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

"Foundations is a part-time training in the Performing Arts, focussing on the arts of acting and speech. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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 part-time training in the Performing Arts, focussing on the arts of acting and speech. 
 
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. 
 
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 course is led by Sarah Kane, and supported by a selection of performing artist-teachers all inspired by working with body, soul and spirit. 
 
Each module is designed to be an appropriate entrance to the whole. It is possible to join at any point during the year, undertaking either the complete course or individual modules, aside from module 5, which can only be undertaken on successful completion of the previous four. 

Structure 

The format is five separate week-long modules combined with one-to-one training, and culminating in a theatre performance.  
 
The first year comprises two parts: 
I. The first part consists of five modules; these comprise five training weeks of thirty hours each and introduce the breadths and depths of the various aspects of a performing arts training. 
 
Each module is open to anyone interested in exploring the subject or in finding out about the training in practice. 
 
Every module is accompanied by a supporting art, drawn from eurythmy, music and singing, sculpture and gymnastics. 
 
II. 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 what has been introduced in the modules. 
 
Dates and Modules for Part I are as follows: 
Module 1: 30 March - 3 April (5 days) 
Just begin: Working artistically with body, soul and spirit 
Module 2: 26 – 30 May (5 days) 
Creating pictures with words: Exploring narrative  
Module 3: 20 - 25 July (6 days) 
Conflicting voices: Living into the dramatic with Michael Chekhov's acting technique 
Module 4: 5 - 9 October (5 days) 
Inner colouring: Sensing the poetic 
Module 5: 4 - 9 January 2020 (6 days) 
Creating performance: Engaging creative resources 
Details of Part II are as follows: 
 
Part II consists of individual tuition, in total thirty hours, which takes place between the modules: the aim is to augment and strengthen the work introduced in the modules. 
 
These sessions are to be organised individually by each participant with the relevant tutor. Please find further details below. 
 
PLEASE NOTE 
To successfully complete FOUNDATIONS, each participant must complete all five modules and 30 hours of individual tuition. 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. 
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The second year of the part-time training begins April 2021. 
 
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 a qualification offered by Trinity College London, and equivalent to the first year of a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA).   
 
After further training they 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. 

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 should it be required. 
 
No previous experience is necessary however applicants will be required to have an interview either face to face or via Skype. 
 
To apply please click the link and follow the instructions to complete and submit the form. 
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