This 3-week-workshop is a journey, inviting a group of young people who love theater to explore stories and movements. It is about self – exploration. It is about telling who you really are at one moment and what your world is like. And it is about passion to inspire others to authentically express what they want to share with the world.
Artmove – Pareidolia (Movement workshop for young people)
In his notebooks, Leonardo da Vinci wrote of pareidolia as a device for artists, writing:
If you look at any walls spotted with various stains or with a mixture of different kinds of stones, if you are about to invent some scene you will be able to see in it a resemblance to various different landscapes adorned with mountains, rivers, rocks, trees, plains, wide valleys, and various groups of hills. You will also be able to see divers combats and figures in quick movement, and strange expressions of faces, and outlandish costumes, and an infinite number of things which you can then reduce into separate and well conceived forms.
In the workshops, we play with similar ideas and incorporate critical thinking into the process, searching for the context, theoretical knowledge and analytical skills.
Practical Sessions: Creating performance
The aim of these practical sessions is to broaden various performance techniques through exposing and training the physicality of the performer and deepen the artistic competence and theatrical abilities. Dramaturgy and theatrical composition will be introduced in the progression, always offering participants the possibility of applying the acquired knowledge and testing their ideas on stage in front of an audience. The final outcome will result in performance in theater to the public. The performance will be recorded and shared to wider viewers.
Four sessions per week (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)
Each session is 3 hours (6-9 pm)
|May 2 – May 20
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Location: MMAG Foundation
Time: 5-7 pm
Physical Storytelling, warm up games
Discussion: get to know each other, explore one’s own personality
Exercise: creative movement as a form of expression
|Session 2 – 3
Introduction: physical exploration of the theme, improvisational technique
Exercise: movement exercise based visual stimuli.
The example is used in the sessions, explore our tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation on a nebulous stimulus, in this case, the peeling wall and its pattern, trying to experiment with ideas of observation, discovering mood information, eliciting thoughts or feelings of respondents that are “projected” onto the ambiguous wall patterns, imaginations, ect.
Discussion & Script writing: co-building the written materials based on the movement exercises
*a story or a series of stories will be chosen at the end of the sessions serving as the basis for the production of the performance.
Storytelling and creating characters
Discussion & Sharing: discuss about the above mentioned story or stories, experiment with creating characters based on the story
Movement lab: use different tools found in improvisational dance to attend to the physical, mental and emotional body with the hope of creating unity in the individual and the recognition of our relationship with others.
|Building scenes, developing the performance
|Scenography, technical theater development, developing the performance
Location: Al Mashni theater