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Performance – Performance Workshop 3 (ELF) with Dave Dennison & Regina Saisi (#15-03-2074)

Performance Workshop 3 – 
Elements of Long Form
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM for 3 weeks
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM for 1 week

March 1 – March 22, 2015
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: 4 sessions and 1 performance
Class Time/Dates: 10am-6pm, with a one-hour lunch break from 1:30-2:30pm on Sundays March 1, 8, and 15.
2:30-5:30pm on Sunday, March 22.
Performance: Sunday, March 22, 6pm at the Bayfront Theater
Class size: 10 students maximum 
Class length:
7 hours for 3 weeks and 3 hours on 1 week (24 hours total of instruction)
Prerequisite: Performance Workshop 1 and 2 or coach/dean approval. Contact with any eligibility questions.

This workshop condenses the full content of our 8-week Performance Workshop 3 series into 4 sessions with an intensive schedule. You’ll dive into the work and play of learning long-form skills in three 7-hour sessions and one 3-hour session. The Performance Workshop 3: Elements of Long Form, prepares you for your first Long-Form performance in front of an audience by breaking down and covering these different core elements of performance: 

  • Taking your time and paying attention
  • Narrative, and establishing a strong foundation
  • Acting
  • Improvising in genre
  • Transitions between scenes
  • Ensemble acting
  • Building locations and maintaining a space object world

This class will qualify you to be considered for more advanced work as it will give you a grounding in the essential elements of Long-Form improvisation as BATS practices it.


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