Together we might achieve something more beautiful, honest and truthful –
which puts our attention on what is important about being a human in a community.
This physical acting class is perfect for beginners to advanced levels of acting. In fact both levels really support each other in learning new skills.
October 3 – December 5 2018
10 week acting course
every Wednesday at Atelier für physisches Theater 6 – 7.45 pm
TRY OUT EVENING October 3 ( 15 € )
What works on stage? Why? What can I do to enhance my stage presence, what makes encounters on stage interesting to watch? what tools can I use?
Here you shall find out!
This 10 week course is a classical physical acting training through simple encounters on stage – that enable you to create and understand physical improvisation as a working ground for scene creation as well as character creation & development.
In this course we use the very precise physical art of acting taught by Jaques Lecoq – integrating animal studies, children studies and mask play and turn it into a usable way of instantly facilitating it for your improvisations on stage.
These skills will be a useful base for classic dramatic acting as well as for improv.
We will work with hightened energy levels (creating stage & character presence), explore the precision of physical expressions, the economy of movement, motor of action and social masks by exploring the different moments of people meeting on stage – in direct improvisations as well as in collective dramatic creations.
We also put a focus on general improvisation skills that will enable you to build a scene together with your fellow actors.
“You bring a brick and I bring a brick. Then together we build a house.” Del Close
This time we start by simply entering the stage, creating the space, work with the rhythm of pauses, stillness, actively listening to the moment and let that moment inform us about what is going on on stage – what kind of relationship is happening when two people meet randomly.
Every change of energy, every emotion present, your facial expression – informs us about what is. All we need to do is let it be there without changing anything and let it inform us about what is about to happen next.
All is already present.
Just like in real life – only under a magnifying glass in the purity of an empty space. Pure relating is what we all long for and everyone of us has an instinctive recognition for what is real – in life and on stage – when there is nothing to distract us.
Step by step we will build up skills that add up to a more and more complex performance.
These playful approaches of dramatic improvisation create a depth of human encounter that we all long for as human beings in our daily lives. When performers truly commit to a scene, they take care of each other.
This course is suitable for beginners and people with advanced acting skills. The sessions are building on each other.
Price: 190 € / 160 € students, low income etc.
I attended this wonderful course last year. What we learned is much more than stage work. We learned about presence, being creative and expressive, and how to be here and now. That means reacting to our partner out of listening in the moment and not out of an idea in our mind. Saying “Yes” – to the moment. Always useful, no? very recommended. – merav gur arie, berlin
Communication through physicality, not just mind, and an enhanced appreciation of just “being” in the moment, interconnected and intermingled with other beings and bodies- unattached from all else, past and future.
Both a solid foundation for future work, and also a deeply meaningful way to spend an hour-forty-five each week. A joy. Nelson Farber
‘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