Theatre forms

Contemporary Dance Theatre in North America – Our bodies are the pioneers of the moment to come

The floor that refuses classical ballet is made perceptible to us by dancer and work shop leader of contemporary dance, Ariel Cohen from Massachusetts/USA. We, the workshop participants, met and – un-/willingly – got to know each other better during our training units. Our bodies, aimless and purposeless, seemed rather naïve in their motions. One foot tread upon the other, inexperienced. Even that means dancing together. Everything is possible with dance and everything is different to what we have realized before. Contemporary Dance Theatre in North America – Our bodies are the pioneers of the moment to come weiterlesen

Theatre in Oceania – Detecting the spirit of the islands in a playful way

We travel around the world and locate Oceania on the other side of the globe. The beauty and splendour of New Zealand’s nature and culture is reflected in the Maori Theatre. We came together from all parts of the world, spoke different languages. Our workshop leaders were Rangimoana Taylor and Bronwyn Tweedle: he, who spoke nothing but Maori, and she, as interpreter for German or English. Together they guided us through the colourful theatre world of the Maori. We were their guests, they were our hosts. Theatre in Oceania – Detecting the spirit of the islands in a playful way weiterlesen

Theatre in Latin America – Rhythm, Motion and Energy

Sandra Monteagudo and Jorgelina Balsa from Argentina electrified their eleven workshop participants with their infectious energy and joyful enthusiasm. From the very start, no theory concepts or historical stories mattered, but moving your own bodies did. Multiple impulses like flash-cards demonstrating different motions or diverse musical genres were the source of inspiration. Time and again, copying and altering the movements of fellow participants led to new motion studies and challenging improvisations. Theatre in Latin America – Rhythm, Motion and Energy weiterlesen

Theatre in Europe – The Stanislavsky System

Stanislawsky in Russian together with an expert interpreter? The start of this seminar is being inquisitively awaited by the participants. Mikhail Chumachenko of Moscow University of Fine and Performing Arts is directing this drama training course. The one-act play “The Bear” by Anton Chekhov is the base to his current workshop. To come straight to the point: this seminar should have deserved more attention, because within a minimum of time all participants were involved in the most concentrated work despite any language barrier. Theatre in Europe – The Stanislavsky System weiterlesen