London International School of Performing Arts

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Based in both Berlin and London, the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) was founded in 2003 by Thomas Prattki[1][2][3] - the former pedagogical director of the Jacques Lecoq International School of Theatre (Ecole Jacques Lecoq) in Paris - along with Amy Russell, who was Chair of the Naropa University MFA in Lecoq-Based Actor Created Physical Theater. LISPA was a private educational institution offering full-time postgraduate Masters-level training programs in Devising Theatre based on the teachings of Jacques Lecoq, as well as short workshops and a regular Summer School before finally closing as a school in 2018.

Locations[edit]

LISPA began life at the Playground Studios, Latimer Road, London. Due to increased student numbers, an additional studio was used in Hackney, North London and the courses ran for a number of years as double groups. Eventually in January 2008 the whole school moved to a studio and office in 3 Mills studios, East London.

From January 2016 onwards, all full-time courses and most short courses took place in Berlin, Germany.

LISPA ran its last season in 2017-18 before its official closure.

Courses[edit]

Devising Theatre and Performance - DTAP (formerly Initiation course)[edit]

Advanced Devising Practice - ADP (formerly Advanced course)[edit]

Workshops[edit]

In addition to the full-time courses LISPA had a yearly Summer School and a regular workshop in association with the London International Mime Festival in January of each year, as well as various bespoke workshops throughout the year.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 51°31′38″N 0°00′23″W / 51.52715°N 0.0064°W / 51.52715; -0.0064

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