Workshop Program (Autumn 2019)

2019 - 2020 Season

 

Workshop Program Overview

 

Contact us for details of our limited last-minute discounts on some Autumn workshops!

 

The arthaus.berlin Workshop Centre is delighted to announce a brand new programme of week-long half- and full-day workshops which will run alongside the school’s full-time courses in Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020. All workshops will take place at the school’s base in the beautiful Eden Studios in Pankow, Berlin.

Facilitators are from the school’s core pedagogical team and we also welcome a number of close colleagues and guest facilitators. The workshops give participants an opportunity to dive deeper into different themes and forms, as well as to get to know the pedagogical approaches of the arthaus.berlin team.

Workshops are divided into two strands:

The PRACTICES OF EMBODIMENT strand is aimed at practitioners from all performance and artistic disciplines, with an interest in placing the body at the centre of their work.
The ADVANCED PERFORMANCE PRACTICE strand is for advanced practitioners, and those with previous training in the field. We welcome artists who wish to bring offerings and questions from their own practice back into a short-term workshop setting.

We also offer, in collaboration with the Thomas Prattki Centre, a one-week workshop which serves as an introduction to the centre’s Integral Movement and Performance Praxis  MA/Certificate program.

Prices: Individual half-day workshops are 300€ for the week. Both workshops in the same week are available for a reduced rate of 500€, unless otherwise stated

Full details about the workshop program are available to download as a PDF here. (link to follow)

To apply for any of our workshops, please

Workshop Calendar - Autumn 2019

PRACTICES OF EMBODIMENT

 

AUTUMN TERM 04.11.19 – 29.11.19

The Sounding Human Animal - led by Cat Gerrard and Adi Weinberg

 – connecting voice and the poetic body: the performer-creator’s journey towards wholeness (the body, breath, voice, imagination and emotions). For practitioners and artists from all disciplines.

04 – 08 Nov 2019

10:30 – 14:00

An introduction to the approach to voice by Cat Gerrard, member of the core pedagogical team of Arthaus Berlin, in collaboration with Adi Weinberg – Gaga.Dance.Choreography. This is an approach which sees the voice not as a separate or even peripheral tool of the physical performer-creator but as a key part of the whole human-animal – consisting of the body, breath, voice, imagination and emotions.

During this workshop we will approach the voice from many angles. We will look at how you might create your own discipline or practice with your voice, investigating what Qi Gong and other movement and breath techniques might offer. We will play inside the wildness of the voice, through improvisation, through Gaga, through connection with the imagination – in the studio and in nature.

Through individual, partner- and group-work, we will deepen our awareness and reconnect with a more embodied voice; one that can be available at each moment for whatever performative – or indeed life – situation is present. We move towards an embodied voice that can shape-shift into whatever it needs to be.

This workshop offers a unique collaboration with Adi Weinberg – Gaga.Dance.Choreography, who will be opening the incredible world of Gaga.

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CAT GERRARD is a performance-maker, director and teacher from London, based in Berlin. She trained at Drama Studio London and later at LISPA, where she has been part of the core teaching team since 2016.

Cat has toured Europe with solo work and with various puppetry, physical theatre and storytelling ensembles, including Theatre Témoin, Pandvani 108 and Uluak Teatro, which she co-founded in 2015. Current productions include Somewhere, Maybe Here and “Maite”.

Cat’s relationship with voice has been a very personal one from a young age: carrying and working with ancestral stories and healing; trying to find ways to maintain her physical voice in demanding performance forums which she felt her training had in no way prepared her for; gently calling out, over time, her fully expressive, responsive voice – physically, creatively, emotionally, politically; leading the voice home into the body. The life-long journey towards a more deeply embodied voice.

Her inspirations on this journey so far have been many, including Martin Shaw, Mary Oliver, David Abram, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Roy Hart, Kristin Linklater and Wisława Szymborska.
www.catgerrard.com

ADI WEINBERG graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, the Haifa Program for Professional Dancers and did an apprenticeship in Vertigo Dance Company.

As a contemporary dancer she performed at many festivals around the world.

