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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.

We are doing a one day in the room class  entitled, Holding On and Letting Go ,with Declan Drohan and Max Hafler on May 27th 10-5 in Galway , cost 60€. it explores  exploring bodily sensation/feelings to access material. 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.  

Our next online offering is Polarities of Being which shows how we can explore Transformation through polarities in a scene, a speech,  a character's journey or a whole play. 

 We are half way through The Shakespeare Connection  run by Max Hafler and guest tutor Liz Shipman  which looks at the role of the audience in the play and how the audience influences the play . We are working with Richard III!

Look out for our in the room weekend workshop in August!


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