SCs2bFourth Monkey offer a variety of short courses and intensives in different disciplines over a six week period and taking place at our training base, The Monkey House. These courses are taught by Fourth Monkey associate practitioners and are designed to provide training suitable for a variety of individuals, from beginners to industry professionals. They are a great insight into the Fourth Monkey way of training, particularly our specialism in working with physicality.
Please see below for our Autumn short course and intensives programme, booking is via the links in the table at the end of the page. If you have any further questions then please contact us on and we hope to see you the Monkey House in the near future!


Thursday evening six week short course
5th October-9th November

Theatre ReDesigned for professional and semi-professional performers, participants will be immersed in Theatre Re’s vital approach to Corporeal Mime and explore the ability to change and transform. From body articulation to counterweights, from dynamo rhythm to mobile statuary, participants will discover how to play their body like a violin, how to create movement in stillness and how to be ready for action. This short course will be valuable for actors and performers wishing to enhance their physical presence on stage, but also to anyone involved in devised theatre where the actor is at the centre of the creation process.

Guillaume Pigé is an actor, director, mime and magician. He formed Theatre Re in 2009 and is an Associate Teacher at R.A.D.A. He is regularly invited to direct and give workshops in the UK and internationally, and is a regular practitioner with Fourth Monkey teaching on both the Two Year Rep and the Year of the Monkey courses. Apart from directing and performing in all Theatre Re’s productions to date, Guillaume worked as a Movement Director with Andrew Visnevski, Sue Dunderdale and Bill Gaskill.

Wednesday evening six week short course
11th October-15th November

Ewa Kolodziejska is one of the most popular international acting coaches based in London, and “best kept secret” in the industry.Ewa K

She coaches mainly professional actors, however has vast experience teaching acting to people of all levels of education, including primary, secondary, undergraduate, university, postgraduate and MA. She also enjoys working on set.

What makes her stand out is her ethos and raison d’etre. Having a father who was a life coach, meant that she grew up with not only a very positive outlook on life, and a unique awareness of the human psyche and 21st century life coaching, but more importantly it has had a direct impact on her as a working practitioner. Ewa is passionate about life, but above all she is passionate about people, which is the main reason why she is drawn to the theatre. Her driving force is in showing actors that self-belief is the key to success.

In this six week short course you will experience Ewa’s Own Your Sh*t! technique first hand, and see your work with and without text. The course will merge Ewa’s training and experience in both life coaching and actor training, focusing on relaxation and imagination, enabling actors to own their own craft and improve their work practically on a regular and safe basis. In class, Ewa will focus on self and ‘character’, listening and responding in the moment (2nd Circle) and homework (1st Circle) in equal measure. This course is open to all actors of any experience and ability, especially as Ewa believes in ensemble work and in building up each individual in equal measure.

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Thursday evening six week short course
12th October-16th November

This intensive and highly physical short course inspired by the teachings of legendary theatre practitioner Jerzy Grotowski, aims to promote the relationship between actor, space and spectator.

Lead by Magda Stawman-Tuka, this six week short course will focus on spacial awareness and how the actor and the space work together. Via Negativa will dictate the approaches throughout the course to enable the actor to eradicate obstacles and lead to a state of impulse and essence.

The course aims to help the actor discover a deeper physical understanding of mind, body and space in performance contexts, stripping back to achieve a greater performance experience which they will be able to take directly into any performance setting.

FFTAWCD2Magda Stawman-Tuka is an Actress, dramaturge, performer, movement teacher, director of Tuka Wach company, &

Magda has been working in theatre for over 20 years, starting with mime courses and later working for 10 years as an actress and workshops leader with Warsaw-based theatre group Studium Teatralne. In 2006 she graduated from the Warsaw Theatre Academy (MA) and the following year received her Actor’s Diploma from ZASP.

During this course Magda will be co-teaching with her colleague Krystian Godlewski. Krystian is an actor on stage and screen, a core member of Stajnia Pegaza Theatre in Sopot and co-founder The Bones Theatre in London.



Weekend intensive on Saturday 4th + Sunday 5th November
10:00-14:15 Daily
10:00-11:15: Gaga/People Class
11:30-12:30: Choreography Session
13:15-14:15: Improvisation Session

Following a sold out intensive at the Monkey House in June we are delighted to welcome back Natalia Iwaniec for our second Gaga weekend intensive!

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, parallel to his work as a choreographer and the artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company, Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening the body, adding flexibility, stamina, agility, coordination and efficiency while stimulating the senses and imagination. Gaga classes are predicated on listening to the body and responding to physical sensations.

Each day will be structured with a Gaga class, followed by a movement material/choreography workshop. After lunch sessions will explore the bodies possibilities in improvisation tasks. This intensive is open to all dancers, physical actors, movers and people aware of their physicality that are willing to learn something new or to bring a different flavour to their daily training. Extra places are available for the Gaga class only (morning session) at £10 per session per day. Booking for these classes can be done via the link below and selecting Gaga class Sat/Sun to book your place.

Natalia Iwaniec was born in Poland and is now a freelance dancer and Gaga teacher based in London. She finished her Master’s in Theatre in Cracow and completed her degree in dance at the FB_IMG_1456166978296Dance College in Wroclaw, Poland. From September 2010-September 2012 she lived in Tel Aviv exploring the Gaga movement language and was a part of the first Gaga Teachers Training Programme, certified by Ohad Naharin in 2012.

Natalia has taught Gaga in professional contemporary dance schools such as Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds (UK) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London (UK) as a guest teacher. Natalia has worked with dance companies and theatres such as NDCWales in Cardiff (UK), Phoenix Dance Theatre in Leeds (UK), Central Europe Dance Theatre in Budapest (Hungary), Studio Matejka in Wroclaw (Poland) amongst others.

Natalia is working as a dancer and choreographer, developing international projects and is one of the founders of London based NaNa Collective.

Course Date Day Time Book Now
Corporeal Mime with Theatre Re 5th October-9th November Thursdays 18:00-21:00 Sold Out
Own your Sh*t 11th October-15th November Wednesdays 19:00-21:00 Book Now
Grotowski 12th October-16th November Thursdays 18:30-21:00 Book Now
Gaga Weekend Intensive 4th + 5th November Saturday + Sunday 10:00-14:15 Book Now
Gaga Class 4th November Saturday 10:00-11:15 Book Now
Gaga Class 5th November Sunday 10:00-11:15 Book Now