Events Calendar
Jan 22
18:00 - 20:00
The Rhythmic Actor: (en)training through Proto-musical Technologies
European Approaches to Actor Training
European Theatre Research Network Spring Research Presentations

The Rhythmic Actor: (en)training through Proto-musical Technologies Dr Eilon Morris University of Huddersfield

Eilon Morris will outline key rhythmic principles and mechanisms that have been identified in his research into the training practices of John Britton, Nicolás Núñez and Reinhard Flatischler, examining some of the ways in which rhythm facilitates the emergence of ensemble and gives access to specific modes of attention and consciousness within actor training. This presentation will include the sharing of a selection of video footage and live demonstrations.

Eilon Morris is an actor and percussionist whose work is focused on the use of rhythm as tool for training performers and building ensembles. He recently completed a PhD investigating this theme at the University of Huddersfield. Eilon is an associate director of Duende and member of Obra Theatre Company and has run masterclasses around themes of musicality, rhythm, prosody and composition at Central School of Speech and Drama, Sheffield and Edge Hill Universities, the Au Brana Cultural Centre, France and the Taller de Investigación Teatral, Mexico.


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