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Comment by Nicolina Stylianou yesterday

"The Marathon"
Cyprus Performance Art Workshop 2016

hosted by Sensorium Space

with Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Zierle & Carter, PASHIAS and Francesco Kiàis

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15th June 2016

10th - 18th September 2016 / Nicosia, Cyprus

This year "The Marathon" Performance Art Workshop will be visiting Cyprus, following its course from last year’s versions in Berlin hosted by Cell63 Artplatform and in Athens hosted by epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation. In Nicosia, the workshop and public events will be hosted by Sensorium Space, consisting of an introductory day, six consecutive workshop days from the 11th until the 16th of September, a final presentation of live performances by the participants and a feedback session on the following day. "The Marathon" will be guided by international artists Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, Zierle & Carter, PASHIAS and Francesco Kiàis, in gallery spaces and in the public arena at the heart of Nicosia.

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Schedule Outline:
09/09 : PLUS-MOTION - Live performance art series featuring workshop facilitators
10/09 : Arrivals / First Meeting (Participants should arrive in Nicosia no later than 17:00)
11/09 : Sculpting Action - By Zierle & Carter 
12/09 : Along the edge, across the borders - By Francesco Kiàis
13/09 : The Performative Walkabout - By Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith
14/09 : Training for performance - By PASHIAS
15/09 : Reflection 
16/09 : Planning final event / Individual tutorials 
17/09 : Live performances presented by workshop participants
18/09 : Reflection / Feedback

For a detailed schedule:
www.sensoriumspace.com/homepage/education-exhibitions/detailed-sche...

For information on pricing and how to apply:
www.sensoriumspace.com/homepage/education-exhibitions/how-to-apply

Links to previous editions:
Berlin - http://bit.ly/1SUDw1x
Athens - www.epitelesis.org/the-marathon / www.epitelesis.org/the-marathon-workshop

Supported by: epitelesis - Performance Art Foundation

Comment by Butoh on April 5, 2016 at 5:03pm

BODY ALIENATION
Spring training series with VALENTIN TSZIN

Photo by Alex Apt

For all interested in the body as a tool of art. Minimum physical preparation is needed. Theater/dance background not mandatory.

The winter-autumn training series in 2016 are aimed at a creation of an artist group for future research, actions and productions. .

23 - 24 April, 10.00 - 16.00
1 day /6 h/: 48 Euro
2 days /12 h/: 85 Euro
Studio 142, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2,
10997 Berlin
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17 - 20 May
17 & 18 May, 18.00 - 22.00
19 & 20 May, 10.00 - 14.00
Single class /4h/: 32 Euro
4-classes set /16 h/: 115 Euro
ACUDtheater, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: 10% discount for the participants of the winter 2016 training series with Valentin Tszin;
10% discount on May training for those who take both trainings.

Maximum number of participants: 15
Registration: organiserberlin(at)gmail.com
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Method of Valentin Tszin is based on 4 components:

1. Work with the physical body.

Warm-up exercises (joints, muscles, skeleton); exercises to strengthen the body centre, feeling of the periphery and their interactions; strengthening and relaxation, balance.
Techniques: combination of butoh, taekwondo and rhythmics.

2. Work with the conscious body.

Exercises of refusal of actions. Research of body polyphony: numerous variants of behaviour in the same situation. Sensation of individual patterns. Biomechanics. Metronome.
Based on drama and acting theatre techniques and Meyerhold’s biomechanics.

3. Work with the bodies in a group.

Improvisation on a given topic. Research of boundaries of oneself and the other. Construction and deconstruction of hierarchy of bodies in space. Modelling simple and complex schemes “presence – perception”.
We will use the theory of contemporary philosophers and sociologists.

4. Work with composition and dramaturgy.

Theory about existing strategies of creation of a public action (performance). Depending on the course, we will develop solo and/or group actions.
Basic keys: Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Artaud, Hijikata, Brecht


VALENTIN TSZIN, a Russian choreographer, dancer and actor. Founder of PoemaTheatre (St. Petersburg / Moscow) and Butoh Village (Moscow) and co-founder of Butoh Channel Berlin. Valentin has presented his works nationally and internationally in the Ukraine, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Colombia, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, France, Scotland, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand and Greece. He has produced and participated in numerous performance and collaborative projects,.. read more www.facebook.com/events/1569142576740105/

Comment by Jan on March 24, 2016 at 1:03pm

KATIE DUCK: IMPROVISATION - Workshop in Performance Research and improvisational compositions - June 3-5, 2016 in Berlin

REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at xs4jan@gmx.de

EVENT WEBSITE: http://contact-improvisation.net/2015/10/02/improvisation-workshop-...

