Physical and Devised Theatre
med David Glass

Søknadsfrist 27. mar
Dato 26. apr – 29. apr
Pris 1450/ 1250 kr
Tid 09:00 - 17:00

Om Kurs

Let us fail at excellence, not succeed at mediocrity – David Glass

We are thrilled that we can offer you this exclusive opportunity to attend a workshop with the world renowned and highly acclaimed performer, director and theatre teacher David Glass (UK). 

This is your moment to immerse into physical and devised theatre work!

The 4-day workshop with David Glass will give participants a practical approach to physical and devised theatre, and tools to achieve a greater presence on stageWorking through the Five Stages of Creative practice Method developed by David Glass himself will help you achieve greater, clearer and stronger presence and versatility on stage.

The Five Stages
The five stages gives the participant a practical approach to physical and devised theatre, and gives the artist concrete tools to achieve a stronger presence on stage.

The workshop trains through five modes:

  1. Tools
  2. Skills
  3. Attitudes
  4. Behaviour
  5. Quality of Person.


The participants will come away with real tools, skills and insights that they can use immediately in any creative setting.
The workshop will strengthen the participants self-awareness as an artist. You will as participant gain clear insight in a practical approach to physical theatre and devising.

You will walk away from this workshop clearer, lighter and sharper.

David Glass is one of the world’s great theatre teachers – Mike Alfreds, founder of Shared Experience

About David Glass and his teaching
David Glass is an extraordinary teacher. He uses ‘integrative learning’ circles to help participants include what they already know into new ways of seeing, experiencing and reflecting. He sees learning not as an ‘outcome’ but part of a holistic process that grows throughout a creative life.

David Glass has performed, directed and taught in over sixty countries. Trained at the Lecoq School in Paris, he has worked as a soloist performing in forty countries then establishing the David Glass Ensemble winning international awards including TMA award for best director.  All of David Glass’ teaching is rooted in practical tool and skill theatre learning, developed over a life time of training thousands of students around the world.


“He has a unique imagination and a truly political provocation. David makes theatre about things that matter.”
–Paule Constable, Olivier and Tony Award Winning Lighting Designer


“David Glass’s Creative Practice is a unique and courageous exploration of the archetypal experience of being human.”
-Peter Brook, International Theatre Director


“I am inspired by David Glass’  thinking and experience and community in the theatre… his objective is vital and true.”
-Mark Rylance, Actor


Practical information:

  • You have to bring a notebook, a tennis ball and anything else you may need personally
  • Wear comfortable clothes to move in
  •  You will work in your mother tongue with text, but you have to be able to communicate in english


Rooted in his own training with Jacques Lecoq, Jerzy Grotowski, Augusto Boal, Peter Brook and Mike Alfreds, and through the wide range of experience of the Ensemble members, David Glass has developed workshops that are practical and rigorous.

David Glass is an International award-winning solo performer, theatre director, teacher and creative thinker. He is one of the UK founders of the Physical and Visual, Devised, Ensemble and Applied theatre movements.

He is a leading international theatre teacher and has taught and influenced three generations of theatre makers in 73 countries. Including Emma Thompson (Actress), Amit Lehav (Gecko Theatre), Lloyd Newson (DV8), Liam Steele (Physical Director), Stephen Daldry (Billy Eliot), Tina Ellen Lee (Opera Circus) and Jim Chim Hoi (Theatre Ensemble Hong Kong).

In 1999 he established David Glass Ensemble and has toured in 32 countries. David is co-founder and associate artistic director of Theatre Ash in Hong Kong and co-founder of the Theatre Collective Siena Italy.

In 1997 he founded the ground breaking Lost Child Project working with over 10,000 street children in 22 countries, and established the first Centre For Creative Development with VBNK in Cambodia in 2000. Here he also wrote his five stage Creative Practice book which is now used worldwide to help organisations such as Save The Children, UNICEF, ILO and numerous Universities around the world to think and work more creatively.

In 2002 he established Ensemble Films with Paul Zetter, to make films and film writing around development and arts issues. In its fourteen years it has made hundreds of films across SE Asia and is now branching out in Europe with partners Robert Golden Pictures and BAFTA award winner John Dale.

Over the next five years David is working Internationally on four Legacy projects, amongst them the AB Project, which is a nine country youth arts empowerment project using the Anders Breivik killing of 69 young people as a provocation to celebrate the potential of those lost voices at this time of youth polarisation  and marginalisation, and This Changes Everything, which is a theatrical adaptation of Naomi Klein’s seminal work on climate change and Capitalism.

David believes passionately in the right of all people to celebrate through the arts and that creative learning is not a commodity but a birth right. He is a citizen of the world who resides in London.

David Glass Ensemble, Look back 2021: David Glass Ensemble Look Back 2021 – YouTube


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Søknadsfrist 27. mar
Dato 26. apr – 29. apr
Pris 1450/ 1250 kr
Tid 09:00 - 17:00