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"That is what we want in our school, to open the doors of the creative spirit "
Michael Chekhov

Chekhov Training and Performance Ireland, run by Max Hafler and Declan Drohan, provides training opportunities in the Michael Chekhov Technique.

There is more about Chekhov himself on another page of this website, but from an acting point of view, the technique focusses primarily on finding character from the Imagination and the Body. It is a holistic technique which teaches us to unite body, imagination, voice and feelings.

As such the work embarked upon through the Technique can be truly transformational as well as being spectacularly useful from a performance perspective. 

Max and Declan and their International guests run both in the room (in Galway and Sligo) and online courses in the technique covering first principles as well as advanced courses in the work.

Check out the online course The Shakespeare Connection  run by Max Hafler and guest tutor Liz Shipman which begins on April 15th which looks at the role of the audience in the play and how the audience influences the play . We are working with Richard III!

Also our in-the-room classes include a one-day in Sligo by fellow director Declan Drohan for Creatives and Makers which looks at using chekhov technique in the wider creative palette! This also takes place on April 15th. 

Finally check out Declan and my discussion on the Three sisters, not Anton Chekhov's play but his nephew Michael's exploration of body sensations/feelings. The link to the video is in Resources. It runs 25 minutes. 

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