DRA 121A: Storytelling Through Physical Theatre
Winter Quarter 2020
This class focuses on:
How you tell a story using your body and your imagination.
Identifying with materials and elements to find qualities of movement, rhythm and space.
Working on updating “Pantomime Blanche” techniques to create a form of “Cartoon Style Mime” where anything is possible!
DRA 121A • Winter Quarter
CRN: 51046 • UNITS: 4
MEETS: TR, 10am-12:50pm
LOCATION: Arena Theatre, Wright Hall 120
Instructor: Toby Sedgwick, Granada Artist-in-Residence
Sedgwick worked with director Danny Boyle on the London 2012 Olympics as director of movement and choreographer. He won the 2008 Olivier Award as director of movement and horse choreographer for “War Horse,” and played Ted Narracot in the original production. His work as director of movement has been seen worldwide: “A Dog’s Heart” (De Nederlandse Opera, La Scala, Lyon opera and English National Opera), “Tintin” (Barbican Theatre), “Swallows and Amazons” (Bristol Old Vic), “The 39 Steps” (West End, Broadway, Japan, Russia, Korea, Australia and Europe), “War Horse” (New York, Toronto, Berlin, UK and North American Tours), and “Frankenstein” (National Theatre). Films include: “28 Days Later,” “Sunshine,” “Nanny McPhee” and “The Big Bang.” As an actor he has co-devised work with Simon McBurney and Complicite, (“The Master and Margarita”), played Harpo Marx in “Animal Crackers,” appeared in “The Play What I Wrote” in the West End.