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* BACK IN PERSON: Acting Foundation Intensive  for aspiring talents/becoming actors/canidates for drama schools – November 22nd to 26th, 2021 ||  ** November: 2 Weekend Chekhov Technique: Imagination & Psychological Gesture with Kathrin Heuer & Marcus Kohlbach || Intimacy On Set with Ita O’Brien (London) postponed to February 2022 /Berlinale || On-Camera Acting Workshop with Eric Reis (NYC) || December: Acting Workshop with Sheila Gray (NYC) || *** Starting from October on we ask that all actors/actresses/students attending the classes at our studio space show proof of full vaccination or of being recovered prior to attending. Additionally we ask for a current test shortly before the first day of the workshop + we offer free tests during the workshops. ***
On-Camera Acting Workshop with Eric Reis (NYC)
November 27th & 28th; 2021 | 2 Days | In Berlin

This workshop is an introduction to the on-camera acting technique developed by Bob Krakower, one of the premiere acting teachers in the United States. Actors will perform scenes on camera, and discussions will follow. Topics include script analysis, auditioning, and self-tapes. The workshop is designed for advanced professionals and taught in English. [weiterlesen…]
Physical Characterization: Animal Work with Matthias Schott
October 23rd/24th; 2021 | 2 Days | In Berlin

Animal work is a wonderful tool for creating a physical life different from our own and essential work in our quest to create a character. We base our work on animal movements and behaviour through detailed observation…Examples film/theatre: JERUSALEM (Mark Rylance), TAXI DRIVER (Robert De Niro), THE GRADUATE (Anne Bancroft), THE GRADUATE & DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Dustin Hofman), PRAVDA & THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (Anthony Hopkins), MAGNOLIA (Tom Cruise), THE MASTER (Joaquin Phönix), THE GODFATHER & STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Marlon Brando), YOJIMBO & SEVEN SAMURAI (Toshiro Mifune), Hauptrollen in „IVAN THE TERRIBLE“ von Sergei M. Eisenstein and many more [read more…]
Chekhov technique with Kathrin Heuer and Marcus Kohlbach
2 weekends: November 13th/14th & 20th/21st; 2021 | 2 Days | In Berlin

Can be booked separately or together: WE 1 Workshop topic – imagination. In this workshop we approach imagination and gain insight into the power of inner images. Once we accept the self-existence of the figures, we can get in touch with them on the basis of a specific artistic task. [read more…] WE 2 Workshop topic – psychological gesture. By getting to know psycho-physical exercises, we become familiar with Michael Chekhov’s technique and his ideas of how to train the body of the actor. On this basis, we deepen our work and dedicate ourselves to the different centers of the body, which give us a rich scope for inner and outer experience to broaden our space for creative play…[read more…]
Acting Foundation Intensive with Matthias Schott
November Monday, 22nd to Friday, 26th; 2021 | 5 Days | In Berlin

We create a basis for your further work as an actor. Stanislawski and various english and american developments of his methods of Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg offer you a framework to learn the most important aspects of the art of acting. Improvisations, exercises and scene work that will stimulate your imagination and ability to transform, in order to be able to act convincingly in front of the camera or on the stage. [read more…]
Acting Workshop with Sheila Gray (NYC)
December 13th to 17th; 2021 | 5 Days | in Berlin

Recognized for her work in series such as ‘Sex and the City‘, ‘The Sopranos’ among many others; Sheila Gray will be in Berlin conducting an acting workshop. Exercises and Scene Work. This workshop will be a survey class of tools an actor can implement while rehearsing and performing with an emphasis on film technique. Since working in film is an intimate process with the camera picking up subtleties we will focus on how to develop privacy in a public setting and how to create a rich internal life and inner dialogue that the camera will then pick up. [read more…]

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