April -June Online courses
WE HAVE TO BE FULL OF MUSIC.
Rhythm, Tempo, Colour and Wholeness
Four sessions online with Max Hafler and Guest Declan Drohan
4.00 – 6.00 (27TH AUGUST – 17TH SEPTEMBER)
This quote from Michael Chekhov highlights the idea that we need to treat our plays like a piece of music and we want to explore this using the short play by Yeats, CALVARY. Made up with Chorus of Musicians , spoken solos and duets, Calvary is an ideal piece to explore this aspect of the Chekhov work. Rhythm, Tempo and a Feeling of Wholeness which comes from feelings, images, form and the direction of energy, gives our performances life. Harnessing this energy is crucial to creating work on both stage and film and making connection. For performers, directors and explorers.
COST 80 WAGED/ 60 part time/ 45 unwaged
APPLICATION - NO SMALL PARTS.
Application :No small parts. Working with small roles in plays and films.
A modicum of experience of the Chekhov technique (no more than 12 participants)
4 Sessions : tutor Max Hafler
27TH SEPTEMBER – 18TH OCTOBER
4.00 - 5.30
There is a well known saying, "There are no small parts, only small players." Small roles in plays or films can be an extraordinary problem for an actor and yet the majority of us are in that situation. Our ego tells us we have loads to offer and yet we have to fit into this project with energy when we may have only a few minutes stage/screen time. Yet our contribution can be enormous and telling under the right circumstances. Looking at Brecht, Shakespeare, Chekhov and a modern TV script, we will explore and share this dilemma using the Michael Chekhov technique to find the balance.
COST 60/45/ 35
Climbing Into the Language. Working with Chekhov Technique and Voice
10-30. – 16.30
Working with Keats’ Ode To Autumn, we will be exploring the poem by ‘climbing into the language ‘ – a wonderful expression by one of my participants this year. Working with atmosphere and several of the techniques I have developed over my years as a director and voice teacher which mix Chekhov and voice training methods. We will rediscover the power of the word, its direction, colour and atmosphere both alone and then in phrases.
A limit of ten people for this workshop
35/employed 20 unwaged