Michael Chekhov Europe
"As Michael Chekhovs pupil, I learned more than acting...
Every time he spoke, the world seemed to become bigger and more exciting...
Acting became an art that increased your life and mind."
MCE offers workshops in Germany, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, North-Macedonia, Lebanon, Turkey, Russia, Armenia, and Israel. We also work in East Asia and Latin America, in collaboration with studios in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Uruguay. Working language is English. On stage, participants may act in their own language.
Michael Chekhov Europe Training
Our educational programme Michael Chekhov Europe Training covers the whole Chekhov Technique in six modules and one individual project. The full programme can be achieved within two years. It is possible to enter at any module.
Module 1: Making Contact: Living Images: Body Imagination Emotion
The Training Programme has been created by MCE founding members Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Suzana Nikolic, and Jesper Michelsen. It is taught by a faculty of 25 teachers from different countries (see below).
Michael Chekhov Europe Training
International Summer Academy
Chekhov Technique meets
This annual intercultural encounter brings performance and training approaches from different backgrounds and continents into a practical exchange. You will intensively study the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique, and at the same time you will be in dialogue with other artistic traditions and performance techniques from around the globe. Our guiding topic is: THE AUDIENCE. It will open new perspectives on Acting, Movement, Characterization, Relationships, Style, Body & Space. There will be different workshop tracks in the morning and afternoon, followed by showcases, events and open classes in the evening. The daily training sessions can be combined so you will get a sense of each of the offered forms.
Including MCE Training module 5: Communion with the Audience
Michael Chekhov International Summer Academy
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. The Feeling for Composition creates contours and gives the expression of ideas, dialogues, movements, shapes and colors a deeper meaning and visible form. The scenic village of Groznjan welcomes you again to MCEs annual summer event in Istria.
MCE Training module 6
Building a Character: Me is the Other
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.
More workshops are planned in: Skopje (North Macedonia); Tokyo and Osaka (Japan); and other cities details to be announced.
International faculty and guest teachers:
The complete Training Programme is also taught at: Schule fόr Schauspiel Hamburg (Germany); StudioChekhov Croatia (Zagreb); and Yeditepe University Istanbul (Turkey).