Gob Squad (DE/GB)

This is a workshop aimed at anyone who wants to present themselves on stage:
performers, actors, dancers and also visual artists or writers
who have an interest to be on stage but have not yet tried

A few years before Gob Squad was founded, almost 30 years ago, one of the performers auditioned for a place at drama school. During an audition they said to her:
“Have you ever actually been in a theatre? Because what you are doing here has nothing to do with acting – you’re just playing yourself!”. She didn’t get the place, and went on to found the company with other like-minded non-actors. In Gob Squad’s work, everyone always plays themselves. Roles are sometimes tried on or tried out briefly, but like a child in an ill-fitting mask, the real person is always visible behind it, with their hopes, desires and insecurities.

In this workshop, two members of the collective will share some methods for putting themselves into their work, blending the personal, political and performative. The session will explore Gob Squad’s approach to text, improvisation and game-play.

 


The workshop will take place
– at Teatro Out Off (via Mac Mahon 16 – Milan)
– in English language
– if reached the minimum number of participants

Cost € 60,00. Registration deadline 14 March 2022.

To apply fill in the form click HERE


 

GOB SQUAD is a bisexual, binational and bilingual (English/German) art collective. They have been devising, directing and performing together since 1994, working where theatre meets art, media and real life. Gob Squad have been looking for new ways to combine media and performance, producing theatre, video installations, radio plays, interactive live films and urban interventions.
Founded in Nottingham in 1994, while its members were still at Nottingham Trent and Giessen Universities, Berlin has been the group’s creative home since 1999. The main members are Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost and Simon Will. Other artists are invited to collaborate on particular projects. The group is managed by Eva Hartmann.

 

pic. Garrett Davis / Capture Imaging

WORKSHOP DI INTERPRETAZIONE
PER ATTORI PROFESSIONISTI

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

L’attore e la scena, dal testo all’azione.

Quando un attore/performer ha raggiunto un livello di consapevolezza tale da rendere il proprio corpo espressivo, liberare la voce e costruire in modo intenzionale un personaggio sulla scena, allora è pronto per un confronto nuovo e per dare vita a un inedito sé in termini performativi.

ZONA K e Teatro Franco Parenti presentano un percorso di formazione tenuto dall’artista Claudio Tolcachir, protagonista indiscusso della nuova scena argentina e regista pluripremiato a livello internazionale. Un workshop in cui sperimentarsi attraverso esperienze di recitazione e rappresentazione scenica, collettive e in solo, al fine di accrescere le proprie potenzialità attoriali.

A chi è rivolto il percorso formativo:

  •  20 attori professionisti che abbiano voglia di affinare le proprie doti attoriali e recitative – costo € 180.00
  • 10 uditori che desiderino entrare in contatto con questo mondo secondo una modalità meno diretta ed immediata – costo € 60,00

Quando:
23 e 24 Novembre ore 11.00 – 18.00 (pausa pranzo compresa) + 25 Novembre ore 10.30 – 13.30

Dove:
ZONA K, Via Spalato 11, M5 ISOLA.

Il workshop è tenuto in lingua spagnola con traduzione in sala.

Le iscrizioni corredate di CV devono pervenire entro e non oltre il 16 novembre all’indirizzo info@zonak.it Per info chiamare il numero 393.8767162.

Pic by Mariana Eliano

 

 

Il workshop nel dettaglio

La proposta didattica formativa approfondirà le seguenti tematiche:
– Come pensare una scena.
– Come scoprire all’interno di un testo le chiavi di una specifica e vasta evoluzione del personaggio. – Come trarre vantaggio dalle linee d’azione fornite dal testo per conferire verità e credibilità al personaggio e alla scena.

Il principale nemico di un attore è la recitazione, se essa si pone davanti all’azione del personaggio, apparendo così come una semplice rappresentazione. Affrontare la sottile, ma enorme differenza tra azione e recitazione, tra essere e mostrare. Rappresentare un pensiero o un’emozione o realizzare un vero processo di pensiero che produce un’emozione genuina nata nel qui e ora che la scena propone. L’idea è di pensare a un attore indipendente, capace di mettere in campo strategie per proporre e risolvere le scene; un attore dotato di armi necessarie per realizzare le sue idee e di malleabilità tale da incorporare le proposte della direzione e trasformarle in motori propri che arricchiscono il lavoro.

L’analisi del testo dovrebbe servire come una guida, piuttosto che come un panorama insondabile che genera impotenza. I personaggi e i loro diversi strati di verità, contraddizione, menzogne e transizioni prendono forma da un’analisi profonda e pratica allo stesso tempo, in unione con le diverse sfaccettature del performer, creando una vera mappa del personaggio.

