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We will bring together the principles of Sandford Meisner’s Acting Technique and Uta Hagen’s Approach to Acting, to integrate the two techniques and explore how they compliment one another. By doing this we aim to give all participating actors the knowledge, toolkit and experience to deepen their own creative work within theatre, film, TV and all other platforms.
Dannie-Lu is a Multi-Disciplined Creative Practitioner. She is a Published Author, Poet, Singer/Songwriter, Voiceover Artist (Classic FM, Sky, BBC, Channel 5), Theatre Director (winner of Petits Moliére Award for Best Production of Sam Shepard’s ‘Fool For Love’ in 2019) and Actor (‘Puck’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, ‘Aunt Maggie’ in Dancing at Lughnasa). From 2001-2007 she intensively studied Meisner Technique with a range of practitioners including Scott Williams, Mike Bernardin, Kate Maravan and Karen Wentworth. Dannie is now a highly esteemed practitioner in her own right in both the UK and France. In 2015, she gave the much-acclaimed TEDx Talk on The Inconvenient Truth for Culture.
Dannie is also an Executive Coach & Senior Consultant in Women’s Leadership. She founded Flaming Leadership during the global pandemic of 2020 in response to the UN’s Sustainable Goal to ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’.
Paula is a multidisciplinary Brazilian artist based in London. She graduated as an actor/director at Giles Foreman Centre for Acting London. She also worked as a visual artist in the Middle East for seven years. In 2017 she created and produced a double bill titled Strindberg’s Women, in which she directed and adapted Miss Julie in a radical modern re-working. In 2018, she translated, produced and acted in Razor in the Flesh by Plinio Marcos, a brazilian modern classic showcased at the Brazilian Embassy in London.
As an actress Paula’s debut was at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London 2018 in Drowned or Saved? By Geoffrey Williams. As a teacher she specializes on Uta Hagen’s approach to acting where she trained under the tutelage of Carol Rosenfeld and Mark Nelson at HB Studio in New York City.