Agenda

Comprehensive training winter 2019 Natalie Yalon, Boris Rabey, Marjolein Baars, Catherine Delasalle / from 07 January 2019 to 30 March 2019 - Brussels Belgium

Registration is now open for our Comprehensive Training : The art of the actor/ January-March 2019
The course is structured as a series of 12 week sessions or intensives. Each intensive meets five times a week. The training develops in a way such that the actor achieves ever-greater levels of psycho-physical awareness and sensitivity and, at the same time, deepening his practical knowledge of acting craft.
The course is aimed at artists in the performing arts who wish to improve their performance, and to renew the approach to their art. It focuses on the quest for a radiant and liberated stage presence in order to achieve a life that is deeply authentic, exhilarating and fascinating.
These training course offers an advanced technique derived from Michael Chekhov and Russian and American acting practices. Extremely simple, fast and efficient, it is based on the radiation of the presence, the receptivity and imagination of the body. It provides a magnetic performance featuring an impressive energetic force and variety ranging from tragedy to burlesque, from epic to realism.
By activating a continuous flow of acting, the memory of sensations and the investigation of a purely physical imagination, this technique allows the actor to achieve a high degree of psychic and emotional mobility in the lightness and joy of personal expenditure.
This approach, which is deeply sensitive, intuitive and playful, is based on the conscience and the full and sincere experience of the present via the imagination.

Content

1. Working on the physical instrument
Everything starts with the setting in motion of the body, since the moving body is what the public sees. The aim is to make the body as sensitive as possible in order to make it receptive to the subtle nuances of the person’s inner life, and able to express them.

The work is also based on vocal exploration, as this practice focuses on the body and its full range of expression.

Energy: This principle can be understood as the life force that animates the body. Mastery of its radiating power greatly increases the quality of the actor’s presence, making his/her acting magnetic.

Imagination: This element is essential, since all potential lies in the ability to imagine. It allows a person to cross over the threshold of everyday life and to explore the world of the creative artist.

Concentration: This awakens a more intense power than that exerted during everyday consciousness. This faculty helps develop the wonderful feeling of intense presence in the here and now.

Incorporation: This faculty, which derives from empathy, allows one to project oneself into an image and to become one with it; it therefore constitutes a key principle in transformation. It is based on the sharpening of receptivity and psychic mobility.

2. Working on the role : characterisation
This comprises learning about characterisation tools such as the imaginary body, imaginary centres, the psychological gesture and archetypes. These tools allow the actor to identify and understand who is playing the role, and to make the right choices when creating the character.

Practical details
Price: 1800€ (1300€ + 500€ deposit fee)
Contact and admission : studiochekhov(at)gmail.com
Phone number: 0475 36 12 74
Schedule: from January 7th to March 30th 2019, Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Location: Cellule 133, 133a avenue Ducpétiaux, 1060 Brussels.

The birth of the clown with Marjolein Baars / from 05 April 2019 to 09 April 2019 - Brussels Belgium

The clown wears a small visible mask: the red nose. It also wears a bigger, non-visible mask: its character.
How each one of us relates to the clown archetype and incorporates it, brings about a unique character and clown logic.
In Birth of the Clown, we explore during 5 days the clown character and principles, and work towards the birth of your clown.

MARJOLEIN BAARS (1958) 

I love people, acting, playing and creating (possibilities). Working from what Michael Chekhov calls the ‘creative individuality’ is central in my work and the world of clown is an everlasting inspiration to me. I am trained at the mime school in Amsterdam and specialized in the Michael Chekhov acting technique and clowning since 1992. I am on the faculty and the board of MICHA, founding member of MCE and have been the artistic director of the Tsjechov Theater Studio till 1999.Through tiny hero productions, De Stichting Koffer or MCCNL I create projects and trainings in which art and society meet and actual social issues are addressed through cooperative creative action that enables people to be Ready to Act. I teach and play performances (tailor made) in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Lithuania, Turkey, Australia, the US and Russia.

PRACTICAL DETAILS

Date and time : from April 5th till April 9th, from 10 am till 5pm.

Price : 350 €/300 € early bird fee (registration and payment of the deposit fee before January 31st 2018).

Location : Cellule 133a, Avenue Ducpétiaux 133a, 1060 Brussels.

Organisation : Michael Chekhov Studio Brussels. 

REGISTRATION

Please describe your personal statement of motivation for participation, and send it to studiochekhov@gmail.com. Upon your admission to the master class, we will send you a confirmation email with detailed information about payment, along with deadlines and other practical information about your participation. Applications are registered in order of receipt of the registration form. Your place will be confirmed by email as possible. Your application is definite and irrevocable. The fee is non-refundable.

The Studio

The Michael Chekhov Studio is an international centre for training in the performing arts, situated in Brussels at the heart of Europe.  It offers performing artists advanced training based on the organic truth of acting, the radiance of the presence, the mastery of energy and the sharpening of the imagination. It is based on the psycho-physical practices of Michael Chekhov and Lenard Petit. The studio works in partnership with the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio New York.

