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Acting: Body & Action Class

  • Jan 17, 2014 · 7:30 PM
  • JDS Studios

Cost: 9 Sessions - 40,500 Yen (discounts for returning students and current high school or university students)
Time: Fridays, 19:30 - 21:30
Dates: January 17 - March 14, 2014
Location: JDS Studios, 2F(for map and directions ::CLICK HERE::)
Language of Instruction: English (Japanese speakers are welcome; this course does not require English proficiency) 

Corporeal Mime artist and trainer Tania Coke will lead students into the world of physical theatre, using text, body, and voice together to create something energetic, kinetic, and exciting!

Who will benefit from this course?

Actors and performers: Gain more control and precision; get an edge in auditions by being aware of what your body is doing at all times.
Presenters and Teachers: Appear more confident and in control when presenting or teaching-- this is a create follow-up or precursor to our Voice & Speech classes!
Writers and Directors: Discover a whole new perspective on the art of storytelling that will put you ahead of your competition!
For returning students: review and delve even more deeply into the world of physical theatre with our most in-depth version of the course yet.
You! No matter who you are, this course will benefit you and teach you new things. At the very, very least, you will have fun.

This 9-week course explores the physical dimension of the actor’s art. The classes will cover core elements of corporeal mime technique such as dynamo rhythm, articulation of the body in triple design, mobile statuary and counterweights. You will learn how to put this technique at the service of your own imagination, through improvisation and composition. For returning students, you will be challenged to push yourselves further into the world of corporeal mime!

How does that translate into performance? See the video below from the spring 2012 class:


Attending this course will give you increased physical self-awareness, greater stage presence, heightened precision and control, and access to a wider range of possibilities, both in the form and dynamic quality of your dramatic expression.

All classes will be taught in English, but English proficiency is not essential in order to get the most out of this course. 

Please arrive 10 minutes before the class begins, to give you time to get changed and ready. The ideal clothing is something you can easily move in e.g. leggings or tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt. For your feet, barefoot is best, or soft-soled jazz/ballet shoes.

“Here are the problems that arise for the actor in the domain of mime: how should he make the gesture? When should he make it? How should be build the attitude? When should he set it up?”  Etienne Decroux

Company Cover, Cost Sharing & Tax Deductions

If your company is willing to partially or fully pay for your professional development, training and harm minimization, we are able to make out invoices to your company, or two separate 50% invoices if cost sharing. 

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  • Erik

    I really enjoyed this class and highly recommend it. Tania is a great teacher and I always felt comfortable as well as challenged. I think this is a good class for experienced actors and beginners such as myself. -E

    April 14, 2014

  • Rahasia

    I am very interested. How do we pay for the class? For example if I know I can't make it to three classes do I still pay the full amount or do I pay for the classes I attend?

    January 2, 2014

  • Ieja Z.

    How much is the discount for university students? I am interested, but I have little to no experience in this...

    December 16, 2013

    • Tania

      Hi Ieja. You don't need any particular experience to join the class. We'll get back to you asap about discounts.

      December 17, 2013

  • Erik

    Sounds interesting, but I'm not sure of my schedule yet. -E

    November 27, 2013

    • Tania

      Let me know if you have any questions about the course, Erik. Tania

      November 28, 2013

    • Erik

      I am curious...If I register I would probably have to miss the class on February 7th (and maybe a few more). How disruptive to the lesson plan would that be? Thanks, -E

      December 3, 2013

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Refunds offered if:

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Additional notes: You will see the exact refund terms when you receive your invoice (before you pay, obviously).

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