She has worked with choreographers and institutions, such as: Andrea Costanzo Martini, Nadar Rosano, Efrat Rubin, Rachel Erdos, Noa Zuk, Aviv Eveguy, Shimrit Golan, Yuval Goldstein, Sharon Vaisvaser, Deganit Shemi, Michael Miller, Fresco Dance Company, the Israeli Opera and the Polish National Opera.
Since 2014, she develops as a choreographer and preforms with her creations in different platforms and festivals such as Machol Shalem International Dance week, Tel Aviv Dance festival at Suzanne Dellal, MAAT festival, MSTT festival, KRoki festival and more.

In 2017 she was awarded with a grant from Mifal HaPais Council for the Culture and Arts for developing her choreography.

Adi is a certified Gaga teacher (the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin, artistic director and choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company).

Additionally, she is a Shiatsu therapist, Ayurveda-Seed masseur and a Pilates instructor.
www.adiweinberg.com 

MORE ABOUT GAGA
Gaga is a movement language which Ohad Naharin developed over the course of many years and which is applied in daily practice and exercises by the Batsheva Dance Company members. The language of Gaga originated from the belief in the healing, dynamic, ever-changing power of movement, and it continues to evolve today.

Gaga is a new way of gaining knowledge and self-awareness through your body. Gaga provides a framework for discovering and strengthening your body and adding flexibility, stamina, and agility while lightening the senses and imagination. Gaga raises awareness of physical weaknesses, awakens numb areas, exposes physical fixations, and offers ways for their elimination. The work improves instinctive movement and connects conscious and unconscious movement, and it allows for an experience of freedom and pleasure in a simple way, in a pleasant space, in comfortable clothes, accompanied by music, each person with himself and others.

More information here:
https://www.gagapeople.com/en/ 

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Writing and the Body - led by Michelle Madsen and Cat Gerrard

– for curious writers, performers and movers of any discipline – spoken word, theatre, journalism, poetry, screen-writing etc..

04 – 08 Nov 2019

15:00 – 18:30

This is a workshop of research and exploration for practitioners and creators who work with telling stories in some way, who tell with their words and/or with their bodies. 

We will practically explore the questions: 

What is the connection between writing and the body?

How might we enter the body through text?

How might we enter writing through the body?

What might open in the process?

Whether you are a writer who wants to explore the stories your body has to tell, or a movement practitioner who wants to put their physical practice into words, this week-long workshop will give you the space to explore and create new ways of writing and storytelling.

For practitioners with some experience of either writing or movement, who are curious to explore what possibilities appear when they take the leap into a different space of research and creation. For those who wish to bring their work, their different experiences and approaches to writing and the body into the same space as others – similar to and very different from them – and see what happens in that encounter.

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Michelle Madsen is a poet, theatre maker, journalist and performer. She founded the London branch of Hammer & Tongue and has worked closely with artists including Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish and Salena Godden. She studied at LISPA in Berlin and is a director of Bait, a female-led East of England based theatre company creating political, physical theatre which marries spoken word and clowning – their debut show Kill The Princess will be performed at Edinburgh Fringe 2019. She has appeared to audiences of 1000s at Latitude, Glastonbury and the Royal Albert Hall and her debut collection Alternative Beach Sports has been published by Burning Eye Books. Her work has been broadcast on BBC1, Radio 4 and the World Service. In 2016/17 she was supported by the BAC, Nuffield Theatre and Apples & Snakes to develop of her first solo theatre work What Goes Up

 Michelle is an experienced pedagogue, with almost a decade of experience working on creative projects with young people and adults. She has led workshop programmes at La Zona Imaginaria in Buenos Aires and Les Maisons Folies in Mons, Belgium and has been a Poet in Residence for leading creative education charity First Story for schools in London since 2014. She has also given workshops exploring the dramaturgy of poetry and the dramaturgy of movement for poetry festivals in Exeter and London. She works with Joelle Taylor on the Slambassadors scheme and teaches for the Poetry Society.

 In the workshops she offers with her theatre company Bait, Michelle takes the process exploring narrative and character through movement, play and poetics as the basis for an exploration of the performance of gender, myth and fairy tales. 

https://michellemadsenpoet.com

Cat Gerrard is a performance-maker, director and teacher from London, based in Berlin since 2015. She trained at Drama Studio London and later at LISPA, where she has been part of the core teaching team since 2016.

Cat has toured Europe with solo work and with various puppetry, physical theatre and storytelling ensembles, including Theatre Témoin, Pandvani 108 and Ulua(k) Teatro, which she co-founded in 2015. Current productions include Somewhere, Maybe Here and Maite.

