Elizabeth de Roza Master Class 2016

As part of the project The Body’s Journey, we have the pleasure to invite you to a conference/demonstration followed by a Master Class of Elizabeth de Roza, teacher of Lasalle College of the Arts, School of Theatre and Dance, Singapore.



Exploration of the body-in-motion through Kalaripayattu (traditional South Indian Martial Arts form).

How the training of Kalaripayattu leads to the embodiment of physical awareness of an actor. Investigating ‘the point of resonance’ that is akin to ‘presence’. Through this investigation, the actor develops a physical score that works on 5 basic rules of the body-in-space (soft fireworks). This active visceral response paired with the intellectually vivid physical vocabulary of Kalaripayattu retrained the actor’s body awakened to the creation of the body in performance (image-actions).

Topics addressed will be:

  1. Exploration of the ideology of Kalaripayattu as a vehicle for the embodiment of physical awareness and breath-in-motion
  2. Investigation of the heighten spine as a tool for the development of physical action
  3. The exploration of the 5 poses in Kalaripayattu as an active visceral response to ‘awaken’ the actor’s body to the creation of the body in performance (image-actions).

Saturday, May 14 2016, 4pm

15 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier, 75004, Paris

FREE ADMISSIONS with reservations

Master Class

The application of Kalaripayattu into ‘presence’ and physical actions

  1. Introduction to the poses in Kalaripayyattu
  2. Developing and alerting the participants to an animal-like kinaesthetic awareness
  3. Application of training into creation work

Audience : actors and dancers

Saturday, May 14, 2016
From 5pm to 7pm

15 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier, 75004, Paris

Cost : 25€ – with reservation (limited places)

Elizabeth de Roza: Director, a multi-disciplinary performance artist, creative collaborator and theatre academic based in Singapore. Her work draws from contemporary performance practices on notions of hybridity, interactivity, cross-disciplinary art and collaboration. Her training in performance-making, draws from traditional Asian theatrical training/performing methods, martial arts (kalaripayattu) and contemporary art practices. She has been commissioned and invited to present her works at various international contemporary arts festival. Her research in developing cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance and performance methodology has been presented at conferences and workshops and seen her collaborating with various international performance groups such as Theatre of the disturbed (Myanmar 2010 & 2012) and Teatro Kalipatos (Mexico 2012).  She is the Artistic Director of a physical/sensory performance research group TheatreStrays, creating intimate, sensorial, physical, inter-medial, non-linear performance in un-conventional spaces.  She is currently pursuing her Phd at Goldsmiths University in cross-cultural performance practices and is a full-time lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts, School of Theatre and Dance in the Faculty of Performing Arts.


15 rue Geoffroy L’Asnier, 75004 Paris
Metro, Saint Paul (line 1) or
Pont Marie (line 7)


By Telephone : Leela ALANIZ
+33 (0) 7 50 46 40 62

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