training at the studio

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6th, 7th, 8th MAY 2022

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POETRY

The art of receiving from words

Poetry is not just a beautiful form of expression, it is also a very valuable tool for the actor, helping the development of the ability to receive from the text in an imaginative way as opposed to intellectually analysing its words. We will explore this way of understanding the text, like a musical score, a choreography, a path to follow, to walk upon, inhabiting and be-living (in) the text instead of pushing it, interpreting it, willing it.

 

This is part one of a two part workshop, which includes a showcase in a central London venue in September 2022, providing the participants with the opportunity of experiencing the practical application of these techniques during the rehearsal process and  performing in front of a real audience.

PART 1: POETRY WORKSHOP

WHEN: 6th, 7th, 8th May

Friday 6th from 5pm to 7pm

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th from 10am to 4pm (lunch break from 1-2pm)

 

WHERE:

Michael Chekhov Studio London, Studio at Tooting. London, U.K.

 

HOW MUCH:

£275

£225 for ongoing participants*

PART 2: SHOWCASE WORKSHOP

WHEN: 5th-8th September

 

more information about this workshop coming soon!

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Booking and info: inigo@michaelchekhovstudio.org.uk

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IMPROVISATION

The art of Inspired Acting

"Real inspired acting is never DOING it is always HAPPENING"

                                                            -MICHAEL CHEKHOV-     

 

During this fun and dynamic workshop we will explore the meaning of inspiration , the connection with the real actor within you, what Chekhov refers  to as your higher creative self, the one that knows and informs , the art of allowing that opens up the door to be-living : being in the life of the character, developing a real sense of spontaneity for the actor.

Through a series of practical exercises we will explore improvisation techniques as a means for character and scene work.  

 

 

When: 4th, 5th and 6th MARCH 2022

Friday 4th from 5pm to 7pm

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th from 10am to 4pm (lunch break from 1-2pm)

Where: Michael Chekhov Studio London,

48 Vectis Rd,  SW17 9RG London,  U.K.

Price:  £275

Booking and info: inigo@michaelchekhovstudio.org.uk

please note that groups have a maximum of 8 people in order to guarantee the quality of your training.

 

     

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"That is art, to give all you have. And what have you? your life-nothing more. And to give life means to feel life throughout your whole being"

Michael Chekhov

PERCEPTION:

from image to experience

Perception: (noun) the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses.

 

As artists we feel very captivated by the idea of giving, giving all we've got to the project we are working on, to the audience watching us, to the character that we are playing... As a culture of great givers, or better said compulsive doers, we easily understand this concept and quickly run into action, operating from our will or from the impulses of our rational and intellectual mind, not being able to create feelings, emotions, characters... that can break through and be experienced by us and the audience, existing only as concepts, ideas, thoughts, perhaps images, that remain only in the mental plain.

 

The great principle of giving, by itself, quickly turns into frustration, and the actor experiences the terrifying gap between the idea and the ability to incarnate it. That's why we must reconnect  with the principle of receiving, the ability to listen, to be inspired, to perceive  through and beyond our physical senses. Only after receiving, can we give. Where are we receiving from then? from establishing a relationship with our environment, intuition, inspiration, the world of imagination (potential). Only after the actor is able to feel or receive life throughout his or her whole being, only then is it possible to give.

 

In this workshop we will explore the principles of Michael Chekhov and strengthen the perceptive and focus capacities of the actors, enhancing their ability to experience the world of imagination, understanding that the creative process has more to do with allowing than with making, doing, pushing.

 

Inigo Galiano

When: 21st, 22nd and 23rd January 2022

Friday 17th from 5pm to 7pm

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th from 10am to 4pm (lunch break from 1-2pm)

Where: Michael Chekhov Studio London,

48 Vectis Rd,  SW17 9RG London,  U.K.

Price:  £275

Booking and info: inigo@michaelchekhovstudio.org.uk

please note that groups have a maximum of 8 people in order to guarantee the quality of your training.