An explorer of the in-between, Cat is constantly pushing her own craft and performance conventions, creating cross-arts hybrids that best speak to a broad audience now. Cat has long been in the thrall and service of story, as both a teller and curator. In 2010 she founded storytelling company TailSpin, to give performers space to dive into the unknown and bring back vital, dark earth. Her work, as a whole, aims to dive deep into where we human-animals are now and what stories we need for this moment. She is curious about creating a different relationship with the audience: one that is more reciprocal, gives real creative agency and is often in alternative spaces. 

Cat’s relationship with voice has been a very personal one from a young age: carrying and working with ancestral stories and healing; trying to find ways to maintain her physical voice in demanding performance forums which she felt her training had in no way prepared her for; gently calling out, over time, her fully expressive, responsive voice – physically, creatively, emotionally, politically; leading the voice home into the body. The life-long journey towards a more deeply embodied voice. 

​Cat has been a teacher and facilitator, in one way or another, for a number of years, since becoming a sailing instructor at the age of 14. She has been exploring the depths and heights of voice, text and telling – as a practitioner and a teacher – since 2010. Her inspirations on this journey so far have been many, including Martin Shaw, Mary Oliver, David Abram, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Roy Hart, Kristin Linklater and Wisława Szymborska.

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An Actor's Training - led by Ariel Gutierrez

– a laboratory space investigating physical training – for performers and other movers

18 – 22 Nov 2019

10:30 – 14:00

This workshop concentrates on the actor’s physical training in order to awaken the actor’s scenic presence. The aim of the workshop is to transmit, in a relatively short period of time, the basis of a training. The workshop will focus on the following aspects:

  • the perception of your own presence in relation to the space and to the other actors on stage
  • how to be present in the action and at the same time to be ready to react
  • how to find the axe of your body, and how to work with the “in-tensions”
  • how to achieve a dynamic immobility
  • the creation of physical and vocal actions, and how to realise them with different qualities of energy
  • how to explore different qualities of energy in the gaze
  • work on slow motion
  • vocal training with several body resonators
  • the relations between vocal and physical actions

“The Lab” is a space where participants can apply all the principles covered in the workshop, construct more elaborate movement sequences, devise small projects, share them with others and receive feedback.

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Originally from Buenos Aires, Ariel has a background in international politics, literature and performing arts. He studied at the Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq. He has also participated in the seminar Jerzy Grotowski taught at College de France in 1997 and has been at the Odin Teatret, led by Eugenio Barba, on several occasions. Ariel joined LISPA/arthaus.berlin in 2011, where he completed the Advanced Devising Practice program as well as the pedagogical training. 

An active collaborator with companies in the US, Europe and Latin America, he also holds a PhD in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Miami with an emphasis on Performance. His dissertation “Scenic Landscapes: The theater in the global city” explores the relationship between globalization, theatre and non-conventional performance spaces.

His most recent work includes a post-graduate seminar on the theme of Post epic dramaturgy at the University of the Arts in Stockholm where professionals from all areas of Performing Arts investigate and theorize how new political ways of performing art can look and be developed. He also collaborates with the Nordisk Theater Laboratorium in Denmark and is working on a book on “Theatre, cities and Psychogeography”.

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Telling Tales - led by Cat Gerrard

– exploring an embodied connection and process with story and storytelling, including those stories we might need now

18 – 22 Nov 2019

15:00 – 18:30

– for performers, writers, directors and dramaturgs

“Stories are the infinite seeds that we have brought with us through the millennia of walking the dust of the earth. […] If we listen to them right, if we read them deeply, they will guide us through the confusion of our lives, and the diffusion of our times.” – Ben Okri

This workshop will walk the winding path: the approach to story and storytelling. Working with fairy tales as a starting point, we will also touch on other narrative realms, asking the question: what actually is a story?

This will bring us to an exploration of what an embodied research process might look like – one that the lets stories weave their way through us, grow inside of us – their archetypes, atmospheres, landscapes, symbols, movements. One that is about bending in and listening – to the story and to yourself. One that is about moving towards the story, apprenticing yourself to what you find. A process that allows a deep, personal connection and response, as well as reaching towards the transpersonal.

