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, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Lebanon, Russia, and Israel. Other countries may follow. 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. You can also take individual workshops. Feel free to come to the workshop of your choice!

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 20 teachers from different countries (see below).

Download Programme:  michaelchekhovtraining
Further information:  Michael Chekhov Europe Training

 


 

Michael Chekhov Europe Training

Workshops 2018

 

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 11-15, 2018

with:
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia
Alessandra Felli, Rome, Italy (assistant teacher)

“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,-- € / 250,--€
 Programme

Further details:
Further details: info.michaelchekhovrome@gmail.com
www.michaelchekhov.eu

 

Acting from your Imagination
Body – Image – Emotion

Beirut, Lebanon, May 11-16, 2018
with: Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany

The moving body creates endless images which are our most basic working material on stage. In this workshop we will explore how we call up images from our imagination and use them to develop bold characters and scenes. We will learn how we can embody these images in our creative work, and how they affect the emotional life of the character. The Chekhov Acting Technique provides actors with a variety of tools for characterization through transformation. We will explore how this transformation is anchored by Chekhov's most important contribution to the art of the actor – the Psychological Gesture.

MCE Training module 1 / costs: 350,-- € / 300,-- €

 Programme
Further details: vanessa.issa@live.com

 

 

The Architecture of Performance

Istanbul, Turkey, May 5-9, 2018
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,-- €

Programme
www.michaelchekhov.eu
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

 

 

Voice and Gesture

Izmir/Sirince, Turkey, August 19-27, 2018
with:
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia
Elsa Valentim, Lisbon, Portugal
Erdem Senocak, Sirince, Turkey

Further details: 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.

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

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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