In relazione all’azione dobbiamo definire quale significato reale abbia quella parola per noi. Se concordiamo che la realizzazione del carattere consista nella modifica di sè o dell’altro, quindi questo è il suo obiettivo, scopriamo che l’azione è un asse che organizza il nostro modo di pensare e agire. L’emozione deriverà dal naturale scontro tra l’obiettivo del personaggio e la sua opposizione, in aggiunta alle circostanze umane che la compongono, ottenendo così un’emozione genuina e non forzata dalla performance.

Obiettivi ed esercizio fisico

Analisi del testo
Lavoro di gruppo per analizzare le scene che si presenteranno, riferendole alla pratica scenica.

Azione, i risultati dell’analisi del testo vengono trasferiti al corpo.
Esercizi sperimentali sul corpo (verbi motori nel corpo – verbi motori nel testo).
Esercizi di comunicazione e relazione (attraverso esercizi verbali focalizzati sulla comunicazione e sulla relazione con l’altro).

Pratica scenica
Lavoro sulle scene preparate in seguito all’analisi del testo, con l’inserimento di esercizi fisici adatti all’interpretazione scenica. Gli esercizi specifici vengono proposti in base alle difficoltà che si presentano al momento della messa in scena delle azioni performative.

 

Andy Field (GB)

“One-to-one performance is like knocking on a stranger’s door (…) unsure of what I will find on the other side, what world I will stumble into and what worlds will stumble into me”.

Andy Field’s works are unusually formal and interactive, inviting us to consider our relationships with the spaces we inhabit and the people around us.  Over the years he has created art projects in theatres, galleries, warehouses, multi-storey car parks and city streets.

His interactive performances are designed to involve different audiences: whole families, as in the case of the successful Curious Creatures presented at the Natural History Museum in London, which saw, in 5 days, over 6,000 participants, or involving the individual spectator, as in the case of Lookout, a one-to-one and site-specific performance made in collaboration with a local primary school.

Co-director of the arts organisation Forest Fringe, he is also a guest lecturer at Royal Holloway University and the author of publications for The Guardian, The Stage and Contemporary Theatre Review.

Young and eclectic Andy Field devotes a significant part of his work to the active involvement of young and very young people.

 

Meeting organised with the support of the British Council.
In English with translation

 

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LOLA ARIAS

Can art be a way to revive the past? How do reality and fiction overlap? What does the expression documentary art imply? What kind of writing processes allow for this kind of project?

 

Through videos and materials from her works, Argentinean director Lola Arias talks about her experience in the field of documentary art and interdisciplinary projects using theatre, cinema and visual arts over the last decade. Arias addresses different aspects of the genesis and development of her works, where she problematises the relationship between aesthetics and politics, reality and fiction, artwork and social experiment.

 

Darren O’Donnell

Telling by involving: the seminar on participative theatre

This training seminar is for whoever wants to gain some advice and innovative strategies to develop site-specific and participative plays, that can be both provocative and original.

The work is based on the active involvement of people (not actors) of different ages and social context.

Artistic director and founder of the Canadian Mammalian Diving Reflex (considered the international expects in this area, always present at the most important international theatre festivals) Darren O’Donnell will guide you in the ideation and test of small performative actions based on his method: social ago puncture, designed to explore and systematize innovative devices to interact with the public.

The seminar in in English, with Italian translation, and is free.

To participate you should have a strong interest in this social practice. Experience is not necessary.

At the end of the seminar, who is interested can produce and send to ZONA K a participative theatre show to realize in Milan (following some parameters set out by ZONA K) to participate at the residence selection of ZONA K 2019.

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Darren O’Donnell is a novelist, essayist, playwright, director, designer and performer. His books (published by Coach House Press) include: Haircuts by Children and Other Evidence for a New Social Contract (2017), Social Acupuncture (2006), which argues for aesthetics of civic engagement, and Your Secrets Sleep with Me (2004), a novel about difference, love and the miraculous. His stage-based works include White Mice (1998), [boxhead] (2000), and All the Sex I’ve Ever Had (2012), all produced by Mammalian. Darren was the 2000 winner of the Pauline McGibbon Award for directing and has been nominated for a number of Dora Awards for his writing, directing, and acting, winning (with Naomi Campbell) for their design of White Mice. His play [boxhead] was nominated for a Chalmers Award and he received a Gabriel Award for excellence in broadcasting for his CBC radio piece Like a Fox. Under his directorship, Mammalian won the 2010 Mayor’s Arts Award for Youth, and his Mammalian Protocol for Collaborating with Children was awarded the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children Supporter Award in 2012. Darren has an MSc. in urban planning, a BFA in acting and studied shiatsu and tradition Chinese medicine at The Shiatsu School of Canada. Follow Darren on Twitter: @darrenodonnell Instagram: @o.darren Periscope: @darrenodonnell Snapchat: photoshine