NATALIE YALON

artistic director, actress, acting teacher

Belgium

First Prize in Drama from the Royal Conservatory of Liège, and a graduate in Philosophy from the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles).  She specialises instage productionand Russian theatrical pedagogics in Russia: in Moscow’s Gitis (the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts) and the Vakhtanghov Institute; her teachers are Vladimir Skoritz, Andrei Droznin, Boris Rabey, Slava Kokorin.  She is also following an intensive training programme at the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York with Lenard Petit.

http://www.studiomichaelchekhov.org/

NATALIE YALON

artistic director, actress, acting teacher

Belgium

CATHERINE DELASALLE

voice teacher, Feldenkrais teacher

France

Songwriter and performer born in Paris. She travels a lot, and has many jobs before starting a career as an ambassador for French songs in Flanders. Alongside her career as a songwriter, she is interested in the voice in all its forms, and participates in many experimental projects. For many years she has been putting poetry into music and writing her own lyrics. The meeting with the Feldenkrais method offers him the ideal framework to develop his experiences, to continue to evolve and to start teaching. She has taught at the Lassaad International Theater School, at the Brussels Conservatory of Music, and conducts numerous workshops and workshops in Belgium and abroad.

http://www.catherinedelasalle.be/

CATHERINE DELASALLE

voice teacher, Feldenkrais teacher

France

BORIS RABEY

stage and film director, acting teacher

Russia

Boris Rabey graduated from The Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and from the State Institute of Culture, Moscow. Specialization: Directing of the Dramatic Theatre and Performance Pedagogy, under the direction of Maria Knebel (Stanislavski’s last assistant). Artistic Director of the « Masterskaya » Theatre (Moscow).
He has been invited to teach Master Classes and has staged over 30 productions in countries including Russia, France and Belgium.

He has been invited to teach at the Conservatory of Liège and at the Royal International Summer Academy. He regularly teaches at The Russian University of Theatre Arts .

Since 2006, he has directed over 10 serial dramas for Russian TV.

BORIS RABEY

stage and film director, acting teacher

Russia

MARJOLEIN BAARS

stage director, acting teacher

Holland

She works as an actress, clown, playwright, teacher, director, coach and curriculum designer. She is artistic director of tiny hero PRODUCTIONS, member of the board MICHA (Michael Chekhov Association), founder and member of MCE (Michael Chekhov Europe) and Michael Chekhov Center NL (MCCNL) and artistic director of De Stichting Koffer and co-creator at Panassembla.

Marjolein creates original theatre work and gives workshops, master classes and performances in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, England, Italy, the United States, Lithuania, Russia and Australia since 1986. She specialised in the Michael Chekhov acting technique and clowning and has worked this way since 1992. She finished her post graduate studies Art in Society in 2005 and created projects and trainings for artists and people in other working fields (like people living and working with dementia) in which art and society meet and the creative and dramatic principles are applied to empower and to stimulate leadership in people. She loves working with people, questions and obstacles that address creativity, acting, drama and imagination in the broadest sense. The ‘creative indi-viduality’, as Michael Chekhov addresses it, is central in her work.

MARJOLEIN BAARS

stage director, acting teacher

Holland

INBAL YALON

actress, acting teacher

Belgium

Following drama courses at INSAS in Brussels, at the Conservatory in Liège and Leipzig, and at Vassiliev's school in Moscow, Inbal Yalon has been an actress and a stage director for over 15 years. She is also a teacher and a coach for actors. She has worked with numerous stage directors in Belgium as well as in other countries. Having a Master in Linguistics and Foreign Litterature, she also translates litterary works or art-related texts.
Further, she is the co-author of Sex Politex, and the author of “L’histoire ludique et détaillée du Clitoris” (The Clitoris’ Playful And Detailed History), which she stages and plays in Belgium and abroad.

INBAL YALON

actress, acting teacher

Belgium

LENARD PETIT

stage director, acting teacher

USA

Lenard is an actor/director who resides in New York City. He has been working in the the theater for thirty years collaborating with other artists to create original works for the stage , cinema, and television. He has directed plays and performance pieces on and off Broadway and in as well as out of the United States. As an actor he has performed in some works of such notable directors as Julie Taymor, Meredith Monk, Richard Foreman, Ping Chong, and many others. Mr. Petit is the Artistic Director of The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio. As one of a handful of teacher students trained by the original members of Michael Chekhov’s Theater School his knowledge of the technique coupled with his gifts have brought him to be recognized as one of the foremost teachers of this technique in the world.

As a member of the international Michael Chekhov Association, he has been invited to teach Master classes at the Moscow Art Theater, The International School for Film and Television in Munich, Helsinki University, as well as acting workshops in Denmark, Amsterdam, Madrid, Berlin, Zurich, London , Riga, and Irkutsk Siberia. For the past 14 years he has been teaching Chekhov Technique in the MFA Acting program at Rutgers University.

LENARD PETIT

stage director, acting teacher

USA