Workshops
Physical Theatre
with
Mina Tinaburri

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Physical Theatre Workshops Autumn 2018-Spring 2019 with Mina Tinaburri

 

The Neutral Mask and stage presence 24. & 25.11.2018
The Grotesque Body 8. – 10.2.2019
Mask Making - From Idea to Realization 20. – 25.2.2019
Physical Storytelling 9. & 10.3.2019
The Comical Body 18. & 19.5.2019

 

 

 


The Neutral Mask and stage presence

„There are actors to whom we don´t listen. They have handsome voices, an impeccable diction, are nice to look at and are entrusted with important roles. When they enter on stage, you are attentive and say „how beautiful he or she is“, aber after five minutes your attention is drawn by an unknown actor in a minor role who possesses this marvellous gift: „presence“. The first is a puppet, the second an actor“.
Charles Dullin

When we come forward to an audience, be it as an actor, a public speaker, a musician, a dancer or a performer, we are first of all – before we become the carrier of a story or of a character – a carrier of presence: a conscious body which moves in space and creates space around itself, which irradiates energy from the first moment it appears and immediately catches the attention of the spectator.

The neutral mask is an essential tool for developing the stage presence and body awareness in performer. It is through the perception of our own breath, of the feet, the pelvis, the spine, the head and hands that we will explore how we can consciously and purposefully use our main instrument, which is our own body, in order to grow into space.

The neutral mask raises awareness of what we communicate with our body posture, of quality of movement and of how we relate to space. It explores a new level of expression, a way of communication through gesture and the organization of movement in space. With the Neutral Mask, the actor explores the state of neutrality before any action, a state of receptiveness to everything around him. Free from dramatic expression, it is based on the state of calm, of availability, curiosity to the world. With no inner conflict, the actor's body reaches a state of silence and presence, available to the theatrical space.
The Neutral Mask focuses on the creative attitude of the whole body and increases the level of tension of the body. It was introduced for the first time in the pedagogy of theatre at the Theatre School of the Théâtre du Vieux-Colombier of Jacques Copeau and Suzanne Bing, at the beginning of the last century and later developed by Jacques Lecoq.
Target group: No specific or previous experience in Physical Theatre is requested.
For the training is requested to wear neutral black clothes with no embles or logos, to work barefooted or with non-slip socks and to bring a pair of black tights as head cover

Date: 24.-25.11.2018
Time: Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Sun. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: 145€/reduced 125€
Venue: Atelier für physisches Theater, Urbanstraße 116, 10967 Berlin

 

 

 


The Grotesque Body

The workshop is an intensive journey into the world of buffoons and Commedia dell´arte. A vision of the world with the caustic view of the grotesque in which laughter finds its highest expression.
The process of creation of a grotesque body and character will be supported and enriched by the use of the half Masks of Commedia dell'arte.
It will be used leather masks, papier maché masks handmade products from the Atelier für physisches Theater Collection.
Content:
- Physical Preparation: body and movement training focused on the physical Metamorphosis of the partecipiants and aimed to create a fictional and grotesque body. Archetypes and grotesque deformations in the characters of the Commedia dell´arte

The Half Mask: exploring the relationship between body, face and mask

The buffoons, their deformed bodies and their unruly soul.
Target group: no specific or previous experience in Physical Theatre is requested. Premises are good healthful, physical and psychological conditions, openness to life, movement, creativity, generosity in the play, joyfulness to experimentation and a certain winking selfirony.
For the training is requested to wear neutral black clothes and to work barefooted or with non-slip socks. Bring, please also a pair black tights as head cover and various wide used large clothes (hats, pants, skirt, sweater, shirts, cloth residues, etc.), large pillows and / or foam, safety pins, sewing kit.
Date: 8.-10.2.2019
Time: 
Fri. from 6 p.m. to 9. p.m.

Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Sun. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: 170€/reduced 150€
Venue: Atelier für physisches Theater, Urbanstraße 116, 10967 Berlin

 


Mask Making - From Idea to Realization

This pratical and inspiring workshop introduces the creative process of designing and making an expressive mask for use in performance.

Expressive masks are full masks in which the actor/the actress does not speak. The characters they represent are drawn from everyday life and shaped by everyday human comedy. A good expressive mask must be able to transform, to be sad, or happy, grotesque, funny or tragic and to manifest complex feelings.

Using a wide variety of materials participants will have the opportunity to learn the steps necessary to make a mask out of papier-mâché. During this six day workshop participants will be closely guided through the process of making an own mask, from deciding the character to clay modeling to papier-mâché to painting, finishing and padding the masks.

