'In life I want students to be alive and on stage I want them to be artists' Jacques Lecoq
Jacques Lecoq was one of the most inspirational theatre teachers
of our age. The International Theatre School he founded in Paris
remains an unrivalled centre for the art of physical theatre. In The Moving Body,
Lecoq shares his unique philosophy of performance, improvisation,
masks, movement and gesture which together form one of the greatest
influences on contemporary theatre.
Neutral mask, character mask, and counter masks, bouffons, acrobatics and commedia,
clowns and complicity: all the famous Lecoq techniques are covered here
- techniques that have made their way into the work of former
collaborators and students inluding Dario Fo, Julie Taymor, Ariane
Mnouchkine, Yasmina Reza and Theatre de Complicité.
This paperback edition contains a Foreword by Simon McBurney,
Artistic Director of Complicité and an Afterword by Fay Lecoq, Director
of the International Theatre School in Paris.