Meyerhold’s Biomechanics Workshop - 24 November 2017 – 26 November 2017


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Meyerhold’s Biomechanics Workshop

Friday, 7.30pm — 10.30pm

Saturday, 11.00am — 7.00pm

Sunday, 11.00am — 7.00pm

$300.00 (Sign-up before 7 August for 20% early bird discount)

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for all those who want to know more about Biomechanics and how to apply this psycho-physical actors training to their own work on stage. Open to anyone from all backgrounds.
Minimum age for admission is 18 and above.


What is this workshop about?

Meyerhold’s Biomechanics – a psycho-physical actors training: This workshop initially clarifies the particular background and the specific terminology of Meyerhold’s psycho-physical actors training and gives a practical as well as a theoretical understanding of how he communicated with his actors on stage.

The mostly practical work of the 3 days intensive workshop is accompanied by a one-hour video-lecture about the theatre historical context in which Meyerhold worked. His days as an acting student with Constantin Stanislavski, the split and the reunification with him play an important part in this lecture.

The connection between Meyerhold’s Biomechanics and Stanislawski’s Method of Physical Action will be made tangible in theory and practice during the entire workshop.

This workshop will also introduce to the basic principles of Meyerhold’s Biomechanics: For example the principle of totality: If you move the tip of your nose, the whole body will move. Moving the most insignificant part of your body involves the movement of the whole body.

Terminology in Biomechanics
To understand the complexity of our body movements, we have to analyse them and look at every segment:
E.g. Preparation – Execution – Fixation.

Otkas = preparation (also rejection)
Posyl = execution
Stoika = fixation

Additional terminology to be introduced
Tormos = break – the ability to control your movements during the Posyl/excution in order to achieve a precise Stoika/fixation
Rakurs = an expression borowed from film language will be explained during the workshop

To embody this new understanding we have to establish a certain routine, which we train again and again.
This is why we study the Biomechanical Etudes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA-MRwy3iUQ

On the second & third day of the workshop
You will work on a scene from your repertoire and apply the new gained and embodied knowledge of Theatre Biomechanics to your own stage work.

Do I get a discount?
Please refer to our early bird promotions.

HCAC Student Membership card: Email us for discount code.

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Fri Nov 24, 2017
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM SGT
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