The Moving Body (Le Corps Poetique): Teaching Creative Theatre

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Overview

Jacques Lecoq was one of the most inspirational theatre teachers of our age. The International Theatre School he founded in Paris remains an unrivalled center for the art of physical theatre. In The Moving Body, Lecoq shares his unique philosophy of performance, improvisation, masks, movement and gesture which together form one of the greatest influences on contemporary theatre.

Neutral mask, character mask, and counter masks, bouffons, acrobatics and commedia, clowns and complicity: all the famous Lecoq techniques are covered here - techniques that have made their way into the work of former collaborators and students including Dario Fo, Julie Taymor, Ariane Mnouchkine, Yasmina Reza and Theatre de Complicité.

This paperback edition contains a Foreword by Simon McBurney, Artistic Director of Complicité and an Afterword by Fay Lecoq, Director of the International Theatre School in Paris.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408111468
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Series: Performance Books Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 819,166
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacques Lecoq was a pioneer in the art of physical theatre.

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