training at the studio
Intensive workshop in London 21st-23rd January
"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"
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.
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.
Booking and info: email@example.com
please note that groups have a maximum of 8 people in order to guarantee the quality of your training.