Semi-Circle Basel aims to offer a variety of acting and production workshops each year. We currently do not have any workshops to invite you to in 2024. Watch this space!
This workshop will be facilitated by the incredible Ben Moult! With almost 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Ben has been a Stage Manager on some of the largest stage shows in London’s West-End and around the globe, including Disney’s The Lion King (Int.Tour & London), The Royal National Theatres War Horse (Paris & Australia), Cats (London Palladium & Int.Tour), Mamma Mia, Footloose, Flashdance, The Rocky Horror Show, Rain Man, Equus, Starlight Express, The Phantom of The Opera (London), Thoroughly Modern Millie and many more. As well as a catalogue of theatre productions under his belt, Ben has worked with some of the worlds biggest music artists, actors and creative teams on a variety of concerts, films and television, including Rihanna, Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson (ABBA), Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Trevor Nunn and Dame Gillian Lynne. Ben is proud to be supporting local theatre in Basel where he now lives.
Ben will aim to guide you through some of the key steps and skills needed to work in theatre production with this first step workshop.
Hosted by the talented and energetic Luca Manganelli.
Acting workshop: the theatre gym exercises to build your acting muscles
The actor is “the athlete of the heart” as Antoine Artaud used to say. And like all athletes to be able to perform at their best, they need to train. In this training there is no gym, no weights to lift, no bikes to cycle, no treadmill to run. Instead, we play with emotions, with concentration, with words and gestures, above all we stretch our fantasy to get ready to be anything and anyone.
In these evenings we will present a series of simple (and not so simple) exercises to build your theatre gym. These are good also as individual trainings, but we will focus on group exercises useful to build trust, empathy, and coordination in a group of actors. Ideally for people playing together in a cast but not only.
Above all, we will have fun. It’s a night of games, and who does not like to play? That’s what actors do!
Suitable for any level.
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This Workshop is concluded. Please let us know if you are interested for additional workshops on this topic.
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We want to build our community's theatre skills - both for on-stage and off-stage roles. We'd like to know what aspects of theatre you would be interested in learning so please take a few minutes to give us some feedback.
In fact, we already have some workshops scheduled - check on the What's On page!