STRIPPED WORKS: Physical Theatre and Puppet Theatre open presentation

Date: 07 December 2018 19:00

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Physical Theatre
This workshop is based on the tradition of Physical Theatre in the Netherlands and especially on the Dynamic Training of Herman Verbeek, a former teacher of the Theatre School in Arnhem.
The basic principles of this training are derived from Jacques le Cocq and Jerzy Grotowski. But also techniques from Japanese Butoh and Meyerhold’s Biomechanics found their way into the training. Even Goethe’s Theory of Colours and images and views on the body of Oskar Schlemmer are represented.
The Dynamic Training exists of several “movement packages”: Warming-Up, Waves, Reversed Figures, Animals and Counterforce Movements. These individual elements and the way these should be executed are predefined rather strictly and must be executed as precise as possible. Within this restriction the actors must find physical and inner freedom, to achieve the greatest possible expression in words and images.
Jacques le Cocq described it as a “journey inward”. This leads to a confrontation with your “inside-out life”.
This inner world consists of spaces, light, colours, materials and sounds, which we all carry inside of us. These elements of our individual experiences and perceptions – everything we have seen, touched, heard, smelled, tasted – are stored within us.

Puppet Theatre
The workshop takes a thorough glimpse in the way Merlin Puppet Theatre create their own perfomances. 
An analytical approach to all three basic elements that contribute to make a complete visual universe : Object, Universe and Life.
An intensive week aimed at investigating the imaginary world that may result from the meeting of these elements.
A study in the basic principles of
OBJECT - puppet, mask, shadows 
UNIVERSE - scenography, light and sound 
LIFE – How all these comes to life
An exploratory laboratory in which we shall examine, through analysis, practice, and experimentations how each one works individually and how they altogether are combined to make an harmonious aesthetic effect.
By improvisations and research on stage, on a personal level as well as in group basis, we will work on how to develop and realize an idea on stage, all the way from scratch to the final desirable result.

OFFENE PRÄSENTATION: 7. Dezember 2018 | 19 Uhr
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  • 07 December 2018 19:00

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