Body is My Instrument or Exploration of Lifelong Learning

In this workshop, we will examine and explore anew the basic concepts of the performing arts such as posture, breathing, standing, walking, sitting, and the quality of movement in combination with the Talmi-Method®-bodywork and Suzuki-Training. Through precise training of perception and awareness, it is possible to get away from habitual movements and arbitrary body behavior and – through the freedom of movement gained – make clear and conscious decisions that correspond to the circumstances and requirements in question instead.

In this course, the emphasis is put on anatomical or physiological principles and health aspects of movement during rehearsal and performance. We will discover new spaces for practice, so it will be possible to hold parts of the workshop outdoors.

 

PARTICIPANTS

The course is suitable for performers of all genres and categories (actors, directors, opera singers, dancers, puppeteers, etc.). 

 

REQUIREMENTS

No previous knowledge is required. Part of the exercises is performed in pairs with body contact. Free clothing, barefoot or with socks, if possible, please bring a blanket.

Viatcheslav Kushkov (M.A. sports and movement scientist, choreographer, and movement director) is doing his doctorate at the UdK Berlin about movement concepts and their mediation at acting schools. He is a guest lecturer at the UdK Berlin and the acting school Ernst Busch. As a movement teacher, he conducts courses for performers worldwide. Further training and experience in body-oriented methods such as Talmi Method® and other functional breathing, body and movement approaches, and techniques. Over 20 years of martial arts experience (4th Dan Aikido, Systema Instructor), and co-founder of the Martial Arts Convention Berlin.

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Run period:
23.08.2021 – 28.08.2021
Course time:
10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Application Deadline:
25.07.2021

Course fee:
EUR 490

Min. number of participants:
12
Max. number of participants:
15

Available