We will see, then, how we might translate and tell stories in performance – both through textual and gestural languages, exploring the Poetic Body, Platform theatre, soundscapes and object theatre. How we might allow stories to find different shapes for different performance forms. How we might find some ways to plant the seed of a story in the audience before us now.

For those who work with stories in any creative capacity who are ready to dive in and experience a process through the body; all performers, writers, directors, dramaturgs etc are welcome.

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Cat Gerrard is a performance-maker, director and teacher from London, based in Berlin since 2015. She trained at Drama Studio London and later at LISPA, where she has been part of the core teaching team since 2016.

 Cat has toured Europe with solo work and with various puppetry, physical theatre and storytelling ensembles, including Theatre Témoin, Pandvani 108 and Ulua(k) Teatro, which she co-founded in 2015. Current productions include Somewhere, Maybe Here and Maite.

An explorer of the in-between, Cat is constantly pushing her own craft and performance conventions, creating cross-arts hybrids that best speak to a broad audience now. Cat has long been in the thrall and service of story, as both a teller and curator. In 2010 she founded storytelling company TailSpin, to give performers space to dive into the unknown and bring back vital, dark earth. Her work, as a whole, aims to dive deep into where we human-animals are now and what stories we need for this moment. She is curious about creating a different relationship with the audience: one that is more reciprocal, gives real creative agency and is often in alternative spaces. 

Cat’s relationship with voice has been a very personal one from a young age: carrying and working with ancestral stories and healing; trying to find ways to maintain her physical voice in demanding performance forums which she felt her training had in no way prepared her for; gently calling out, over time, her fully expressive, responsive voice – physically, creatively, emotionally, politically; leading the voice home into the body. The life-long journey towards a more deeply embodied voice. 

 Cat has been a teacher and facilitator, in one way or another, for a number of years, since becoming a sailing instructor at the age of 14. She has been exploring the depths and heights of voice, text and telling – as a practitioner and a teacher – since 2010. Her inspirations on this journey so far have been many, including Martin Shaw, Mary Oliver, David Abram, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Roy Hart, Kristin Linklater and Wisława Szymborska.

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The Tuned Mover - led by Valentina Bordenave

– refined physical preparation for creatives/artists from all disciplines with an interest in a somatic approach and clarity of movement

25 – 29 Nov 2019

09:30 – 13:00 (exact times TBC)

Tuning our self-perception through Alexander Technique, we can deeply connect to the natural energy that spirals through our body. How do we interfere with our ability to move? Can we catch ourselves hiding behind our habits? The work provides clear information and tools to reconnect with our psychophysical entity. In this state of refined awareness, we approach movement through dance.

We’ll take risks, working hard to do less, doing less in order to have more clarity, having fun, astounding ourselves. 

Valentina has worked intensively over the course of two decades, sharing with others the joy of exploring the relationship with our physical intelligence. This workshop is an invitation to experience ourselves as an infinite source of gentle strength and powerful softness, redefining and enjoying how we relate to our fantasy, to music, to each other in the space.

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Valentina Bordenave (Rosario, Argentina – Berlin) – is a freelance dancer, choreographer and director, who graduated in dance from the Folkwang University, Germany, where she dived into the dance-theatre world of Pina Bausch. She has been working as a qualified Alexander Technique teacher since 1998.

In her more than 20 years of experience as a dancer and movement teacher, Valentina has been developing her own research with a strong focus on the body support system, spatial and energetic awareness, intense physicality and utmost sensitivity.

Besides holding workshops and training for theatre and dance companies like Sasha Waltz & Guests, she is part of the core pedagogical team at LISPA/ arthaus.berlin and teaches regularly with theatre company Familie Flöz. Other pedagogical experiences in Berlin include in the Acting Departments at Ernst Busch University and ten years at the University of Arts (UDK). 

As a performer Valentina has worked with the choreographers Mark Sieczkarek and Editta Braun, amongst others. She has created works from an early age, individually and collectively, with dancers, actors and video artists, including Familie Flöz, Uli M. Schüppel, Mikel Aristegui and Iván Marino.

In 2014 she founded the international Collective ANDERPLATZ with nine other actors and dancers, where she directs and performs.

https://vimeo.com/342731163

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Invisible Languages - led by Kelley Soul and Patrick Soul

– Materials, the Body and the Creative Process for creatives/artists from all disciplines

25 – 29 Nov 2019

15:00 – 18:30

In this week-long workshop, we will explore modes of expression beyond the verbal, and link these experiences to a deeper awareness and articulation of our own creative impulses. Beginning with the body, and our ability to sense, feel, sound/listen and move as the root ground of our imagination, we will experiment with ‘making’ – the impulse to create from nothing, and learning to do so without judgement or fear.  

