Drama Through Movement
What is Tableau?
When creating a tableau the participants need to focus on their physical positioning, body language and facial expression. In creating a tableau the participants are putting themselves into a scene as characters with thoughts and feelings. They must ask themselves:
- Where and how shall I stand?
- What do I want the audience to think?
- What facial expression shall I hold?
- Where shall I place myself in relation to others?
Elements of Tableau
Important things to remember:
- Your face should be visible and demonstrate an appropriate emotion
- Stay concentrated and do not break your role
- Choose positions that you are able to stay frozen in without moving
- Include gestures in your tableau
- Use your whole body to create the character you are portraying