Exploring the work of Jacques Lecoq

  • 22 Nov 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+08:00)
  • Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • 15


  • Requires e-billing
  • Requires e-billing

Registration is closed

This workshop aims to explore Lecoq’s theories about physical and dramatic tension through play-based activities and apply them to character and in the creation of dramatic performance.

In this practical workshop participants will explore and understand Lecoq’s theories of levels of tension. These theories will then be applied to character creation and to structure improvised dramatic scene work.

Recommended for Drama CCA Instructors.

About the Facilitator

Laura Hayes has taught extensively for companies which include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Touchstone Shakespeare Theatre, Polka Theatre, Dundee College and Oxbridge Programs.

She received an Entente Cordiale Scholarship and the Daebliz Award to study at Lecoq. She was also awarded the Percival Steeds Prize from the Royal Conservatoire Scotland.

Laura's acting experience began at the National Youth Theatre, and her professional experience includes work at the Tron Theatre, Arts Theatre in London's West End, Polka Theatre, Southwold Rep, Eye Theatre, and for Rumpus and Dreamthinkspeak.

Her theatre company performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in London where it played to sold-out houses and received excellent reviews:

“This company is slick, fast and talented” by The Scotsman; “Female of the species...is...a sexy physical theatre piece in the style of Frantic Assembly, a bittersweet comedy reminiscent of Anthony Minghella” and “This is engaging stuff” by Time Out.

As casting assistant for one of the UK's top comedy casting directors, Laura has worked with Oscar-nominated directors, Peter Cattaneo and Armando Lannucci among others.

In Singapore, Laura makes theatre with the collective Autopoetics. They performed Provenance at the Drama Centre Black Box in October 2018.

Funding and Subsidies

Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) Funding

e2i, an initiative of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), aims to support all freelance Drama CCA Instructors with a 50% subsidy for all Level Up! Fest 2022 workshops.

The subsidy is stackable with the SDEA member discount.

Applicants must:

  • Be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Register for the workshop(s) prior to the e2i funding application
  • Not be a MOE Teacher or Staff

Click here to find out more and apply for the subsidy.

Application for e2i funding will close on 20th November 2022.

Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative (TSPDI)

In loving memory of the late Christina Sergeant, TSPDI is an SDEA initiative that offers subsidies for members to attend SDEA events, workshops, and masterclasses.

Chosen applicants will receive 50% off the nett invoiced amount (amount after other subsidies) for Level Up! Fest 2022 programmes in funding.

Click here to find out more and apply for the initiative.

Application for TSPDI will close on 11th November 2022, and all successful applicants will be notified by 14th November 2022.

Level Up! Fest 2022: Symposium for Drama CCA Educators

In partnership with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the LASALLE College of the Arts, SDEA presents Level Up! Fest 2022, a two-day symposium for the Drama CCA Instructors and Teachers-in-charge.

Level Up! Fest is SDEA’s platform to recognise, celebrate, and bring focus to the importance of the professional development of the theatre/drama educator.

This year, Level Up! Fest is specially curated for Drama CCA Instructors and Drama CCA T to advance capabilities and develop more holistic Drama CCA experiences for students in today's world.

Gain new knowledge and strategies from nine workshops designed and facilitated by faculty members from NAFA School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre and LASALLE School of Dance and Theatre. Get inspired by talks conducted by industry leaders. From introductory programmes to in-depth skills development workshops, there is something for everyone!

SDEA Members will be able to enjoy a 20% discount on registration fees as well as apply for the Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative (TSPDI) for additional support.

Workshop spaces are limited! Join us in the many opportunities this November for you to Level Up!

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for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025

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