You are warmly invited to this physical theatre workshop in a studio in the middle of the park in Berlin. This international program is suitable for both, - choreographers who work mainly with movement, as well as for directors who work mainly with actors in physical or text-based performances. Performers from different backgrounds interested in expanding their practical skills, develop international network opportunities and collaborators are also welcome to apply!
The main focus of the program is to answer the crucial nowadays question "How to enrich dance performances with psychological tension?" and "How the physicality in acting enriches your performances?". Probably, these are the two most demanding and most interesting questions that modern directors and choreographers are facing.
The course may be valuable to practitioners interested in the processes of creating contemporary dance, movement or physical theatre performance — particularly artists wondering what it means to bring an action in performances, to work with text, with images, and many other practical and useful tools for creating professional performances, regardless of budget.
In parallel, students will touch the "Theatre Biomechanics" technique of Russian Avant-Gard theatre innovator V. Meyerhold, "Psychological Gesture" of M. Chekhov, the "Physical Action" of K. Stanislavski and several different techniques.
The working language is English.
The training is designed as a multidisciplinary full-day intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques and countries. Multidisciplinarity and multiculturality are one of the most important principles of our programs.
International Workshop "Physicality in Performance" with Sergei Ostrenko
26-30 April 2023
10am to 8:30pm
EDEN Studio*****, Berlin, Germany