Physical Theatre | Summer Block 2023

Physical, performative & transdisciplinary theatre

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The Summer Block runs from 2 May to 14 July + two extra Tuesdays (18 and 25 July).
In total there are 24 dates in 3 months (= 8x per month).
A performance project is being planned for September and October. (We strongly recommend that you complete the Summer Block before signing up for the performance project to get used to our language, methods and aesthetics, and to be sure that this will meet your expectations).

Theatre today is much more than simply dramatic interpretation. Only through ongoing dialogue with reality can theatre stay relevant and up-to-date. Central to our approach to physical theatre is the search for bodily expression through the times. The profile of this course is inspired by ideas from performance and fine art as well as music and dance –not all of which always fit strictly into the conventional category of theatre.

Inspiration for the course is drawn from techniques, principles and forms of expression from different cultures and styles, as well as current tendencies. With the body as our constant point of origin and the centre of our work, we will build a common base.

The following techniques, among others, are the sources for the course:

  • Movement and dance improvisation, contemporary dance
  • Composition, choreography, dramaturgy in movement
  • Ensemble training
  • Body Weather, Butoh, Noh-Theatre
  • Contact Improvisation, Acrobatics, Yoga
  • Dramatic improvisation
  • Physical Theatre exercises inspired by Grotowsky, Meyerhold, Artaud
  • Emotional expression training and voice
  • Performance art

Continuous physical training that works towards improving conditioning and fitness will help us to get in touch more intensively with our bodies. Games and communication exercises will help us to use the body as our principal instrument of creative expression. During all this work, the body is seen both as an instrument and the goal itself.

This course is open to interested people with and without prior knowledge. It requires continuous participation throughout the whole course duration, as well as a commitment to work intensively on a physical level.

Tuesdays, 20–22h   |   Urbanraum
Fridays, 19–22h   |   ETI Schule

Block: 304€ (Students & Unemployed: 261€)
Monthly (3x):  110€ (Students & Unemployed: 95€)

LANGUAGE  English / German
LEVEL  Open level

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