About the Courses

LISPA offers two full-time courses at a post-graduate level; Devising Theatre and Performance (32 weeks), and Advanced Devising Practice (28 weeks), each of these courses starts in October. The LISPA NEO Institute offers a 2-year postgraduate-level full-time program in Integral Movement and Performance Practice (IMPP).

DEVISING THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE

Training on this course is comprised of approximately 30 hours of scheduled classes and devising time each week, Monday to Friday, and runs from October to June. Students will explore fundamental principles of theatrical complicity, construction and creation, applicable to all performing arts, through a highly physical approach to natural and constructed life.

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ADVANCED DEVISING PRACTICE

Training on this course is comprised of approximately 35 hours of scheduled classes and devising time each week, Monday to Friday. Building on the foundations of Devising Theatre and Performance, students will explore contemporary approaches to existing theatrical languages, with the intent to go beyond them in the quest for a theatre of their own making. The course is built on two 12- week terms, October to December and January to April, each of which can also be taken as a separate Module for those with limited financial ability and/or special visa requirements, followed by a 4-week Project-based term.

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INTEGRAL MOVEMENT AND PERFORMANCE PRACTICE (IMPP)

A 2-year fulltime program, offered over 5 modules of 8 weeks each, which aims at theatre and performance artist working in educational settings or environments for personal growth through means of movement, theatre and devised performance.

The first 3 modules offer each a 5 week process phase around a specific theme, linking movement, ritual and performance to a deep personal process, followed by a 3-week devising period, which offers the possibility to apply the outcomes of the process phase to the creation of personal projects. Module 4 is dedicated to the creation of an original performance project, while module 5 invites participants to develop, deliver and document a pedagogical project.

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