We will be using the physical disciplines of yoga, capoeira, butoh and chi-gung as a preparation to explore the actor’s visceral, emotional and intellectual relationship to classical texts. How do we create the conditions in our bodies to be open to impulse, intention, paradox and imaginative provocation? At the same time we will explore the formal structure of verse and how we can find the balance of unpredictability, form and inspiration. Greg Hicks is one of Britain’s finest actors having appeared copiously at the RSC, National Theatre, working for the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic as well as on TV and film. Over the years, he has explored different art forms such as capoeira or butoh to get into texts.