WORKSHOPS

THE CHAIR

The chair as a discipline of knowledge.
We will learn about this technique in depth and observe the benefits of working from a place of less tension. During this workshop we will work on different phases of the chair technique and instrumental exercises.

Chair work ( stage 1 ): What is the chair and how does it work?
By consciously listening to your body and with guidance from the teacher, you will flow through the images and emotions that are emerging due to actively releasing tension. We will work on the creation of a resting space or neutral state and we will raise our awareness of our voice as part of creating an Integrated expressive movement (this is a movement where the whole body works as one, so the voice, body and mind are all one and create an expressive movement).

Instrumental Exercises (I): Frente a Frente
This exercise is done in groups of three. Two students will be sitting opposite each other saying their lines and another student will observe them. We will observe how being present and connected with our partner constantly makes us change and adjust ourselves as well as the place from where we act. The observer will give the two students feedback, which will enable them to become aware of how tension affects their work as actors.

Chair work ( stage 2 ): Images and letting go
We will work on forming simple images in the mind, which will help the students to evoke real emotions in the present moment, instead of working with complex ideas. We will pay special attention to the importance of letting go of the work created in the chair and learning how to return to a neutral state. We will also work with thoughts and habits, which can prevent the actor from remaining completely focused on the work.

Instrumental Exercises(II): The Empty Chair
The students need to choose a person they conflicted within their personal lives. During this exercise, we will bring back this conflict by imagining the other person sitting in the opposite chair. The student will start an imaginary monologue with the person they conflicted with, constantly switching between themselves and the other person. We will physically and mentally move between two different thought processes.

About the ChairBOOK WORKSHOP

THE CHAIR

Course date: TBC

The chair as a discipline of knowledge.
We will learn about this technique in depth and observe the benefits of working from a place of less tension. During this workshop we will work on different phases of the chair technique and instrumental exercises.

Chair work ( stage 1 ): What is the chair and how does it work?
By consciously listening to your body and with guidance from the teacher, you will flow through the images and emotions that are emerging due to actively releasing tension. We will work on the creation of a resting space or neutral state and we will raise our awareness of our voice as part of creating an Integrated expressive movement (this is a movement where the whole body works as one, so the voice, body and mind are all one and create an expressive movement).

Instrumental Exercises (I): Frente a Frente
This exercise is done in groups of three. Two students will be sitting opposite each other saying their lines and another student will observe them. We will observe how being present and connected with our partner constantly makes us change and adjust ourselves as well as the place from where we act. The observer will give the two students feedback, which will enable them to become aware of how tension affects their work as actors.

Chair work ( stage 2 ): Images and letting go
We will work on forming simple images in the mind, which will help the students to evoke real emotions in the present moment, instead of working with complex ideas. We will pay special attention to the importance of letting go of the work created in the chair and learning how to return to a neutral state. We will also work with thoughts and habits, which can prevent the actor from remaining completely focused on the work.

Instrumental Exercises(II): The Empty Chair
The students need to choose a person they conflicted within their personal lives. During this exercise, we will bring back this conflict by imagining the other person sitting in the opposite chair. The student will start an imaginary monologue with the person they conflicted with, constantly switching between themselves and the other person. We will physically and mentally move between two different thought processes.


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