Michael Chekhov Europe

Workshops

"As Michael Chekhov’s 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."

Marilyn Monroe

 

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
Module 2: The Moving Space: Atmosphere – Creative Individuality – Play
Module 3: Psychological Gesture: The Spine of the Character: Objectives – Qualities – Archetypes
Module 4: ‘Me’ is The Other: Transforming into the Character: Imaginary centres – Imaginary body
Module 5: Communion with the Audience: Giving – Receiving – Sharing
Module 6: The Architecture of Performance: Improvisation – Composition – Style
Project: What I have to say! Applying the technique in your own artistic working field

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).

Download Programme:  michaelchekhovtraining
Further information:  Michael Chekhov Europe Training
Our studio in Zagreb:  www.studiochekhov.hr
Our school in Hamburg:  www.sfsh.de/chekhov-international

 


 

Michael Chekhov Europe Training

Workshops 2022

 

COVID19 – general information
After a long year without any live events, we are finally back in the working space. We will stay cautious and courageous at the same time, in order to make artistic work possible in a safe environment. All our workshops follow a thorough hygiene plan. The working spaces are big enough for physical work, and the number of participants is limited. MCE Training and its partner organizations are evaluating this situation regularly. Any adjustments and changes will be announced immediately.

 

Psychological Gesture for Film Acting
Hamburg, Germany, March 9-13, 2022

with:
Hugh O’Gorman, Long Beach, California, USA
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. It is extremely useful for the work in front of the camera.

• MCE Training module 3 / Chekhov International Spring School at SfSH
• Costs: 450,-- € / 420,-- €
Further details:
 announcement Hamburg workshop
 https://sfsh.de/chekhov-international and chekhov@sfsh.de

 

 

Communion with the Audience
Giving – Receiving – Sharing

Istanbul, Turkey, April 13-17, 2022
with:
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany
Jan Oberndorff, Hamburg, Germany
Burcu Halacoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

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? Kumbaraci50 Tiyatro will host again this international workshop in the centre of Istanbul. Experience the beautiful spring at the Bosporus and work with an exciting group of actors! MCE Training module 5 / costs: 300,-- € • Contact: gulhan@altidansonra.com and chekhov@sfsh.de

 www.kumbaraci50.com

 

 

International Summer School CHEKHOV AND FRIENDS
Hamburg, Germany, July 6-13, 2022

with:
Jessica Cerullo, New York, USA
Jesper Michelsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Olivia Rüdinger, Hamburg, Germany
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany
and further guest teachers

The CHEKHOV AND FRIENDS summer school is a meeting point for artists from various cultural backgrounds, countries and continents. It offers a vital dialogue between different approaches to acting and performing. 2022 we will host classes on Body Mind Centering (BMC), Organic Breathing, Improvisation, Composition, Chekhov Technique, Traditional Asian Theatre, and Mask work. The summer school will include MCE Training module 6: The Architecture of Performance.

 https://sfsh.de/chekhov-international and chekhov@sfsh.de

 

 

Communion with the Audience
Giving – Receiving – Sharing

Tel Aviv, Israel, July/August 2022
with:
David Zinder, Tel Aviv, Israel, and team

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: dzinder@yahoo.com

 

12th Michael Chekhov International Summer Academy
Groznjan, Croatia, August 2022

with:
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia, and team

The scenic artists’ village of Groznjan will welcome you again to its annual Michael Chekhov Summer Academy. Watch out for further announcements about the exact date and topic of this exciting event on the Adriatic coast in Istria!

• Costs: 450,-- € / 420,-- €
• Contact: suzana@adu.hr

 

 

Building a Character: ‘Me’ is the Other
Hamburg, Germany, October 8-12, 2022

“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.

• Faculty to be announced
• MCE Training module 4 / costs: 450,-- € / 420,--€
• Further information
 https://sfsh.de/chekhov-international and chekhov@sfsh.de


More workshops are planned in:
Zagreb (Croatia); Istanbul (Turkey); Skopje (North Macedonia); Tokyo and Osaka (Japan); and other cities. – details to be announced.

International faculty and guest teachers:
Suzana Nikolic (Croatia), Ulrich Meyer-Horsch (Germany), Jesper Michelsen (Denmark), David Zinder (Israel), Jobst Langhans (Germany), Asa Salvesen (Finland), Lenard Petit (USA), Sol Garre (Spain), Olivia Rüdinger (Germany/USA), Joanna Merlin (USA), Ted Pugh (USA), Sarah Kane (UK), Marjolein Baars (Netherlands), Jessica Cerullo (USA), Hugh O’Gorman (USA), Jan Oberndorff (Germany), Craig Mathers (USA), Anne Gottlieb (USA), Cynthia Ashperger (Canada), Wladimir Tarasjanz (Germany/Russia), Dawn Arnold (USA), Burcu Halacoglu (Turkey), Elsa Valentim (Portugal).

The complete Training Programme is also taught at: Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg / Chekhov International School (Germany); StudioChekhov Croatia (Zagreb); Yeditepe University Istanbul (Turkey); and ITI Singapore

 
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