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Acting Styles, Workshop Spatial and Body Awareness for Operatic Auditioning

Elien Hanselaer


Elien Hanselaer works as an acting tutor, actress and theatre-maker in the United Kingdom and Belgium. She studied acting at School of Arts/KASK (Belgium) and East 15 acting school. She did a practise-based PhD research on actor training. The research looks at co-performer empathy and how actors can play off each other.  

Hanselaer is also part of Hobo Theatre, a British performance collective founded in 2012 that sets up participatory projects that reflect on ecologies in an increasingly interconnected world. Recent work includes Two to Tango (Polar Bear); Ashes to Ashes (TAZ); The Tale of the Last Thought; Afropean (KVS); Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf (KVS); Europe in Autumn (Malpertuis).  

At the IOA, Hanselaer teaches spatial awareness and acting. She collaborated with director Stefaan Degand on IOA productions Love Musik (2021, 2022) and Bad Composers (2022).  

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