This course is open for former students of INKA-Theatre courses and for people who already have a good foundation in stage work.
THIS YEAR CREATING PERFORMANCE GOES SITE SPECIFIC
- meaning we choose a performance space of our liking, depending on what`s cooking in the group
- what places in the city inspire you?
- what surrounding in the city would support you in this
- meaning dig ito: where would you like to perform?
In this course we are creating original material based on our own life stories, experience, interests…. In the beginning we choose a theme that move us, that’s cooking in our lives, something we all can relate to, something elementary…. and then we work on it to bring it to live and on stage together in the end. Pure and simple. In front of an audience. In addition we look around in art what inspires us regarding the theme – an excerpt of a scene, a prop. a painting, a picture – anything that comes our way……
We are aiming for a performance of about 50-90 minutes, that is an ensemble piece. With everyone as a “star” using your bodies and voices to create place or mood rather than elaborate sets. The piece is devised through scenes shaped in small groups of 3-5 people, but also with some scenes developed by the whole group.
We will improvise material which we then hone down and develop, bearing in mind the questions of audience and content, and we feedback on each other’s work. The flexibility of the “empty space” coupled with the rich input of the participants’ research and personel experiences, creates an exciting piece of theatre that informs and entertains its audience.
Improvisation, imagination and working together are human skills that we shall all need in abundance. They are also skills that lie in the heart of creative drama and community theatre.
Every Wednesday evening from
March 21 – June 20 from 8 pm – 10.pm
Wednesday, November 29 form 6-10 pm
- one weekend on April 14&15 (most likely, dates are still to be confirmed)
- one weekend in May where we go site hunting – to be chosen together in the course
- Wednesday June 13 from 6 pm
- Thursday June 14 from 5 pm
- Friday June 15 from 2 pm (if possible)
Saturday June 16 & Sunday June 17
this year the performance will sight specific – at a special place that we come up with together in the course – could be the underground in Berlin, a park, a Berliner Hinterhof – you name it! Therefore the conditions( final rehearsal times/dates) are not completely fixed in stone yet, but we alter them on the go, if needed, so bring some flexibility
the course entails 50 hours of training & rehearsals
390€/340€ reduced (students/low income)
EARLY BIRD PRIZE: if you register and pay 100€ of the course fee (bank account receipt!) until March 1 2018: 350€/300€
if you have problems to pay the course fee all at once, we can find a monthly payment plan together)
photos from our lat Creating Performance Course in December 2016: “Of Ducks And Damage“
We will work with improvising, Playbacktheatre methods, maybe creative scene writing, story telling, creating choreographies and how to bring these little scenes on stage together to tell our own story.
The first weeks you get introduced to a new method every week and in the last weeks we will put the results together, create a performance and put it on stage. In the beginning of the course we will find a connecting theme like being an expat in Berlin, hope and fears, money, shame, the perfect life, our worst nightmares coming true….I am just making it up as I go, I am sure you will have loads of ideas yourself.
You will get some technical acting know how, dive into group work and the pleasure of showing your own material to an audience.