THE ARCHITECTURE OF PERFORMANCE: FROM BREATH TO COMPOSITION
March 14th-19th 2016 - Hamburg, Germany
with DAVID ZINDER, Tel Aviv, OLIVIA RÜDINGER, Hamburg, ULRICH MEYER-HORSCH, Hamburg
IMPROVISATION AND COMPOSITION
Improvisation, the core of the creative process, includes curiosity to take risks, to
leap into the unknown as well as the skill to give shape to a given material – may it be text, movement, music or space. Actors need to develop a sense for Tempo, Rhythm and Pause, a sense for Composition: “In nature and art, there are mathematical laws and principles that structure and balance form.” (Mala Powers) This Feeling for Composition creates contours and gives the expression of ideas, dialogues, movements, shapes and colors a deeper meaning and visible form.
BREATH, MOVEMENT and ORGANIC STRUCTURE
In this workshop you will explore the natural flow of your breath and how it creates form through movement and expression. You will experience the connection between inner images, natural breathing and emotional authenticity in a given compositional structure. The feeling of form in time and space will help you to free your creative phantasy and to compose a vital and organic piece of art.
Monday 14th – Saturday 19th of March, 2016
Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg, Oelkersallee 29a and 33, Hamburg, www.schauspielschule-hamburg.com
Working language: English/ participants may act in their own language
Costs: € 450,-- (after January 10th) / € 420,-- (before January 10th) Housing and food not included.
MCE Training module 6, presented by Michael Chekhov Acting Studio Hamburg
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Director, Author, Prof. emeritus of Tel Aviv University Department of Theatre Arts.
David Zinder is a freelance international director and master teacher with over three decades of experience in actor training and directing. A founding member of Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA), Prof. Zinder has taught and directed extensively in the US, Europe, India and the Far East. The many years he spent training actors culminated in the development of his ImageWork Training for actors, which has been published in book form as: Body - Voice - Imagination: A Training for the Actor. A second edition was published in 2010 with additional material and a new subtitle: ImageWork Training and the Chekhov Technique.
Since 2002 he has been directing regularly in Romania where he produced highly acclaimed productions of The Dybbuk, The Bacchae, a Stoppard double-bill: After Magritte & The Real Inspector Hound, Macbeth, Peer Gynt and Six Characters in Search of an Author.
Acting coach, Artistic director of Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg.
Olivia Ruedinger, US-Citizen, is a highly recognized acting coach in Germany for more than thirty years. She received her bachelors degree in speech and dramatics from the University of Minnesota. Later, she studied modern dance and dance pedagogy at the Lola Rogge School in Hamburg and became a member of the faculty, teaching modern dance and improvisation. For the next 8 years she studied Reichian breathing technique and body work. During this time she directed and performed in the dance theater company „Winter auf Mallorca“.
1987 she founded together with her partner Michaela Uhlig the drama school „Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg“. There she ist the artistic director and teaches breathing, improvisation and organic movement.
Actor and Director. Artistic Director of Michael Chekhov Acting Studio Hamburg
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch has been acting and directing in German state and regional theatres for more than twenty years: Theater Kiel, Theater Lübeck, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Kampnagel Hamburg, Altonaer Theater, Komödie Düsseldorf and Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, among others. He has worked with Simon McBurney and Complicite, Philippe Gaulier, Augusto Boal and Yoshi Oida. As an award winning director he is known for his playful productions of the works of Bertolt Brecht.
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch holds university diplomas in Acting, Theatre Pedagogy, Theology and Philosophy. He studied with Michael Chekhov’s former students Hurt Hatfield, Deidre Hurst du Prey, Mala Powers and Joanna Merlin as well as with master teachers from Germany and Russia. In his approach to the Chekhov Technique he incorporates the exploration of children’s games and work with masks. Since 1994 he has been teaching throughout Europe, Russia, Brazil, the US and Taiwan. He is a lecturer at Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey, and a member of the international faculty of MICHA, New York.
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