Achieve greater, clearer and stronger presence and versatility on stage
- a masterclass in Physical & Devised Theatre by David Glass
This 4-day workshop will give participants unique access to the Five stages of creative practice method developed by renowned director and teacher David Glass.
The five stages gives the participant a practical approach to physical and devised theatre, and gives the artist concrete tools to achieve a stronger presence on stage.
The workshop trains through five modes: Tools, Skills, Attitudes, Behaviour and Quality of Person.
David Glass is an extraordinary teacher. He uses 'integrative learning' circles to help students include what they already know into new ways of seeing, experiencing and reflecting. He see's learning not as an 'outcome' but part of a holistic process that grows throughout a creative life.
David Glass is one of the world’s great theatre teachers
- Mike Alfred’s founder of Shared Experience
The participants will come away with real tools, skills and insights that they can use immediately in any creative setting.
The workshop will strengthen the participants self awareness as an artist. You will as participant gain clear insight in a practical approach to physical theatre and devising.
You will walk away from this workshop clearer, lighter and sharper.
Let us fail at excellence not succeed at mediocrity
- David Glass on learning
David Glass has performed, directed and taught in over sixty countries. Trained at the Lecoq School in Paris, he has worked as a soloist performing in forty countries then establishing the David Glass Ensemble winning international awards including TMA award for best director.
Rooted in his own training with Jacques Lecoq, Jerzy Grotowski, Augusto Boal, Peter Brook and Mike Alfreds, and through the wide range of experience of the Ensemble members, David Glass has developed workshops that are practical and rigorous.
David Glass is an International award winning solo performer, theatre director, teacher and creative thinker. He is one of the UK founders of the Physical and Visual, Devised, Ensemble and Applied theatre movements.
He is a leading international theatre teacher and has taught and influenced three generations of theatre makers in 73 countries. Including Simon McBurney (Complicite), Emma Thompson (Actress), Amit Lehav (Gecko Theatre), Hayley Carmichael and Paul Hunter (Told by An Idiot ), Lloyd Newson (DV8), Liam Steele (Physical Director), Stephen Daldry (Billy Eliot), Tina Ellen Lee (Opera Circus), Jim Chim Hoi (Theatre Ensemble Hong Kong) and Tom Morris (Warhorse). He has been influential in shaping the creative lives of performers such as Kathrine Hunter, Anna Marie-Duff, Sarah Parrish and Gong Lee. Always a maverick David is often sighted by Theatre Leaders as a defining force in world theatre. He has worked in over 70 countries.
In 1999 he established David Glass Ensemble and has toured in 32 countries. David is co-founder and associate artistic director of Theatre Ash in Hong Kong and co-founder of the Theatre Collective Siena Italy.
In 1997 he founded the ground breaking Lost Child Project working with over 10,000 street children in 22 countries and established the first Centre For Creative Development with VBNK in Cambodia in 2000. He established and trained the first Forum Theatre company in peer to peer reproductive health in Vietnam with WHO and the Ford Foundation. In Cambodia he wrote his five stage Creative Practice book which is now used worldwide to help organisations such as Save The Children, UNICEF, ILO and numerous Universities around the world helping them to think and work more creatively. His Ensemble practice has been a key element in the corporate development work of David Pearl Associates.
In 2002 he established with Paul Zetter Ensemble Films to make films and film writing around development and arts issues. In it’s fourteen years it has made hundreds of films across SE Asia and is now branching out in Europe with partners Robert Golden Pictures and BAFTA award winner John Dale.
In 2018 he is being awarded an honoured Phd from UK University Partner Bath Spa for his innovative theatre and Creative Practice work.
In 2018 David was made a senior foreign intellectual consultant on Creativity and Creative Practice to the Ministry of Education China to cascade his methodologies to schools, colleges and Universities over the coming five years.
Over the next five years David is working Internationally on four Legacy projects. AB Project is a nine country youth arts empowerment project using the Anders Brevk killing of 69 young people as a provocation to celebrate the potential of those lost voices at this time of youth polarisation and marginalisation. This Changes Everything a theatrical adaptation of Naomi Klein’s seminal work on climate change and Capitalism. War/Peace an International co-production with the Japan Olympics 2020. And A DEvine Comedy a trilogy of works celebrating the madness of theatre and the modern world. All of these projects will feed into a legacy learning strand of the DG Ensemble and its educational partners and that is being researched and developed as part of his Phd into Creativity.
David believes passionately in the right of all people to celebrate through the arts and that creative learning is not a commodity but a birth right. He is a citizen of the world who resides in London.