"That is what we want in our school, to open the doors of the creative spirit "
NEXT UP In the Room Jan 20th and 21st 10 - 5 University of Galway, Ireland - Be Here Now! An exercise in presence!
A TWO DAY LIVE, IN THE ROOM EXPLORATION OF THE LIVING ART OF THE ACTOR THROUGH THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV TECHNIQUE.
Exploring the core elements of :
The participant will move from skill exploration to lab application. Michael Chekhov said that “Actors Are Magicans”. Find your way towards making that happen for yourself.
Remind yourself that the Actor is an Artist
Who are we?
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.
Declan and Max have recently returned from a symposium with the Independent Chekhov Studios Coop, an extraordinary period of research with many of our colleagues working in the very studio where Michael Chekhov ran his American school.
Our current course, run by Max is The Quest for Character working with Imaginary Body, Image centres, Psychological Gesture and House of Beauty, all fabulous tools for creating a whole character. (6 week course, one workshop per week) For more details on this go to Autumn Courses! email firstname.lastname@example.org
Declan, in the meantime is the guest tutor with Lenard Petit from the Michael Chekhov acting Studio on Performance Lab from November 1 - 23rd once per week limited to people with some Chekhov experience.
Online in January
"Your approach has given me so many new ideas and ways of thinking about the work. And your prowess as an online instructor is rare - I appreciate the thought you put into how to translate this work into the cyberscape and make it resonant and vivid."
Anne Tromsness - Actor and Teacher
Anne Kelly Tromsness
Theatre artist and educator
Member, Actors' Equity Association
Acting Instructor, SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities
Spark Curriculum and Training Advisor, ArtsGrowSC