Paints, clay, paper, charcoal, pastels and a variety of other art materials will go along with us on the journey. Further exploration of movement, stillness, sounds and even words as materials will be part of the process, as well as the experience of authentic listening, body rhythms and musical forms, and working fluidly between multiple forms of expression. Working both individually and as a group, and then reflecting on our experiences, will allow us fresh encounters with themes central to anyone interested in the creative process: judgement, sustainability, authenticity and freedom.

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Kelley Soul is a facilitator, performer, art-maker and collaborator, interested in cross-disciplinary and multi-modal approaches. 

As an actor she has performed with a number of US-based theatre companies, devising experimental work, whilst working professionally as an arts-in-education activist. She has an MFA in Actor Created Physical Theatre from Naropa University (USA), completed in partnership with LISPA, and a Certificate of Advanced Post Graduate Studies (Expressive Arts in Education) from the European Graduate School (Switzerland). She has taught with the LISPA/arthaus team since 2005. Kelley is also a visual artist, working primarily in acrylic, ink and watercolour. She has a deep interest in the development of sustainable creative practice, and the act of ‘making’ as a way of shaping the self and the world.

Patrick Soul is a multi-instrumentalist and composer with over 25 years of experience both performing and writing in many different styles of music.

He has a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and sang for seven years with the London Vocal Project, performing with them at London’s best jazz clubs as well as at the Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican. Since 2008 Patrick has been encouraging and assisting Devised Theatre students at arthaus.berlin / LISPA to playfully explore and expand the musical possibilities available to them, individually and in the group, through mindful listening, rhythm games and improvisation. He is also a composer of electronic and acoustic music, with a particular interest in the layering of patterns, additive and subtractive process music, free improvisation and instant composition. www.patricksoul.com 

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ADVANCED PERFORMANCE PRACTICE

 

AUTUMN TERM 28.10.19 – 01.11.19

One, Two, Many - led by Valentina Bordenave

– from movement to imagery: a vigorous, physical and refreshing journey for professional actors, dancers and other movement performers interested in experiencing the huge potential of movement in theatre

28 Oct – 1st Nov 2019

10:30 – 14:00

One, two or many… bodies in the space, levels of awareness, suggested themes or stories.

This workshop will focus on physical interaction with a partner and/or with the group; through improvisations where the planes of energy between people are parallel, opposite or subtly different, we will explore different strategies to compose scenes of dramatic tension. 

Elements of the Alexander Technique will provide us with clear information and concrete tools to detach ourselves from habits of movement and creation. From a more refined sensory state we will access another level of connection with the mechanics of movement.   

Technical and rhythmic work will stimulate the simultaneous perception of the spaces inside and outside of us, helping us to develop clearer and more unpredictable movement. 

We will move between technique and improvisation, structure and freedom, play and precision. 

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Valentina Bordenave (Rosario, Argentina – Berlin) – is a freelance dancer, choreographer and director, who graduated in dance from the Folkwang University, Germany, where she dived into the dance-theatre world of Pina Bausch. She has been working as a qualified Alexander Technique teacher since 1998.

Valentina’s pedagogy is constantly influenced and inspired by teachers such as Julyen Hamilton, Kirstie Simson, Katie Duck and Hannes Langolf, amongst others. She is a long-term collaborator with theatre company Familie Flöz with whom she teaches regularly. Besides holding workshops and training for theatre and dance companies like Sasha Waltz & Guests, she is part of the core pedagogical team at LISPA/ arthaus.berlin. Other pedagogical experiences in Berlin include in the Acting Departments at Ernst Busch University and ten years at the University of Arts (UDK). 

In the past 15 years, Valentina has intensively researched the border areas of various body-based representation techniques, as a choreographer, dancer and teacher. The development of their own visual and movement language resists a rigid classification of genres or styles.

As a performer Valentina has worked with the choreographers Mark Sieczkarek and Editta Braun, amongst others. She has created works from an early age, individually and collectively, with dancers, actors and video artists, including Familie Flöz, Uli M. Schüppel, Mikel Aristegui and Iván Marino.

