Grand Guignolers Physical Theatre
Melodrama Workout: French Revolution Theme
PLAY BIG * PLAY FIERCE * PLAY TO SURVIVE
THURSDAY * AUGUST 4th
THEME: FRENCH REVOLUTION - THE GREAT FEAR
+ celebrating August 4, 1789 feudalism abolished in France
Grand Guignolers next Melodrama Physical Theatre Workout incorporates the spirit of the French Revolution - the setting of their next big production. Join them for a physically theatrical workout to get you out of your head and into your body - grand gestures, stakes, full heightened physical expression. All levels welcome.
Melodrama is the most expressive of Western theatre forms, the one closest to the theatrical impulse, based in heightened physical gesture, high emotional stakes, bold characters, spectacle, the struggle of virtue and evil, and all to music. The workshop is somewhere between Artaud's "athlete of the emotions" and cops & robbers. It's cathartic, powerful and FUN!
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THURS. AUGUST 4th 7:30-10 at ArtWorks Theatre. 6569 Santa Monica Blvd., LA 90038.
No parking in lot. Free street parking after 7pm.
Feel free to bring drinks/treats to join in post-workout festivities!
Classes taught by Debbie McMahon, Director/Creator Grand Guignolers. Feel free to email with questions.
Attire: workout clothes. hair secured off face. no dangling jewelry.
Au Revoir, Louis XVI!