THE WORKSHOP

Why does a scene work and another one does not?

What are the rules that make a scene having a drive that catch the audience?

Do you have have an idea for a performance but you don't know how to proceed or where to begin?

The workshop wants to give answers to these questions.

Paolo Nani will be your creative assistant, consultant, director, etc.

 

PROGRAM


The work is divided in three parts:


1st PART

TRAINING
Elements of acrobatic.
Elements of dance, choreography and exercises that challenge and expand our usual “myself”.

Intentions. Study of the actor's inner world.
What we can read in the eyes.
How to become "transparent" down to the smallest detail.


Voice and feelings, directed by actress and voice trainer Helle Mørch.

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2nd PART

STUDY OF THE RULES


A second part where we focus on the rules for a good scene.

That means:

THE DRAMATURGICAL GAME
Why does a scene work and another one does'n't? What are the rules that make a scene having a "drive"? Study of the Theatrical Games. Improvisations and games with an eye to discover the invisible rules of a good scene.
THE TIMING
Study of the tools that help one control the rhythm of the performance and maintain a vibrant contact with the audience.
THE STYLE
Learning to identify genres and blend different ones on stage. Watching different video clips with an eye to the style - from Pina Bausch to Ice Age, from Shakespeare to Shrek. Creating new genres by blending existing ones.
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3rd PART

THE CREATIVE PROCESS


What inspires me? How can I translate it into a scene?
In this third part, Paolo Nani works as creative assistant, providing his expertise to the creation of individual scenes, group scenes, etc.
The scenes can be proposed by anyone and will be discussed and elaborated together with Paolo. They can be ideas you take from home or ideas born during the workshop.
The goal is to train the ability to build situations that have a clear dramaturgy, style and a precise timing corresponding to the style - starting from a photo, from an idea, from a scenic image, a story, a video, a music, a character, etc.


BRING HOME THE SCENES YOU HAVE CREATED
The scenes produced will be made available to the students, as video recordings in mp4 format.