In 2014 she founded the international Collective ANDERPLATZ with nine other actors and dancers, where she directs and performs.

https://vimeo.com/342731163 

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The Poetics of Space - led by Ariel Gutierrez

– space composition and improvisation as a way of research – an invitation for experienced practitioners

28 Oct – 1st Nov 2019

15:00 – 18:30

Improvisation and composition are means of theatre training but also a means of conducting research—of investigating otherwise hidden possibilities within a text or a given theme. Through improvisation, performers simultaneously develop compositional skills. Composition draws together all the expressive elements into a composite whole in service of stage expression. 

To improvise, before anything, is to be on stage in a serene, calm way. To observe and dialogue with others. To tell, find your own words to say what you want to say. To dialogue with each other.

This workshop is an invitation for advanced practitioners to reflect on the elements that make up theatre: the actor, the space, the objects, the dramaturgy and unite them in a coherent and personal thought through metaphors, images, visual allegories and actions.   

The poetic space is a threshold: a passage between the personal and the universal, between the intimate and the plural.

The workshop will cover the following areas:

Physical work (impulse and form, perception, action and composition)

Improvisation (space and relationships)

The chorus (the intimate and the plural)

The image (the creation of metaphors and scenic images)

Editing (image and text)

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Originally from Buenos Aires, Ariel has a background in international politics, literature and performing arts. He studied at the Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq. He has also participated in the seminar Jerzy Grotowski taught at College de France in 1997 and has been at the Odin Teatret, led by Eugenio Barba, on several occasions. Ariel joined LISPA/arthaus.berlin in 2011, where he completed the Advanced Devising Practice program as well as the pedagogical training. 

An active collaborator with companies in the US, Europe and Latin America, he also holds a PhD in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Miami with an emphasis on Performance. His dissertation “Scenic Landscapes: The theater in the global city” explores the relationship between globalization, theatre and non-conventional performance spaces.

His most recent work includes a post-graduate seminar on the theme of Post epic dramaturgy at the University of the Arts in Stockholm where professionals from all areas of Performing Arts investigate and theorize how new political ways of performing art can look and be developed. He also collaborates with the Nordisk Theater Laboratorium in Denmark and is working on a book on “Theatre, cities and Psychogeography”.

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THOMAS PRATTKI CENTRE

 

AUTUMN WORKSHOP 11.11.19 – 15.11.19

Mask, Myth and Individuation - led by Thomas Prattki

– an introduction to the Integrated Movement and Performance Practice programme

11 – 15 Nov 2019

Full-day workshop (10:00 – 17:00) price 675€

This week-long workshop gives an introduction to the work of the Thomas Prattki Centre at arthaus.berlin and investigates concepts of Self and Self-realization at the beginning of the 21st century through means of movement, myth and performance making. Integral Movement and Performance Practice is a unique approach, which Thomas Prattki has developed in over 30 years of working with performers, educators and practitioners in the movement-based healing arts. 

In addition to the daily studio work with the entire group, the schedule for participants will entail one-on-one sessions to deepen the process, small group work around expressive arts-based approaches and excursions into the rich cultural and performative landscape of Berlin. 

The workshop is designed for experienced practitioners in the performing, educational and movement-based healing arts with an interest to deepen their personal and professional Individuation process. The week offers as well an insight into the MA Degree or certificate program in Integral Movement and Performance Practice and allows possible applicants to explore the suitability of the full program for their professional development in a personal contact with the programme leader. 

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Thomas is the founder of arthaus.berlin, an international creative hub for theatre makers from around the world.

He has been the pedagogical director of the Ecole Jacques Lecoq, before creating in 2003 the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA). In 2018 he created arthaus.berlin, which hosts the international school of theatre and performance makers (formerly LISPA), an international workshop and research space and the Thomas Prattki Centre for Integral Movement and Performance Studies.

As a performer he has toured the world with Mummenschanz, a world-renowned company combining movement, mask, puppetry and the visual arts. He has directed, taught and lectured for the last three decades in over 30 different countries, pursuing his interest in the practice of Embodiment in art and life.

His most important reference point next to the pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq is the strongly Jungian and Zen based work of Maria Hippius and Karlfried Graf Duerckheim. His most important teacher is currently his 10-month old daughter.

https://www.thomasprattkicentre.com

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