photos: Francesca Magini
this weekend’s theme:
PRESENCE – shine on stage and in your life!
Welcome to a weekend of relaxation, fun, empowerment – where you can let loose and regain connection with yourself and others.
What enables you to be completely present to the current moment?
Presence can mean different things to different people, can feel unique in your own body – but you will most likely feel a sense of alertness, a physical awareness of being present in your body and /or in your mind. If we find this energy within us, then we can also use that on stage or the other way around – use the workshop space and stage to train up for every day life.
Imagine what it means for you to be fully present:
- In a conversation with a loved one or another human being?
- In a situation where someone asks for help/support
- In your job
- On stage
- In sitting on a chair
- In standing
- In lying on your bed just before falling asleep?
- In your voice – when you talk ?
- When you listen
- When you do yoga?
What do these situations have in common?
Let´s explore it.
And then we dive a bit deeper: We all come with topics from our everyday life. We bring our strengths and our innate personal talents that we very often forget to connect with along the way.
Through showing and contributing our strengths into the group, they reflect back on ourselves through the other members of the group and we can look at them from a fresh and new perspective.
We live in a time, where we are constantly bombarded with information from all direction that cause all kinds of sensations and our attention is caught somewhere all over the place – changing from one moment to the next.
To refine our strengths and presence in a group of likeminded people has a very empowering effect. Practicing with different theatrical techniques supports us to let our own presence, on stage and in life, shine.
We will use our training as a ground for more relaxation and connection – on and off stage. From this relaxed point of view a great openness emerges and everything is possible.
We will play with all kinds of theatre methods, and also use some of our own life themes, that are related to the workshop theme to have a look at and bring them into contact and on stage. Let’s be gentle with ourselves and see every moment as an invitation to explore and play.
As a plus, Yoga coach Claudia Lamas offers you to link the creative process of acting with a dynamic yoga class in the morning, one hour before the theatre workshop.
Theatre Workshop times:
Friday, May 11th , 6 –9 pm
Saturday, May 12th, 11 am –5 pm with 1,5 h break
Sunday, May 12th, 11 am–4 pm
Included in the package:
14 hours of theatre workshop
2 hourse of morning yoga
Certificate of attendance
deep relaxation combined with joyful encounters
Price: 200€ / 150€ (reduced for students or low income)
Early Bird Price until April 11 – 160€ / 120€ (arrival of workshop fee on bank account)
Morning Yoga Warm Up
Saturday, 10–10.45 am
Sunday, 10-10.45 am
Linking the creative process of acting and theater exercises with yoga means using the high level of attention that is promoted and activated by yoga asanas for your own playing. The special method of the Iyengar Yoga with its concentrated and vigorous dynamics in taking postures and leaving them again, creates a physical as well as mental relaxaion and is therevore particularly suitable for this. Claudia Lamas’s morning yoga practice will support developing the mindfulness for your own body. We will gain the necessary distance for our theatre practice from the sometimes never-ending stream of thoughts, which determines our everyday life.
Former experience in yoga is not required. Mats will be provided.
For further information, see: Claudia Lamas Yoga
‘The acting courses I did with Inka were on one level what I expected them to be; creative and a lot of fun. But because she is such a gifted and experienced teacher, during the classes she also guided us away from staying only on the surface of a situation and began to show us the depths that acting can reach to. This was the element I hadn’t expected; the transformational nature of the work. For myself and other people on the course, I saw shifts in levels of shyness, hesitation, body-language, trust, connection, intuition, communication, confidence, and the wonderful quality of playfulness. What I had always suspected about acting turned out to be true; it can cause real change.’ Fionnuala Devlin, Songwriter