This year we are offering two two week Summer School Intensives:

Summer School London (29th June- 9th July 2015) - details below

Summer School Berlin (27th July- 7th August 2015) - details below

For further details on any of our courses please contact the school.


Summer School London - An introduction to the Journey

29th June- 9th July 2015

This 2-week Intensive will take place on our premises at 3 Mills Studios in East London and gives an introduction to LISPA’s pedagogy for the devising artist interested in creating her/his own work in the performing arts. Rooted in the teachings of Jacques Lecoq, the pedagogy is strongly movement based, using the movement of the human body in response to the surrounding world as a point of departure in the creative process. The workshop will introduce the poetics of embodiment through approaches to music, painting and poetry, offers insights into the use of masks as a way to create dramatic narratives, and will give participants an opportunity to explore the process of creating original work through collaboration with fellow participants.

Participants will be invited to see the final project work of the students on LISPA’s full-time courses, which will be presented at 3 Mills during the second week of the summer school. Workshop participants interested in applying for the full-time courses will also have the chance to discuss the training with current students.

The course will be taught by members of the LISPA team.

Workshop Hours : Monday – Friday 10.00-12.30 ; 13.15-16.00

Presentations of Lispa’s fulltime students will take place in week 2 in the late afternoons and evenings.

Fees : £650.00


Summer School Berlin - Touching the Unknown

27th July- 7th August 2015

An introduction to Integral Movement and Performance Practice

This 2-week Intensive will take place at the Eden Studios in Berlin, and gives an introduction to LISPA’s new professional development program in Integral Movement and Performance Practice, which investigates the links between movement, theatre and performance and artistic, personal and spiritual development.

Integral Movement and Performance Practice explores the interconnectedness of the human body in performance with the Liminal, the Sacred and the Spiritual, further following the profound interest of some of the most significant theatre reformers of the 20th century (Artaud, Copeau, Grotowski, Meyerhold, Stanislawski).  The program also draws deeply from Lecoq’s movement/mask based pedagogy, C.G. Jung’s approach to personal growth and Jean Gebser’s work around integral awareness.  The Intensive creates an environment in which the performer can examine personal and cultural blockages that inhibit access to full creative potential, open to new awareness of the personal and transpersonal stories inscribed into our own bodies, and investigate how to use these stories as a point of departure for performance in all its different forms.

The Intensive will invite participants to develop a more integral understanding of the human body in movement and performance through an exploration of the archaic, mythological, intellectual and post-intellectual layers within the human psyche. Through moving, improvising, painting, writing and devising, and integrating neutral mask work and body awareness techniques, participants will create performances which are rooted in their own bodies - inviting the performer to experience performance as an approach to her/his very deepest creative sources.

This Intensive is designed for experienced practitioners with a background in movement-based theatre, theatre education, applied theatre and performance, or a performance-based healing practice.

Lead Teacher of the course will be Thomas Prattki, Founder and Director of LISPA.

Workshop hours : Monday – Friday 10-12.00, 12.45-16.00

The group size is limited.

Fees : £900.00

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