20 hr IPAN Weekend Exchange: 2, 3 May - 10:00-21:00
The IPAN Weekend Workshop is a 20 hour Intensive Theatre Program. Ten Workshop leaders will be gathered from around the globe to exchange specialized techniques in the form of 2 hour workshops. This Event will be open to a limited number of participants interested in taking these workshops & sharing in an Intercultural Theatre Exchange.
Sat 2 May
1 hr IPAN Introduction: Sama Ky Balson - 10:00- 11:00
An introduction to the aims of the International Performing Arts Network (IPAN). We will discuss the creation & continuation of Intercultural theatre and meet all international workshop guests.
The ﬁrst workshop will be a yoga warm up. We will enter simple yogic postures to connect us with breath and movement, to ground ourselves and arrive in a space of growth and openness. http://www.sohum-yoga.com
2 hr i.Q-Quantum Theatre: Ira Seidenstein - 12:00-14:00
i.Q - Quantum Theatre applies a speciﬁc set of techniques based on a unique blend of Eastern & Western theatre practices, enabling the actor to clarify universal principles of acting regardless of previous training. http://www.iraseidenstein.com/
Psychophysical Image training is a combination of theatre actor training systems drawn from Kalarippayatt, Kathakali, Kootiyattam, Noh theatre and meditational practices.This workshop introduces physical exercises invoking awareness that produce a qualitative state of readiness.
2 hr Rhythm/ Voice: Johannes Steiner - 16:30-18:30
We will learn to control our breath and resonance, ﬁnd correct body posture while singing and speaking and play with rhythm patterns based on body percussion.
2 hr Comedia Del Arte/ Mask: Carlos Garcia - 19:00- 21:00
Take mask play to new heights by exploring movement, metamorphoses and timing. By bringing life to each mask, we will discover the mask’s archetypal characters through improvisation and the interaction between actor and audience. http://www.solodellarte.blogspot.com http://www.teatropunto.net
Explore the heights and the depths of your voice during this Roy Hart Voice Workshop. Search for the delicate balance between solid technique and imagination by grounding our breath and opening our bodies.
In improvisation we plunge into the unknown and create drama from seemingly nothing . Explore how to create meaningful change on stage by drawing on character archetypes that we encounter on the Hero's journey of classic mythology. hhtp://www.improacademy.com
2 hr The Present Moment: Doug Howe - 14:30-16:30
Through a series of physical and psychological exercises, this workshop will explore ways to become more present and ‘sense’itive to the moment. Combining various training methods from Grotowski to Bogart, participants will discover how to release expectation and embrace the present moment. http://www.theinternationalists.org
2 hr Red Nose Clown: John Beale - 16:30-18:30
This workshop begins with exercises and games to wake up our child-like play pleasure. Then, graduate to Red Nose - the smallest mask in the world. The purpose of the nose is not to hide you but to reveal you. http://www.rednoseclown.net
2 hr Bouffon: Eric Davis - 19:00-21:00
In the world of Bouﬀon, the audience is the joke. Bouﬀons rejoice in making a parody of the audience’s values and ﬂaws. Explore connecting with the audience, create complex physical characters, play upon contrasts of theme & rhythm, and be present & captivating. http://www.redbastard.com
THEATRE WORKSHOPS: PROGRAM WEEK 2- 10 MAY
The Workshop program oﬀers you a list of possibilities. Take individual workshops and select your theatre program “A la Carte” or the “Theatre Menu” options. See above for workshop descriptions.