Michael Chekhov Europe

Workshops

"As Michael Chekhov’s pupil, I learned more than acting... Every time he spoke, the world seemed to become bigger and more exciting... Acting became an art that increased your life and mind."

Marilyn Monroe

 

MCE offers workshops in Germany, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Lebanon, Russia, and Israel. Other countries may follow. Working language is English. On stage, participants may act in their own language.

 

Michael Chekhov Europe Training

Our educational programme Michael Chekhov Europe Training covers the whole Chekhov Technique in six modules and one individual project. The full programme can be achieved within two years. It is possible to enter at any module. You can also take individual workshops. Feel free to come to the workshop of your choice!

Module 1: Making Contact: Living Images: Body – Imagination – Emotion
Module 2: The Moving Space: Atmosphere – Creative Individuality – Play
Module 3: Psychological Gesture: The Spine of the Character: Objectives – Qualities – Archetypes
Module 4: ‘Me’ is The Other: Transforming into the Character: Imaginary centres – Imaginary body
Module 5: Communion with the Audience: Giving – Receiving – Sharing
Module 6: The Architecture of Performance: Improvisation – Composition – Style
Project: What I have to say! Applying the technique in your own artistic working field

The Training Programme has been created by MCE founding members Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Suzana Nikolic, and Jesper Michelsen. It is taught by a faculty of 20 teachers from different countries (see below).

Download Programme:  michaelchekhovtraining
Further information:  Michael Chekhov Europe Training

 


 

Michael Chekhov Europe Training

Workshops 2019

 

The Architecture of Performance
Zagreb, Croatia, February 6-10, 2019

with:
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia
David Zinder, Tel Aviv, Israel

Improvisation as art is the core of the creative process. It includes curiosity to take risks, to open up for the unknown and surprising as well as the skill to shape the given material – may it be text, movement, music or space. Creating and rehearsing a play, choreography or a musical score, needs a strong sense for rhythm and tempo. This is where Composition comes into play: “In nature and art, there are mathematical laws and principles that structure and balance form.” (Mala Powers) This Feeling for Composition creates contours and gives the expression of ideas, dialogues, movements, shapes and colours a deeper meaning and visible form.

StudioChekhov Croatia / MCE Training module 6
Costs: 450,-- € / 420,-- €
Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu
www.studiochekhov.hr

 

Living Images
Making Contact – Body – Imagination – Emotion

Rome, Italy, March 4-8, 2019

with:
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany
Jan Oberndorff, Hamburg, Germany

Our lives make a difference when we connect, when we make contact. In order to make our work on stage authentic and alive, we need to get into contact with both our inner images and our emotions within seconds. Images are the core of the actor's creativity, the fuel of ideas and emotions. How do we create images? And how do we embody images, make them physical, so that we can share them with the audience?

MCE Training module 1 / costs: 320,-- € / 270,-- €

Further details:
Informaiton about the workshop
info.michaelchekhovrome@gmail.com
www.michaelchekhov.eu

 

Introduction workshop

Sligo, Ireland, March 2019: 1-2 days TBA

with:
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia

 

Chekhov and Meisner

Vienna, Austria, March 29-31, 2019
with:
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia
Dunja Tot, Vienna, Austria

 

Making Contact
Body – Imagination – Emotion

Istanbul, Turkey, April 6-10, 2019

with:
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany

MCE Training module 1 / costs: 420,-- € / 390,-- €
Further details:
www.kumbaraci50.com
www.michaelchekhov.eu

 

The Breathing Space
Atmosphere – Creative Individuality – Play

Hamburg, Germany, May 15-19, 2019
with:
Lenard Petit, New York, USA
Olivia Rüdinger, Hamburg, Germany
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany

In this module we explore the space of a given play. What happens when we dive into the writer’s world and allow ourselves to be surprised by its specific dynamics, energy, language and space? Michael Chekhov’s concepts of “Atmosphere” (“the soul of every piece of art”) and “The Feeling of Ease, Form, Beauty and the Whole” will guide us through this exploration. The workshop will combine the Chekhov Technique with Wilhelm Reich’s approach to organic breathing.

Chekhov International School at SfSH / MCE Training module 2 Costs: 450,-- € / 420,-- €

Further details:
Informaiton about the workshop
www.michaelchekhov.eu
www.sfsh.de/fortbildung/chekhov

 

Space and Atmosphere

Beirut, Lebanon, June 5-9, 2019
with:
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany

MCE Training module 2 / costs: 350,-- € / 300,-- €

Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu
vanessa.issa@live.com

 

 

Acting from your Imagination

Yerevan, Armenia, July 18-21, 2019
with:
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany

The moving body creates endless images which are our most basic working material on stage. In this workshop we will explore how we call up images from our imagination and use them to develop bold characters and scenes. We will learn how we can embody these images in our creative work, and how they affect the emotional life of the character. The Chekhov Acting Technique provides actors with a variety of tools for characterization through transformation. We will explore how this transformation is anchored by Chekhov's most important contribution to the art of the actor – the Psychological Gesture.

