THEATRICAL BIOMECHANICS OF MEYERHOLD is an exceptional opportunity for actors, dancers, singers, acting teachers and stage directors interested in advancing their further knowledge and experience in the training work of new methods of theatre art based on a system of actor training developed by Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874–1940) – BIOMECHANICS.
This highly intensive six-day master course will help to finesse the understanding of Theatrical Biomechanics of Meyerhold. Participants will learn and practice the foundation exercises of the 7 Biomechanics principles of the construction of the action and will approach the Classic Etudes.
- Physical Training: Working on the strengthening of the actors’ physical possibilities, working on the dynamics of the body within the space, on the study and exploitation of the forces that surrounded the actor’s body;
- Learning the pedagogical principles of Theatrical Biomechanics of Meyerhold;
- Learning the principles for the construction of an action;
- Application of the principles for the construction of an action in Dramaturgy.
The work will be based on the working literary material of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” Improvisation, rehearsal procedures, working on the text, and learning how to apply the exercises/tools when working on a character for a monologue or scene will be practiced, performed, and critiqued.
Participants will have an opportunity to share their artistic work at presentational showcase and symposium on the open-air theatre stage and in Chekhov’s theatre yard at The State Literary and Memorial Museum of Anton Chekhov in Melikhovo.
OUR MASTER COURSES IN MELIKHOVO WILL STRIVE TO UNEARTH AND UNFOLD EACH PARTICIPANT’S UNIQUE POTENTIALITIES AND SUPPORT PARTICIPANTS AS THEY REFINE, THROUGH PERSISTENT AND DEDICATED WORK, THE CREATIVE PROPOSITIONS THEY HAVE EACH BROUGHT TO THE WORK.
Only 15 participants will be selected. The day by day PROGRAM for THEATRICAL BIOMECHANICS OF MEYERHOLD will be available two weeks before the Master Course commences. The total teaching hours are 32. (please note that rehearsing and preparation hours for the work are not included)
This offering is proudly presented in close collaboration with International Center of Theatrical Biomechanics of Meyerhold (Italy).