'5' is training session focusing on vocal actions, energies and the image. It is a filmed, staged workshop; an exploration of devices [exercises, concepts and ideas] used throughout Voice Theatre Lab’s 2007 and 2008 training sessions. It is a sequence of short scenes that are interconnected which depict the 5 elements and how they relate to each other.
These elements [wood, fire, metal, water, earth] are linked with the voice and its emotional expression to form an abstract exploration of the human voice and body. The training which this film demonstrates was used in the re-mounting of ‘Dr Faustus’ in 2008.
Robert Lewis trained at the University of Tasmania, Monash University, NIDA and RMIT. He is Lecturer in Theatre [Voice] at the Academy of the Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston, and is Director of the Voice Theatre Lab.