Clara Solana | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Clara Solana

Training

2017 - 2019 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MA Movement Directing and Teaching
2011 - 2014 Theatre de l'Ange Fou, Mime Performance Diploma
2005 - 2006 Carampa Circus School, Circus Techniques Diploma
2000 - 2005 Universidad Complutense de Madrid, BA Media and Communications

Experience

MOVEMENT EXPERIENCE

2017 Researcher - An international research group on contemporary theatre training techniques and documenting processes - Cross-Pollination Project - Odin Teatret Holstebro (Marije Nie and Adriana La Selva)

2017 Participant/ Researcher - Two-week Intensive on contemporary dance choreography and devising techniques - Deltebre Dansa Festival (Roberto Olivan)

2016 Director - Rat Park - Nube Nueve Physical Theatre - Buddhist Arts Centre

2016 Participant/ Researcher - International School of Theatre Anthropology - Odin Teatret in collaboration with an international panel - Convento della Ripa, Albino, Italy (Eugenio Barba)

AS A MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

2019 Movement Direction assistant - Dreaming Life - MA Acting - East 15 Acting School (Simon Pittman)

AS A MOVEMENT TEACHER

2019 Movement teacher - Movement workshops and final presentations' movement assistance - BA Drama & Theatre Arts, BA Drama: Performance, Politics and Society, BA Drama: Comedy and Satire, BA Drama: Musical Theatre - Goldsmiths University of London (Pamela Karantonis)

2018 Movement teacher - Mentored placement with Natalia Fedorova - MA Acting - Classical and MA Acting - Contemporary - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

2017 Movement teacher - Weekly movement technique class open to professional and amateur performers drawn from biomechanics and composition - Studio K5

2015 Movement teacher - One-week Intensive with professional performers introducing biomechanics and mime repertoire - Zaragoza Actor's Union

Awards

Professional Development Award by Spanish Department of Culture, 2008
Performing Arts Youth Price by Aragon Youth Institute, 2005

BIOGRAPHY

Clara Solana is a movement practitioner, teacher and director with a background in contemporary mime, circus and devised theatre. As a performer, she has collaborated with a wide range of artists working on large scale outdoor shows -Cirque du Soleil, Willi Dorner-, site specific performances -Dante or Die-, and black box theatre productions -Peut-Etre, La Manoeuvre-. Her understanding of physical devising and storytelling has been broadened through participation in a diversity of research settings such as Tanztheatre Wuppertal, Complicite Theatre Company, Ultima Vez or DV8 Physical Theatre.

Skills

Movement direction, movement teaching, ensemble work, bio-mechanics, circus techniques.

Languages

Spanish, French, Italian

Email

Clara.Solana-Lopez@cssd.ac.uk