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August Monthlong Workshop
August 1, 2016 - August 27, 2016
1-27 August 2016
Monday-Friday • 10:00-17:00
Action Theater™, a body-based improvisation training, expands individual expressive range, builds ensemble perception, and offers performers a clear, structured form in which to play with abandon. The training elevates vocal, verbal, and physical performance artistry, hones awareness and increases personal vocabulary. We dive into the world of embodied presence and explore the agility of the imagination through exercises that are simple, playful, and challenging. We focus on the inescapable musicality of the moment-to-moment experience and the passionate movement, voice and language that originates from the body.
In this 20-day intensive training, we will work 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 4 weeks, developing the practice of improvisational performance. Each day includes a 3-hour practice session and 30 – 60 minutes of performing with individual evaluation and direction as to how to improve one‘s performance skills. The August Month-Long intensive training is modeled after the 20 Day Training detailed in the book, Action Theater, The Improvisation of Presence and gives participants an in-depth understanding of the fundamental concepts of Action Theater™. Additional to the exercises described in the book, Sten updates the teaching with his own research, contemporary neurological findings and somatic awareness training he finds essential to the further development of improvisation. Nowhere else can you find a training of this style, this length and this intensity. The course concludes with a public performance.
Sten Rudstrøm has worked for over 25 years with Ruth Zaporah, the creator/developer of Action Theater™. He worked extensively with Ruth on her book, Action Theater, The Improvisation of Presence. He began working with Ruth as an apprentice in 1986, completed at least 6 month-long trainings, two 3-month trainings, numerous shorter workshops and is a Certified Action Theater™ Senior Teacher.
900€/800€* if paid in full by 15 June 2016
Performance: 27 August • 20:00