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Where the Voice Inhabits...
3 day intensive workshop with Barbara Dukas
Friday-Sunday, October 29 - 31, 2010
Friday 6-10 pm
Saturday 10-6 pm
Sunday 10-6 pm
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany
Where the Voice Inhabits...
The seminars of ‘body memory arousal’ refer to the behaviour of the human body prior to the conciousness’s or emotion’s entanglement.
They touch upon the domain of Theatre Anthropology, but they connect to many types of theatre, dance and various performances, solo or group behaviour, when human body is obligated to ‘expose itself’.
The training approach is based on the ability of the human body to produce sounds, that means emotions and situations, before the text comes, on its own energy power, and without any rational or psychological intervention.
The sound inhabites inside our body and not ‘somewhere out there…’
Years of work with deaf people have proved that with the proper guidance we don’t need the ear to hear our inner voice as sound has weight, vibration, and colour inside our inner cavities and could heal even some type of illness.
Civilization’s blocks, specially in our chest and pelvis,- these i personally and with humor, call ‘Froyd and Christianism ’ – usually block the body and consequently our breath and voice.
In this first approach training we can hear our voice as we never herd it before.
Having for the rest of our lives some special tips, we can relax in a few minutes, find our voice and breath, produce sound, and even if we are dancers and we are not suppose to talk on stage, our body could look different, more stable, more ‘open’,more ‘erotic’ and ready to be offered as a gift to the audience.
Some of these tips, greek actors learn, to confront big, open ancient theatres, and are obliged to replace the huge masks, ancient actors wear to multiply their loudspeaker. In our days that technology replaced everything, the emotion that human voice ‘nude’ in space can produce is the only irreplaceable sentiment.
Barbara Dukas is a director, actor and teacher. She has directed in Greece and abroad, theatre, dance and musical theatre. Existed founder and artistic director for 10 years [1990-2000] of Company Theatre Selanna She is active member of international networks that concerns the continuous training and education, as well as the distribution of cultural goods. She teaches in drama schools and seminars in Greece and abroad: Direction , as well as Acting, Ancient Tragedy and Theatre Anthropology, lately composed in the method Personal Development Training- holistic regard - for actors and dancers. From 2005 - 2008 collaborated with the Educational Group AKMI, in the address of Media and Audiovisual Study, and in the foundation and artistic address of Art Academy of MEDIA and PERFORMING ARTS . Having multi-annual experience from the artistic educational process in Greece and tabroad, seeks joint with collaborators artists and instructors to shared with educated a new, more intensive and specialised process of development and personal search, on concretely projects.
FEE: 60 Euro
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We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin - Wedding / Germany
Schwelle 7 – Cie. Felix Ruckert Berlin e.V.
Artistic & Managing Director: Felix Ruckert
Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz