GSA Actors: Black Box Listening Project
PHOEBE HYDER & MADELEINE HATT
GSA Year 2 Acting students agreed to let us listen-in to how they have been using LMA in the rehearsal room for black box acting productions, The Women by Clare Boothe Luce, Directed by Michael Toumey and Semi Monde by Noel Coward, Directed by Darren Tunstall.
These students had one 90 minute class of Laban each week in their first year (13 weeks) and the focus was primarily on Effort and Space. In these recordings we can hear the students using some Effort vocabulary to describe character traits and movement qualities in the plays.
It’s interesting to note how many of the students ‘boil down’ their character’s Effort life into States or repeated Action Drive combinations as a ‘centre’ for their overall behaviour.
- Isoblle Ford
- Madeleine Hatt