Gesture Scoring for Musical Theatre - The world in between blocking and choreography!

Directing a musical? Didn't realise that song needed some movement? Your choreographer is overworked (or not very experienced.. or very good... or nonexistant!)? Are you out of time and need some quick, fun solutions for organised movement? Not very confident with movement or dance?

The Answer? Gesture Scoring! Gesture Scoring is not quite blocking and not quite choreography - a little of both and neither as well! What to do with a ballad in a musical or Opera,  What to do with organising a group number that needs some organised movement but isn't really dance, the epic duet or solo that needs some depth but not dance,etc.

This fun, experiential workshop will get you moving, collaborating and creating gesture score for some classic solo, duet,  and small group musical theatre favorites.

To Bring/Important Notes

Clothes and shoes to move in, pencil and paper, and a willingness to collaborate, dialogue, direct and perform for each other!


Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Room 706
Vancouver Film School (VFS) Hastings

This session is full.

Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room 706
Vancouver Film School (VFS) Hastings

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  • Ryan Grenier

    Ryan Grenier has been energetically educating humans since 1997. His passion for theatre has led him to earn his Masters in Theatre Production and Design (SOU Ashland, 2018), sit on the Kelowna Fringe Council (which has achieved it's official Fringe status for 2019!), serve on the ABCDE Executive, travel with students (to London, England and Ashland, Oregon), direct many many plays and musicals (at OKM in Kelowna, BC), and use far too many parentheses.