August 2011

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu

the salon:collective’s first course was a scene acting course taught jointly by Dominic Kelly and Gaby Santinelli. The course centred on scenes and speeches by Chekhov, accompanied by improvised music performed by Esmeralda Conde-Ruiz. Chekhov:bites not only spawned the Shakespeare:bites courses, but also inspired an award-winning production of The Seagull and led to an engagement.