Content

Target: No special manual skills or arts experience are required. Just an interest in finding out about the mask making process.

Date: 20.-25.2.2019

Schedule: Working hours can be extended (depending on work process)

Wednesday, 20.2. 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday, 21.2. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, 22.2. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 23.2. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m
Sunday, 24.2. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, 25.2. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Costs incl. material:  390€/reduced 360€
Venue:  Atelier für physisches Theater, Urbanstraße 116, 10967 Berlin
Please note that the number of participants is limited

                                                                     

 

 


Physical Storytelling

The workshop explores the basic techniques of the storytelling from the perspective of the physical theatre, in order to enrich the physical vocabulary and the actor’s scenic presence and to improve his stage sensibility.

During the two days we will provide useful tools to create a tale, by exploring the techniques of a different language, the one of gesture, through improvisation, individual and group exercises.

Content:

(The "Tréteau" was the small trestle stage, a conveyable platform that the itinerant players of Commedia dell'Arte set up in the market squares where they performed, in competition with all the sellers who shouted to sell their goods).

Target group: The workshop is for performers, with or without experience in Physical Theatre, who want to develop themselves further as actors-authors and for participants who want to explore the world of physical theatre, movement and performance.
For the training is requested to wear neutral black clothing that does not restrict movement and to work barefooted or with non-slip socks.
Date: 9.-10.3.2019
Time: Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Sun. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Uhr
Fee: 145€/reduced 125€
Venue: Atelier für physisches Theater, Urbanstraße 116, 10967 Berlin                         

 

 


The Comical Body

„The comic is strictly a human phenomenon. A landscape cannot be a source of laughter, and when humans make fun of animals, it is often because they recognize some human behaviour in them. Man is not only a being that can laugh, but also a being that is a source of laughter“.
Henri Bergson: "Laughter, an essay on the meaning of the comic"

What makes us laugh? What can we laugh about? What makes an action or a body dynamic or comical? Humor, as a curious alchemy between creativity, method and mechanisms of movement.

The workshop is an intensive tour around the rules of physical humor and the creation of comical, absurd, humorous bodies à la Jacques Tati.

Content:

Date: 18.-19.5.2019
Time: Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Sun. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Uhr
Fee: 145€/reduced 125€
Venue: Atelier für physisches Theater, Urbanstraße 116, 10967 Berlin

Target group: The workshop is for performers, with or without experience in Physical Theatre, who want to develop themselves further as actors-authors and for participants who want to explore the world of physical theatre, movement and performance.

For the training it is requested that you wear neutral black clothing that does not restrict movement and to work barefooted or with non-slip socks. Please also bring various clothes and small accessories such as glasses, bags, hats to create character costume.

 

 

 

Application
To apply please send us together the application form a short cv stating your experiences (see application form).

You can send your application by Post : Atelier für physisches Theater / Ernitz-Tinaburri GbR, Naunynstraße 65 10997 Berlin or via E-Mail absurdacomica@gmail.com (PDF)

A down payment of 70 € is required for each workshop.

Bank account: Ernitz-Tinaburri, Berliner Sparkasse.

IBAN DE93 1005 0000 6011 2839 32 / BIC: BELADEBEXXX

Please note:
The application becomes binding after receiving the down payment.
You will be notified in writing as soon as the payment has been received and the place is secured. The reduced fee is valid for students and unemployed people upon presentation of appropriate documentation and also by booking 14 days in advance of the workshop start date. Any account balance remaining before the workshop begins is due by the start time of the first day of the workshop.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellation requests must be made in writing to Apt and received by post or email.
If you cancel more than 14 days before the date of the workshop, your workshop down payment is refundable, less a €25 administration fee. If you cancel less than 15 days before the workshop date, your down payment, less a € 25 administration fee, is refundable only when a substitute participant can be provided by you. There will be no refunds given 7 days and less before a workshop date and once a workshop has begun. To preserve this period the punctual receipt of the notice of cancellation by e-mail (absurdacomica@gmail.com) is sufficient. In the event that the workshop you have chosen is already fully booked or has been cancelled, the amount paid will be refunded within 7 working days. Further claims cannot be asserted.

Disclaimer: Participants assume full and sole responsibility for the risk of injury or other consequences from attending workshops and also agree that the organizer accepts no liability for loss or damage to their personal property or for injury to participants on or outside the workshop premises.

 

Workshop leaflet    (pdf, 302 KB) Application form    (pdf, 64 KB)

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