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Pure Movement - an introduction to the work of Trish Arnold

Pure Movement - an introduction to the work of Trish Arnold

Jackie will explore the work of Trish Arnold introducing participants to the relevance of this pure movement approach in their preparatory, fundamental approach to acting. Trish Arnold was a pioneer of actor movement who sadly died this year, you can read Jackie's obituary to her here.


Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st August 2017
(10am to 4pm both days including breaks.)

Course Leader

Jackie Snow (previously Head of Movement at RADA, Senior Lecturer in Movement at MST - Manchester School of Theatre)

jackie snowJackie Snow is a choreographer, movement director and teacher of actors. For over three decades she has been training actors for both the stage and screen. She specialises in movement, acrobatics and historical dance. Originally she trained student actors at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before becoming Head of Movement at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

She also works with professional actors, coaching movement and choreography. In this capacity her work includes three seasons at Shakespeare's Globe with Mark Rylance and with Peter Hall at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.

Her film and TV work includes: All Forgotten, Marie Antoinette, Quills, The New World, The Lost Prince and Boys will be Girls.

Jackie has also used her considerable skills to create custom made courses for groups as diverse as medical students needing communication skills and business people to promote team building.

In 2010 Jackie was approached by Methuen Drama who needed a textbook for student actors and teachers. She has recorded her well-tested methods in A Movement Training for Actors, published in 2012.


This course is hosted at ALRA South's facilities, The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building. For further info on our location, please click on the below image.

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£150.00 - 2 day workshop

If booking more than one Workshop in the Summer 2017 series ALRA will issue a refund of £75 for each additional booking. (Therefore you can attend all three workshops for £300 or two for £225. Refunds will be applied after booking.)

ALRA students and Alumni £75.00 for one workshop, £125.00 for two and £150.00 to attend all three - please apply directly to ALRA

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