SOCIAL: https://www.facebook.com/events/663553780414838/

Comment by Art Aia -Creatives\in\Residence on March 24, 2016 at 8:26am

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BERLIN ACTING with JOHN STRASBERG
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TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG

Organic Creative Process for Actors. August 29 - September 2. 2016.

What makes an artist? What makes him or her creative, going beyond technique? The answer is profoundly simple, the ability to be inspired, able to live spontaneously in the context of the character and the play(....).Real thoughts are simple, personal, profound, they come from what you sense and feel. They are more spontaneous. They are not correct, or intellectualized, and mechanical. Recognizing the difference, you think like a human being, putting yourself into the character's shoes.

John Strasberg

Organic Creative Process for Actors. (August 29 - September 2)

The workshop is based on developing each actor's Organic Creative Process, a deeply personal creative process based on developing a consciously, intuitive process that helps the actor to become deeply involved in the character's world, transforming him or herself.
Good actors live in another world. Great actors live in another world as somebody else.
Actors will learn Involvement, dreaming, imagining, flashes of insight, understanding, and learning how to read and understand the script, which is what is important.
Technique is not a mechanical, linear process. Class feels like a rehearsal, more than a class. The Actors' Studio was unique in the world, and my work continues to embody that love, passion, discipline, and dedication.

John Strasberg

DATES AND TUITION

-Participant for the Organic Creative Process for Actors workshop
600 euro (including VAT 19%)
(limited number up to 26 actors )

-Auditor for the Organic Creative Process for Actors workshop
300 euro (including VAT 19%)
(limited number up to 25 auditors)

HOURS AND APPLICATION PROCESS

Classes will be every day from 10 am to 3 pm - Monday through Friday .
Please send cv and headshot to artaiafvg@gmail.com before June 1st, 2016 . The admitted participants wil be notified via email by June 7th, 2016.

GET IN TOUCH

For further information contact :
Giovanni Morassutti (0049) 15218465093 giovannimorassutti@hotmail.com
artaiafvg@gmail.com somos@somos-arts.org

URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/435380516671799/

Comment by Elinor Randle on March 21, 2016 at 9:03am

PHYSICAL FEST – International Festival of Physical Theatre – Workshop programme now onsale! 20th – 28th May 2016

Physical Fest 2016 presents an exciting and diverse workshop programme including: Spymonkey-Clown (UK), Deborah Black/Mary Pearson-Viewpoints (USA), Theatre Re (International Ensemble), Izumi Ashizawa-Japanese Performance (USA/Japan), Hilary Chaplain-Physical Comedy (USA).

Special offer: all workshops, including classes and conference pass: £325!

The festival also has an exciting performance programme including symposiums, and street theatre.

For full programme click on link below

Physical Fest

Comment by Maria Gaitanidi on February 26, 2016 at 5:42am

The Actor Composes - 5 days working with Oscar Wilde in London, 7-11 March, applications still open www.wearerawmaterial.net

Comment by Butoh on February 25, 2016 at 5:45am

1month Intensive Butoh Workshop & Performance creation “Everything and Nothing - metamorphosing body-mind” by Motimaru

The workshop is addressed to professional performers and artists from any discipline as well as non professionals, whoever is interested in the fundamental approach to body-mind-space that lies behind any kind of creations to strengthen the stage presence, experience the depth of our own body-mind, and to learn how to build up a piece.

Basic structure
First two weeks: basic trainings
Last two weeks: choreographic work and creation of solo/group performances.
The final performance will be presented in Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte on 29th July as part of dance festival “Behind the Movement”.

Dates: 1st -29th July 2016, 13:00 – 19:00 (No practice on Sunday)
Venue: Motimaru Dance Atelier (Dunckerstrasse, 10437 Berlin)
Price: 980 euro / 850 euro if applied before 31st May.
The amount of participants is limited to 9.
Reservation & Info: info@motimaru.net

Content:
① Whitening (Returning to a neutral body-mind)
- YOGA Asana
- Body-scanning
- Joint[ing]
- Space-expansion
② Basic movements (Discovering the maximum intensity of small simple movements)
- Standing
- Walking
- Twisting
- Standing and sinking
- Falling and re-standing
- Creation of body parts (hands, eyes, back, arms, legs)
③ Metamorphose (Discovering the unlimited diversity of different qualities of the body-mind-space)
③-1 Physical Level
- Different textures of body
③-2 Meta-physical Level
- Embodying visual images (paintings, video arts, natural elements)
- Embodying sounds
④ Creating a performance (Discovering how to transform personal journey into universal poem on the
stage)
- Duo-group play
- Inner process of building solo/group performances
- Relationship with music, objects, and costumes
- Coming into the space, disappearing from the space
- Composition and structured improvisation

