This inspiring short course is with contemporary European theatre artist Daneil Peter Cunningham, who has performed internationally and has taught at some of the best acting schools in London.
Daneil specialises in devised theatre and teaches actors through movement and devising to build presence and expressivity.
In these classes you will learn to devise and create your own original performance through:
Writing your own original text
Exploring how physical theatre can be used to create performance material
These classes will teach you devising methods to strengthen your acting skills and develop your performance talent. They will teach you how to create character and use performance techniques to develop original, powerful live performance.
The classes will engage your imagination and improve your ability to interact and collaborate with others. You will develop and discover your own creativity and spontaneity. The course will culminate in a showcase of your work to an invited audience, giving you an opportunity to develop your live performance skills.
This class is suitable for those with experience in performance, as well as those who have never performed at all.
Teaching artist Daneil Peter Cunningham is an actor, director, and teacher of creative movement practices and yoga for actors. He trained in physical theatre at Rose Bruford School of Performance and Theatre in London. He learnt Stanislavky’s acting system at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and trained in hatha yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Centre World HQ in Southern India. Daneil has practiced astanga vinyasa, Iyengar and Gitananda yoga forms with Dr. Mark James Hamilton since 2014, and is currently a student of astanga at the Auckland Yoga Academy. Daneil’s international acting career includes tours and expeditions of Spain, Georgia, France, Turkey and Scotland with Teatr ZAR (resident company at the Grotowski Institute, Poland). He founded and directed an immersive theatre company called SoundBoxed who performed across London for three years - including prestigious venues such as the Roundhouse, South Bank Centre and Barbican. Daneil was lead performer in this work. He went on to create and perform a solo work in London, Dublin and Reykjavik. Daneil has taught physical practices to build actors’ presence at four London drama schools. At Arts Ed (the UK’s oldest drama school), he was daily yoga teacher for the first year actors and a selector of new students. He led physical actor training at Identity School of Acting, which was founded to nurture black talent — their most notable alumni being Letitia Wright (Black Panther) and John Boyega (Star Wars).