ENGLAND -  KENT

  3 - 8 JULY 2017


Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in Kent UK presents...


The Improvising Actor using Michael Chekhov's Approach


“The actor who has not felt the pure joy of transforming himself on the stage with each new part can scarcely know the real, creative meaning of improvisation.”  - Michael Chekhov


Workshop led by Graham Dixon  

Director and Founder of the MCSL

MCSL Patron is Simon Callow


WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

    ▪    Understand Michael Chekhov’s technique for improvisation

    ▪    Study with world renowned teacher Graham Dixon

    ▪    Early Bird Booking before 1 April 2017

In Michael Chekhov’s terms, improvisation is a means to an end, not an end in itself. And what is that end? It is to connect to our higher creative self or the artist within: the part of myself that knows and informs my actor part.


The workshop will give an experience of the balance between limitation and creative freedom when improvising, and will provide the simple means to construct a narrative line or scene through means of improvisation, and will bring you spontaneity and freshness in rehearsal and performance.


REGISTRATION  -  ALL INFO  - ASK FOR THE SPECIAL DISCOUNT being directed from the MCSL website

https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/the-improvising-actor-and-michael-chekhov-with-graham-dixon/


COURSE FEES  

GB£500

US$610

Accommodation Fees 

GB£250

US$310

All dollar prices correct on 18th November 2016 at an exchange rate of $1.24 / £1.00


VENUE

Rose Bruford College

Lamorbey Park,

DA15 9DF Sidcup,

Bexley,

United Kingdom


WHEN

Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th July


SCHEDULE

10am - 5pm Monday to Friday

10am - 1pm Saturday


COURSE CONTENT

Graham Dixon has developed a common-sense approach to the Michael Chekhov principles including that of improvisation. He has advanced these principles for easy and direct use by actors without precluding directors, singers, dancers and even writers from the benefit that these principles offer all performers and practitioners in the Arts.


Those most keen on (self) devised works will learn methods of building up a scene and narrative line.


Simple and basic improvising exercises will be explored on how to coax out and tempt the real actor or artist within us to come and play. The essence of these simple exercises is:

1. How to tame intellectual thinking.

2. What is meant by the artistic necessity to “keep moving”.

We will then apply these new improvising methods to explore and practice scene work as a basis for exploration. The following will be revealed to us artistically:

1. The essence of character.

2. The dynamics, structure and composition of scenes or narrative lines.

3. The whole “idea” of the play.


PARTICIPANTS  - WHAT MUST I PREPARE?

Please come with a short learned monologue and a nursery rhyme.


PARTICIPANTS  - WHAT DO I WEAR?

Please wear loose comfortable clothing and soft footwear with no heels in which to work, as your feet need to sense the floor easily. Please, no trainers or sports shoes.


THANK YOU FOR READING

If you have any questions, contact us in London:

info@michaelchekhovstudio.org.uk


Workshop led by Graham Dixon  

Director and Founder of the MCSL

MCSL Patron is Simon Callow