Saturday, 2 March 2019
10 am to 5 pm
THE CHEKhOV ACT
This workshop will focus on some of the key principles in the technique of renowned actor and director, Mikhail Chekhov (1891-1955). Through exploring his radical psycho-physical tools of receiving, radiating, expansion and visualisation, we will investigate what it really means to come into the present tense and how the art of spontaneity can be learnt and inspiration prepared. We will examine how transformation and characterisation begin from the simplest of premises: listening and awakening the imagination.
Workshop format: Practical workshop.
Who is this workshop suitable for: This workshop is open to actors, teachers and directors, as well as non professionals wishing to gain an embodied understanding of Mikhail Chekhov’s ideas.
Equipment required of participants: Please wear loose clothing that you can move in. Bring a short piece of text from a play that you would like to work from; you do not need to learn it by heart.
Recommended reading or viewing: None.
Refreshments: Tea and biscuits will be provided at the start of the workshop. Participants should make their own lunch arrangements.