In this workshop, in combination with the Talmi-Methode® bodywork and Suzuki Training, we'll examine and explore the basic concepts of the performing art such as posture, breathing, standing, walking, sitting, and the quality of movement.
Through precise training of perception and awareness, it is possible to get away from habitual movements and arbitrary body behavior and instead, through the freedom of movement gained, to make clear and conscious decisions that correspond to the circumstances and requirements in question.
Special emphasis is placed on anatomical or physiological principles and health aspects of movement during rehearsal and performance. New spaces for practicing are also discovered, so it is possible to hold parts of the workshop outdoors. Part of the exercises are performed in pairs with body contact.
The course proceeds daily from 9am to 7pm with a lunch break.
The course is suitable for performers of all genres and categories (actors, directors, opera singers, dancers, puppeteers, etc.).
Free clothing, barefoot or with socks, if possible, please bring a blanket.
Viatcheslav Kushkov Born in Russia (RU), lives in Berlin (DE), sports and movement scientist, choreographer, and movement director. Studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin (DE) and State Linguistic University in Pyatigorsk (RU). After his Master of Art project about “Aikido as a method for performing arts and acting classes”, he researches about attention and conscience in movement concepts and their mediation at acting schools. He is a guest lecturer at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendessohn Bartholdy in Leipzig and the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch.
As a movement teacher, he conducts courses for performers worldwide. Further training and experience in body-oriented methods such as Talmi-Method®, Suzuki-Method® and other functional breathing, body and movement approaches, and techniques. Over 25 years of martial arts experience (4th Dan Aikido, Systema Instructor), and co-founder of the Martial Arts Convention Berlin. Since 2021 he has been artistic director of the company “ART//2020 – darstellende Kunstsicherung”