“Monika does not just teach us to be better performers; she teaches us to be better human beings.”
Xela Marx, performer
Monika Pagneux is one of Europe’s leading exponents of movement in contemporary theatre. She studied and worked with Mary Wigman, Jacques Lecoq, Moshé Feldenkrais, Peter Brook, Complicite and many more teachers, actors, dancers and directors.
Monika’s inspirational way of working helps actors to find a unity between their inner psyche and its outer expression. Truth becomes the source of creativity; actions are a result of ‘being’, not thinking.
This new book and film, INSIDE/OUTSIDE are based upon Monika’s work over many years. The book offers insights into how she uses clay modeling to help the workshop members sense their physicality and their life force. This is transformed into movement, sounds, words, music, actions and interactions involving individuals and then interaction with other workshop members, often producing moments of powerful drama.
The 46-minute film reveals a more precise description of Monika’s work along with thoughts about movement, performance and theatre.
The entertaining book and film are relevant to actors, dancers, Laban yoga, Feldenkrais, Pilates and other sports and movement systems and to people working with children.
The 70 page paperback book and Kindle download are available on Amazon. http://goo.gl/dns63
The film and a less expensive PDF of the book are available as downloads on http://goo.gl/gZzsM