About Motimaru:
Motimaru is a dance company founded in Tokyo by Motoya Kondo and Tiziana Longo, based in Berlin since 2010. After they trained for 5 years at the Kazuo Ohno Dance Studio, studying and working as dancers and stage assistants of Yoshito Ohno – a son of Kazuo Ohno (founder of Butoh), they left Japan and have started fieldwork research about traditional and ritual dances in Japan, India, Bali, and Tibetan area in Nepal.
They performed in the finale of the Marathon of the Unexpected at Venezia Biennale 2010, the final of the 9th International Choreography Competition “No Ballet” 2014, and have been performing and teaching in Europe, Asia, Australia in over 30 cities.Find more on motimaru.net or Facebook

Comment by Julie Becker on February 14, 2016 at 5:13pm

Researching Ensemble: Improvisation Via Song

a physical theatre laboratory series led by Julie Becker

The Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA

Sundays March 6, 13, 20 3:30-5:30pm

Tuesdays March 8, 15, 22 8-10pm

Sliding scale $10-$20 per session.

This lab will be 6 sessions focusing on integrating group singing and physical improvisation. How can we allow group actions to rise from the song itself, rather than impose upon the song or view voice and action as separate "layers" to add or subtract? Working with traditional polyphonic songs, our aim will be to find how we channel them through our voices, our bodies, the body of the ensemble, our listening, our actions, connections, relations, rhythms; making their hidden worlds visible.

Please RSVP/send questions to researchingensemble@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/839548419501087/

Comment by Jan on January 24, 2016 at 1:42pm

THE CONTACT BODY
Intensive Workshop in Contact Improvisation with MARTIN KEOGH
May, 20-22, 2016 @ Tanzfabrik Berlin

COST: Early bird 180€, thereafter 200€
REGISTRATION: For registration details and workshop questions please contact me by e-mail at xs4jan@gmx.de
EVENT WEBSITE: http://contact-improvisation.net/2015/11/11/the-contact-body-ws-by-...

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/478439592342080

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
– Deepen your investigation and understanding of Contact Improvisation –

In this three-day workshop we will cultivate our individual Contact Body. You are invited to enter leisurely somatic research, dancing and discovery. With hands on work, games, the skills and thrills of the form, and the unique physicality of The Contact Body we will savor and rock the boundaries between states of allowing and mindful intention. We will focus on the pelvic bowl to become more intimately rooted in our dance and being.


What does the Contact Body look and feel like?
Some Qualities:
* Pliant strength
* Supple and resilient
* Organized and released
* Limbs that move autonomously from one another
* Ability to see and move into the backspace
* A visceral understanding of the spiral
* Breath that is felt from the ground to the marrow
* An enhanced capacity for sensation and pleasure
* ... (your unique qualities ...)

Contact Improvisation requires a courageous willingness – but never so much as when we dance in the absence of will – those moments when we drop the reigns and, nowhere bound, allow our animal to carry us.

We will explore:
* Moving from a base of sensation
* Dancing with a shared central axis
* Seeking ease in going off balance
* Finding the spontaneous acrobatics of the form
* Spending more time in nuance, disorientation, and extended follow-through
* A greater capacity for sensation, risk, and pleasure

“My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from seeing students increase their capacity for sensation and risk—seeing them dance less with their “ideal” and more with their partner—and the profound gratification of introducing contact improvisation to those who then realize they have found the dance form they were seeking all their lives. I attempt to teach and model that the beauty and reach of our questions, in the end, determine the beauty and reach of our lives.”

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Comment by Howard Lotker on January 3, 2016 at 5:22am
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Greetings!
It is my pleasure to announce that we are opening for applications for fall 2016, for the 2 year, English language Authorial Acting Master's Program (AAMP) at DAMU, Prague, Czech Republic. 
 
The Authorial Acting Masters Program at DAMU comes out of the humanist and dialogical traditions. It views performance first and foremost as creative public behavior. 
Studies: Authorial Acting students are guided towards becoming creative personalities - capable of making and standing by their own authorial solo and group work based on their own personal themes. Students gain experience in key tools of human expression: voice, speech, movement, writing, and Interacting with the Inner Partner (IwIP), but also in philosophy, psychology, theater history, dramaturgy and acting.
 
 
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Photos by Pavel Zajíček, Tomáš Pleskot, Pavel Filip
Contact: 
Howard Lotker
 
 
Coordinator for English Language Authorial Acting Master's Program
Department of Authorial Creation and Pedagogy
 

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