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SITI Company (US) teaches Suzuki and Viewpoint

02 Dec
Sted: KHIO 02.12.2019-07.12.2019 10:00-15:00

Skuespiller- og danseralliansen har sammen med KHIO invitert SITI Company fra New York til å holde workshop i Suzuki og Viewpoint.

   Fotograf : Megan Hanley

About the techniques and training philosophy:

The Viewpoints and the Suzuki Method are two distinct methods of actor training, used in building and staging SITI productions. Company members have been trained by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki and are uniquely qualified to introduce other theater artists to these challenging and innovative methods.

Developed by internationally acclaimed director Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga, the Suzuki Method’s principal concern is with restoring the wholeness of the human body to the theatrical context and uncovering the actor’s innate expressive abilities. A rigorous physical discipline drawn from such diverse influences as ballet, traditional Japanese and Greek theater, and martial arts, the training seeks to heighten the actor’s emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage. Attention is on the lower body and a vocabulary of footwork, sharpening the actor’s breath control and concentration.

A technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with—time and space—into six categories. She called her approach the Six Viewpoints. SITI’s Anne Bogart and our company members have expanded Overlie’s notions and adapted them for actors. The Viewpoints allows a group of actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively, and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement and makes ensemble playing really possible.

The workshop will be divided into two daily sessions: Suzuki and Viewpoints with a short break in between.

                             09:00 – 10:00 Open Studio, if anyone wants to warm up or strech before the workshop.
                             10:00 – 12:00 Suzuki

                             12:00 – 13:00 Lunsj
                             13:00 – 15:00 Viewpoints

The workshop finishes on the 7'th, with an open presentation / training and a leachture with SITI Company. Time TBC

SITI Company is an ensemble-based theater company whose three ongoing components are the creation of new work, the training of young theater artists, and a commitment to international collaboration. SITI was founded in 1992 by the legendary Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theater in the United States through an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration. It is through the dialogue between Suzuki and Viewpoints, two very distinct yet complementary approaches to the art of acting, that the philosophy and technique of SITI Company is continually explored, revitalized, and articulated. One of the most important aspects of SITI’s work is the teaching of their training techniques to actors and theater artists. In addition to teaching these workshops, SITI members are on the faculties of such institutions as The Juilliard School, New York University, and Columbia University. Read more about: SITI Company

Criterias for participation    - Open to experienced professional participants: Actors and dancers.
If you have any questions about the workshop, send an e-mail to rudi@skuda.no
You will have to be able to attend all 6 days of the workshop.
The workshop is physically demanding and can be hard on the legs and knees. Please let us know if you have
                                                  any physical concerns that might affect your participation, and if so, how you plan to take care of your body during the workshop

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