Michael Chekhov Europe

Workshops

"As Michael [Chekhov]’s pupil, I learned more then acting... Every time he spoke, the world seemed to become bigger and more exciting... Acting became an art that increased your life and mind."

Marilyn Monroe

 

Most Workshops MCE offers are international. The teaching language is generally english, but participants can act in their own language. The Workshops are organized by the members of the net or in cooperation with other organizations.

 

The workshops within the "International Michael Chekhov Training (IMCT)" are open for everybody!

 

 

 

International Michael Chekhov Training

The "International Michael Chekhov Training" is created and taught by the net members Suzana Nicolic (Croatia), Ulrich Meyer-Horsch (Germany), Jesper Michelsen (Denmark) and guests.

It consists of four formats:

1. The Art of Acting and Creating Programme ( AAC)
Five workshop modules within two years.
Download Programme:    michaelchekhovtraining

2. Local Introductory Workshops

3. "The Creative Impulse" series

4. Michael Chekhov Summer Retreat

 

For further informations click here:   International Michael Chekhov Training

 


 

Michael Chekhov Europe Training

Workshops 2018

 

 

Communion with the Audience

Yeditepe University Istanbul, Turkey, January 24-28, 2018

with:
Marjolein Baars, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jesper Michelsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia

IMCE Training module 5 / only limited number of places available.
Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu

 

 

Psychological Gesture: The Character’s Spine
Objectives – Qualities – Archetypes

Zagreb, Croatia, February 3-7, 2018

with:
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany

TThe Psychological Gesture is probably the most famous tool of Michael Chekhov’s acting technique. It is a psycho-physical movement that awakens the actor’s inner life. It serves as a key to the essential features of the character and enables the actor to express and embody the character’s objectives.
Stirring our will power, the Psychological Gesture gives the will a definite direction, awakens feelings, and gives us a condensed version of the character and his/her relationships.

MCE Training module 3 / costs: 450,-- € / 420,-- €
Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu

 

 

Body, Breath, Imagination
Making Contact – Living Images

Hamburg, Germany, March 12-17, 2018

with:
Lenard Petit, New York, USA
Olivia Rüdinger, Hamburg, Germany
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany

Our lives make a difference when we connect, when we make contact. In order to make our work on stage authentic and alive, we need to get into contact with both our inner images and our emotions within seconds. This is possible through organic breathing.
Images are the core of the actor's creativity, the fuel of ideas and emotions. How do we create images? And how do we embody images, make them physical, so that we can share them with the audience?

Chekhov International Spring School / MCE Training module 1
Costs: 450,-- € / 420,-- €
Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu
www.schauspielschule-hamburg.de/fortbildung/chekhov

 

 

‘Me’ is the Other: Transforming into the Character
Imaginary centers – Imaginary body

Rome, Italy, April 18-22, 2018

with:
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany
Alessandra Felli, Rome, Italy (assistant)

“All true artists bear within themselves a deeply rooted and often unconscious desire for transformation.” (M. Chekhov)
The “Other”, i.e. the character in a play, is always bigger than the personal experience of the performer. Michael Chekhov therefore asks us to look at the differences between the character and ourselves rather than at the similarities. If we dive into the inner and outer world of this other person, we will discover a whole new world.

MCE Training module 4 / costs: 300,-- €
Further details:
link to announcement Rome workshop
www.michaelchekhov.eu

 

 

The Architecture of Performance

Istanbul, Turkey, May 2018
Vilnius, Lithuania, August 2017

with:
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia

Improvisation as art is the core of the creative process. It includes curiosity to take risks, to open up for the unknown and surprising as well as the skill to shape the given material – may it be text, movement, music or space. Creating and rehearsing a play, choreography or a musical score, needs a strong sense for rhythm and tempo.
This is where Composition comes into play: “In nature and art, there are mathematical laws and principles that structure and balance form.” (Mala Powers) This Feeling for Composition creates contours and gives the expression of ideas, dialogues, movements, shapes and colours a deeper meaning and visible form.

MCE Training module 6 / costs: 420,-- € / 390,-- €
Further details:
www.michaelchekhov
www.kumbaraci50.com

 

 

The Moving Space
Atmosphere – Creative Individuality – Play

Tel Aviv, Israel, July 8-12, 2018

with:
Olivia Rüdinger, Hamburg, Germany
David Zinder, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany

In this module we explore the space of a given play. What happens when we dive into the writer’s world and allow ourselves to be surprised by its specific dynamics, energy, language and space? Michael Chekhov’s concepts of “Atmosphere” (“the soul of every piece of art”) and “The Feeling of Ease, Form, Beauty and the Whole” will guide us through this exploration. The workshop will combine the Chekhov Technique with Wilhelm Reich’s approach to organic breathing.

MCE Training module 2 / costs: 420,-- € / 390,-- €
Further details:
link to announcement Tel Aviv workshop and dzinder@yahoo.com

www.michaelchekhov.eu

 

 

The Moving Space

Izmir/Sirince, Turkey, July/August 2018
with:
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany
Erdem Senocak, Sirince, Turkey
N.N.

Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu
www.tiyatromedresesi.org

 

 

10th Michael Chekhov International Summer Academy
Communion with the Audience

Groznjan (Istria), Croatia, August 5-11, 2018
with:
Ted Pugh, Hudson, New York, USA
Jessica Cerullo, Walla Walla, Washington, USA
Jesper Michelsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany

Whatever we create on stage, we are creating not for ourselves but for others: for the audience. We want to give. “What is it that we in the theatre give? Instead of images on canvas or in the form of statuary or music, we give our body, voice, feelings, will, imagination – we give a form of pulsating art to life itself.” (M.Chekhov) When developing a production or a piece – what are your intentions and aims? What are the questions of your audience? What do you have to give to them? Do you enjoy giving? Are you generous?

MCE Training module 5 / costs: 450,-- € / 420,-- €
Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu

 

 

Psychological Gesture: The Character’s Spine
Objectives – Qualities – Archetypes

Hamburg, Germany, October 6-10, 2018
with:
David Zinder, Tel Aviv, Israel
Olivia Rüdinger, Hamburg, Germany
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany

The Psychological Gesture is a psycho-physical movement that awakens the actor’s inner life. It serves as a key to the essential features of the character and enables the actor to express and embody the character’s objectives.
Stirring our will power, the Psychological Gesture gives the will a definite direction, awakens feelings, and gives us a condensed version of the character and his/her relationships.
In this workshop we will explore the natural flow of our breath and how it creates bold characters through gesture and movement.

Chekhov International Autumn School / MCE Training module 3
Costs: 450,-- € / 420,-- €
Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu
www.schauspielschule-hamburg.de/fortbildung/chekhov

 

 

 

More workshops will be offered in: Vienna (Austria); Istanbul (Turkey); Lisbon (Portugal); Madrid (Spain); Taipei (Taiwan); Tokyo (Japan). – details to be announced.

The complete Training Programme is also taught at: StudioChekhov Croatia (Zagreb); Chekhov International School Hamburg (Germany); Yeditepe University Istanbul (Turkey); Taipei Theater Lab (Taiwan), and ITI Singapore.
 


  

 
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