Building Confidence / London Theatre-Based Masterclass

Thanasis Gavos   Saturday, 15 December 2018; 4:00-6:00pm
Emily Loizou, theatre

A Physical Masterclass:
Building Confidence in Who We Are

For 2 hours we will focus on exercises about:

  • Building confidence with your body, your voice, and the people around you.

  • We will learn specific exercises to release tension from the muscles, relax the body, learn how to breath correctly during stressful presentations.

  • Status games: how can one feel confident in a public environment and out of one’s comfort zone.

  • Acting exercises and improvisations: how can you best use your body language, your voice’s volume, pitch and rhythm to best present yourself in a public situation.

If you want to learn the tricks that actors use to feel confident in front of many people, or if you just want to have fun trying something new, then come along!

This is a workshop addressed to non-actors (specifically targeted to entrepreneurs, lawyers, business people and anyone who wants to build more tools and skills about public speaking).

Cost of the Masterclass: £30
Spaces are limited so please register your interest here:
[email protected] 

What previous participants of the workshop (in Luxembourg, Athens, Manchester) have said:

“It was extremely interesting, useful and it met my expectations completely. I now have practical skills I can use before stressful presentations.”

“Interesting work and concept. Very warm atmosphere and supportive. Thank you!”

The workshop is led by London-based theatre director Emily Louizou.

Emily is the Founder and Artistic Director of Collide Theatre, a theatre company which she founded in 2015 in London bringing together emerging artists from different disciplines and specialising in site-specific work. She was also the resident assistant director at HOME theatre in Manchester until 2018. She holds the acclaimed MFA in Theatre Directing degree from Birkbeck, University of London. Before this, she completed her BA in English Literature at University College London where she won numerous theatre awards and became a leading member of the university’s Drama Society. She has received actor’s training from Drama Centre London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, as well as dancer’s training from the Royal Academy of Dance. She has been mentored by acclaimed and international theatre companies and directors.

Born and raised in Athens, Emily has been working as a theatre director, writer, choreographer and performer for the past 10 years in both Greece and the UK. She is an award-winning director with her shows receiving 5-star reviews and sold-out runs across the UK.

She has been holding theatre workshops and masterclasses in schools and universities in London, Manchester and Athens. Currently she is a mentor artist and masterclass leader at Barbican Centre and The Old Vic Theatre in London.


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