Foundations offers a student the opportunity to take a fresh and unusual look at the performance arts of speech and drama. 

Foundations a is one-year part-time intensive course in the performing arts, focussing on the arts of acting and speech. In working with your body, voice and imagination, you will intensify your practical tools as a means of pursuing your own creative path. Participation will demand an open-minded attitude and artistic curiosity.  
 
The programme is ideal for anyone already working within the performing arts as well as those with a professional interest in creativity and communication, including writers, dancers, singers, clowns, musicians, narrators, drama teachers, etc. 
 
Each module is designed to be an appropriate entrance to the whole. It is possible to step in at any point and time, aside from module 5, which can only be undertaken on successful completion of the previous four. 

Foundations offers a student the opportunity to take a fresh and unusual look at the performance arts of speech and drama. 

Foundations is a one-year part-time intensive course in the performing arts, focussing on the arts of acting and speech. In working with your body, voice and imagination, you will expand and deepen the practical tools that enable you to pursue your own creative path. The modules offer a variety of stimulating perspectives on the whole world of acting and speech and participation will require an open-minded attitude and artistic curiosity. 
 
WHO IS IT FOR?  
 
The programme has been recently set up primarily for residents of Peredur Centre for the Arts; it is also open to anyone living in the broader local community and interested in exploring the subject or in finding out about the training in practice.  
 
It is ideal for anyone already working within the performing arts who is looking for new impulses and approaches as well as for those wanting to renew their professional interest in creativity and communication. These may include writers, dancers, singers, clowns, musicians, storytellers and drama teachers.  
 
WHO IS RUNNING THE COURSE? 
 
The course is led by Sarah Kane, and supported by other performing artist-teachers all inspired by working with body, soul and spirit. For further details about the tutors, please visit our faculty page
 
WHEN CAN I JOIN THE COURSE?  
 
It is possible to join at any point during the year, completing either the whole course or individual modules at times to suit you. If it is not possible to take part in or complete a module when it is run, it may also be completed in a following year. 
 
Please note that module 5 can only be taken once the previous four modules have been successfully completed.  

Structure  

Part One 
 
Foundations consists of five separate five or six day modules of thirty six hours each. It culminates in a theatre performance created during the final module.  
 
Every module is accompanied by a supporting art, drawn from eurythmy, music and singing, sculpture, poetics and gymnastics. 
 

Individual module dates 

Module 1: 07 - 09 October & 28 - 30 October 2020 
Just begin: Working artistically with body, soul and spirit 
Module 2: 30 November - 04 December 2020 (5 days) 
Creating pictures with words: Exploring narrative  
Module 3: 22 - 26 February 2021 (5 days) 
Conflicting voices: Living into the dramatic with Michael Chekhov's acting technique 
Module 4: 24 - 28 May 2021 (5 days) 
Inner colouring: Sensing the poetic 
Module 5: 28 June - 03 July 2021 (6 days) 
Creating performance: Engaging creative resources 

Part Two 

During the year, each participant is required to complete thirty hours of either individual tuition or tuition with a partner, to be arranged at times suited to both the tutor and the participant. The aim of the individual sessions is to deepen and strengthen what has been introduced in the modules. 
Please note: the contents of Foundations are subject to alteration! 

Individual Tuition Hours 

 
A. Between MODULES ONE & TWO 
6 HOURS of INDIVIDUAL/PARTNER CLASSES 
at 
Peredur Centre, East Grinstead or Rudolf Steiner House, London 
 
 
 
B. Between MODULES TWO & THREE 
6 HOURS of INDIVIDUAL/PARTNER CLASSES, 
at 
Peredur Centre, East Grinstead or Rudolf Steiner House, London 
 
 
 
C. Between MODULES THREE & FOUR 
6 HOURS OF INDIVIDUAL/PARTNER CLASSES 
at 
Peredur Centre, East Grinstead or Rudolf Steiner House, London 
 
 
 
D. Between MODULES FOUR & FIVE 
12 HOURS OF INDIVIDUAL or PARTNER CLASSES 
at 
Peredur Centre, East Grinstead or Rudolf Steiner House, London 
 
 

Qualification 

A certification of completion will be given to participants who have taken the whole programme. In addition, Foundations course participants are eligible to acquire an internationally recognised qualification offered by Trinity College London, and equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA). Please note that this may require additional tuition in preparation for the exam. 
 
After further two years of part time training participants are also eligible to sit exams offered by Trinity College London equivalent to a BA. 
 
Further specialised study may lead to a diploma in Creative Speech validated by the Section for the Performing Arts at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. To be eligible for such a diploma, participants must have completed 5 years of part-time study. 

Location 

Accommodation with self-catering facilities is available at the Peredur Centre, East Grinstead, East Sussex. 

Cost and Application 

The cost of the course is £2,650.00 (concessions may be available - please contact us to discuss your situation). This does not include the cost of accommodation. 
 
No previous experience is necessary, however applicants will be invited to a personal interview, either face to face or via Skype or Zoom, to assess their suitability. 
 
To apply, please click the link below and follow the instructions to complete and submit the form. 
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