Anu Almagro (Salonen) and Dimitris Varkas are happy to announce a 3-day intensive summer physical theatre workshop in Panormo, Crete, Greece.
24-25-26 June 2014
(the hours to be decided upon the availability of the participants)
Carob Mill Cultural Center (Haroupomylos)
THE BODY OF ENSEMBLE
The main focus will be the dynamic body of the ensemble and of the individual performer. The ensemble will be discovered through exercises on common rhythm, spacial relations and common movement improvisations. Physicality of the individual performer is based on the sensations of the body and dynamic physical practice guiding us towards the sensitivity of imagination, memories and feelings. We will awaken through exercises including work on physical life, imagination, spacial awareness, impulses, focus, joy, dance, word/text, rhythm and song through receiving and giving support as a living, breathing, moving and sounding ensemble.
The workshop is directed towards practitioners with an interest and experience in theatre or dance. It is open for both professional and amateur actors, dancers, and musicians. This challenge requires a disciplined focus and mental and physical stamina as the work is extremely demanding.
Anu is an Actress and Acting teacher with the award winning Polish Teatr Piesn Kozla / Song of The Goat Theatre. Since joining the company in 2007, she was a key collaborator in the development of Macbeth, The Crucible, Songs of Lear and Portraits of Cherry Orchard directed by Grzegorz Bral and has performed with the company throughout Europe and UK. Anu is a international workshop leader and teaches Acting students in various universities throughout Europe. She initiated and is the director of Odra Enseble theatre company and a founder member of the Finnish chapter of Clowns without borders bringing clown- and musicperformances for children all around the world.
Dimitris is an actor from Greece who has worked internationally in Greece, UK, Czech Republic, Poland and Russia. Graduated BA School of Drama, Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has a background in guitar and percussion instruments. He has been collaborating with various theatre groups in Thessaloniki, Greece, including Piramatiki Skini tis Technis. Dimitris holds an MA in Acting degree from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) after studying with the internationally acclaimed, award winning Teatr Piesn Kozla / Song of the Goat Theatre in Wrocław, Poland. He joined the company in 2012 and he has been a key collaborator in the development of Portraits of Cherry Orchard. He is a co-founding member of Odra Ensemble.
The workshop will be held in english with translation in greek if necessary
The participants should prepare a text (1-2 paragraphs long) and a song (preferably traditional) they’d like to work on
They should be prepared to work barefoot, in comfortable training clothes
cost: 120 euro
limited number of participants
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