about The Actors Space approach to teaching (excerpts from the website).

Our aim is to empower the actor to be fully free to play. This, to me is the most important thing. Without play there is no need for technique – as then the performance may look good but is just an empty vessel.

Many things are involved in acting; The fun and the freedom that one can experience through acting are essential for the delivery of a strong performance. We know that to get to that place where the actor is free to play we have to cultivate a strong sense of trust and a solid foundation of fun and safety…

 

Our feedback is honest and truthful, yet always constructive. In this environment the actor feels supported, safe and not judged.

Throughout these acting courses we develop a relationship with each individual, taking them through their own personal journey. Everyone has different needs; we ‘read’ those needs and give each student the necessary tools when required.

This approach gives the actor a chance to try new things without fear and even to get it wrong. Through encouragement, enjoyment of the work and the right techniques, each individual is guided to a place of genuine creation.

As actors and teachers we have a very high standard of work, which helps the group learn and develop quickly. In a short period of time the students create great work.

Working in this way we have seen participants blossom time and time again!

Find out more  about our International Theatre and Film Workshops. Some Early Bird places still available!