MCE Training module 1

Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu
nanorp@gmail.com

 

‘Me’ is the Other: Transforming into the Character
Tel Aviv, Israel, July 21-25, 2019

with:
David Zinder, Tel Aviv, Israel and team

“All true artists bear within themselves a deeply rooted and often unconscious desire for transformation.” (M. Chekhov) The “Other”, i.e. the character in a play, is always bigger than the personal experience of the performer. Michael Chekhov therefore asks us to look at the differences between the character and ourselves rather than at the similarities. If we dive into the inner and outer world of this other person, we will discover a whole new world.

MCE Training module 4 / costs: 420,-- € / 390,--€

Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu
dzinder@yahoo.com

 

11th Michael Chekhov International Summer Academy
The Psychological Gesture

Groznjan (Istria), Croatia, July 29 – August 4, 2019
with:
Olivia Rüdinger, Hamburg, Germany
Jesper Michelsen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany

The Psychological Gesture is a psycho-physical movement that awakens the actor’s inner life. It serves as a key to the essential features of the character and enables the actor to express and embody the character’s objectives. Stirring our will power, the Psychological Gesture gives the will a definite direction, awakens feelings, and gives us a condensed version of the character and his/her relationships. In the summer academy we will explore the natural flow of our breath and how it creates bold characters through gesture and movement.

MCE Training module 3 / costs: 450,-- € / 420,-- €

Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu

 

The Moving Space
Izmir/Sirince, Turkey, August 14-25, 2019

with:
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany
Burcu Halacoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

MCE Training module 2

Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu
www.tiyatromedresesi.org

 

Chekhov Technique for Film Acting
Communion with the Audience


Hamburg, Germany, October 5-9, 2019
with:
Hugh O’Gorman, Long Beach, California, USA
Suzana Nikolic, Zagreb, Croatia
Olivia Rüdinger, Hamburg, Germany

Whatever we create in front of the camera, we are creating not for ourselves but for others: for the audience. We want to give. “We give our body, voice, feelings, will, imagination – we give a form of pulsating art to life itself.” (M.Chekhov) The workshop explores how to use the Chekhov tools like Inner Gesture and Movement, Radiating, Atmosphere, in a typical film setting. Actors need to know how to infuse every moment with life and imagination. So, when developing a part for film or TV, what are our intentions and aims? What do we have to give to our audience? Do we enjoy giving? Are we generous?

Chekhov International Autumn School at SfSH / MCE Training module 5 Costs: 450,-- € / 420,-- €

Further details:
www.michaelchekhov.eu
www.sfsh.de/fortbildung/chekhov

 


More workshops will be offered in:
Moscow (Russia): February 2-8, with Jobst Langhans and Feodor Stepanoff
Montevideo (Uruguay): March 18-23, with Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Jan Oberndorff, and Leticia Scottini
Istanbul (Turkey): June 17-21, with Metin Balay, Jobst Langhans, and Ulrich Meyer-Horsch
Tokyo and Osaka (Japan): April 28 - May 6, with Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Tomofumie Akie and Mio Sugie
Taipei (Taiwan): July 2-8, with Ulrich Meyer-Horsch and Kim Chen
Zagreb (Croatia) with Suzana Nikolic and team Details to be announced.

International faculty and guest teachers:
Suzana Nikolic (Croatia), Ulrich Meyer-Horsch (Germany), Jesper Michelsen (Denmark), David Zinder (Israel), Jobst Langhans (Germany), Asa Salvesen (Finland), Lenard Petit (USA), Sol Garre (Spain), Olivia Rüdinger (Germany/USA), Joanna Merlin (USA), Ted Pugh (USA), Sarah Kane (UK), Marjolein Baars (Netherlands), Jessica Cerullo (USA), Ragnar Freidank (USA), Hugh O’Gorman (USA), Jan Oberndorff (Germany), Craig Mathers (USA), Anne Gottlieb (USA), Cynthia Ashperger (Canada), Jörg Andrees (Germany), Dawn Arnold (USA), Burcu Halacoglu (Turkey), Elsa Valentim (Portugal).

The complete Training Programme is also taught at:
StudioChekhov Croatia (Zagreb); Chekhov International School at SfSH Hamburg (Germany); Yeditepe University Istanbul (Turkey); Taipei Theater Lab (Taiwan), and ITI Singapore.


  

 
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