In its second edition this
workshop will escalate from techniques for forming a character, towards
creating a final solo performance.
The workshop will be divided
in three theme-focused modules of five sessions each. The two first
modules will offer physical, emotional, and intellectual tools equipping participants
to create a 10-minute solo performance in the third module, which utilizes
all the elements offered in the previous modules. The classes and the development
of solo performances will be instructed and supported by professional director
and acting teacher Marcello Bosschar.
The workshop is 75% sponsored
by Østerbro Lokaludvalg and open to all. For registering, please send us a
short motivation letter by February 6th the latest! (see instructions below J).
of the three modules
1. Physical and vocal training/Preparation
In the first module you will be able to develop the
vClarity in vocal
vEnhancement on the
quality of overall well-being through stronger self-confidence and balanced
vAwareness of the
space and the body’s relation to it
vGeneral sense of relaxation
vLower levels of
-Rudolf Laban’s Movement Analyses,
-Tadashi Susuki’s Actors physical conditioning,
-Jaques Lecoq use of body in space, and
-Marcia Tannuri’s “The perception of the sound wave”
-and last but not least: Yoga for actors.
Homework will be given to follow up on and prepare topics of each class. The
homework will be of individual nature, focusing on observation and practice,
and might involve reading of key text material that will be handed in in class.
2. Le Jeu/ improvisational games.
In the second module you will be able to develop the
vFind the joy of
being on stage
vFind the game
vAccepting your role
within a group
people’s roles within a group
vSay yes to your
differences as an asset and not as a disturbance
vBe inspired by
other rhythms rather than yours
vFind new ways of
being/refreshing your way of being
Inspired by Mike Barnafather, Phillip Gaulier, Augusto Boal amongst others.
In this module homework will be all about group work. The participants
will have to meet outside class hours to practice. People usually utilize the
30 minutes slot before classes, to finish on-site your work or work on details
concerning the homework.
3. Creating a Solo Performance
These 5 last sessions will be utilized for the creation, execution, and
finally presentation of 10-minutesolo performances. As a participant of this
workshop you will experience the stage no longer as a student but as a performer.
may be presented to the classmates or to special guests, which will be agreed
in class in time and depends on the interests of the participants. The solos
will be worked simultaneously with supervision in all three areas before the
theme/ idea for the solo,
oIdentify which theatrical
tools will better serve your ideas,
oSelect and weave
methods and languages to be utilized such as Naturalism or Physical Theater.
nature of a Performance: Costume, props, etc.
oworking on a “final product” to be presented to an audience.
lead by the instructor Marcello Bosschar in two-hours session (kl.19-21);
available to participants one hour before every session (kl.18-19) as
opportunity for session preparation, including:
oRehearse scenes to
previous class, discussions, homework reflections, will be first amongst
participants (18.00-18.30), and followed by the presence of the teacher
on the module, participants will receive individual or group homework, either by
oral instruction or via handouts.
extensive hands-on theater experience as artistic director, author, and
acting instructor for government and private institutions in Scandinavia
and Brazil. Furthermore, he has pursued in depth theater studies by
world-class masters of contemporary theater. For a broader perspective on
Marcello's CV and activities, please visit his blog.
Marcello is theater director, writer, instructor, and board member at the
International Commedia School in Copenhagen, and also has been offering
workshops for non-actors at Novo Nordisk. In 2012, he co-founded “Body/mind
connections” creating two widely acclaimed workshops for theater acting and
The workshop is
designed to accommodate participants with a very diverse background in theater
and fluency in English language (reading, listening, and speaking). However,
since the curriculum is long, there are selection criteria for prioritizing
registration to committed and motivated participants.
ØThe workshop will
run on Wednesdays from February 20th to June 12th at kl.18-21.
The dates of the workshop are:
ØParticipation fee: 770 kr. for the entire workshop.
ØØsterbro Lokaludvalg subsidizes 75% of the running
costs of this workshop.
The registration covers the entire length of the workshop.
In respect for the organizers, other participants, and the funding granted
by Østerbro Lokaludvalg, participants agree to participate in all modules of
the workshop. If in doubt, please contact the organizers.
For registration, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 6th the latest, responding
with 2-3 lines in the two following questions:
vWhy you want to join
this workshop? What motivates your participation?
vWill you be able
and committed to participate in the whole workshop program?
We can have up to 20 participants and will be giving first priority to motivated and committed