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The horse:

 École LASSAAD International School of Theatre
The School organises special days with the second year students during the period of work on Tragedy.

These days take place in a riding school and the working partner is, of course, the horse. The horse is known to have around it a space of safety which relates to other horses. They thus form a sensitive ensemble. The students work with the horse and bring themselves into play in his space.

These days take place in a riding school and the working partner is, of course, the horse. The horse is known to have around it a space of safety which relates to other horses. They thus form a sensitive ensemble. The students work with the horse and bring themselves into play in his space.

Each student will create a physical contact with the animal through brushing. This nurtures mutual confidence.

The actor of tragedy can then mount without a saddle, thus maintaining contact with the animal.

Abandoning itself to gravity fearlessly and freely, gaining strength from this support, the body can now reach its goal and rise into verticality.


Museum of the natural sciences:

 École LASSAAD International School of Theatre

The first year students were taught by Alain d’Ursel at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Alain is a teacher of body awareness at the school.

« Maybe a museum with animal skeletons should be called a museum of gesture » says Alain… a bone being the palpable and visible trace of all the movement and gestures that went to create its form.

Amidst those incredible bone architectures of dinosaurs, his special work on the « theatralisation » of the anatomy has indeed the chance of being nurtured by gesture – traces of the astonishing drive of the creative adaptability of life.