Fantastic Realism (A Michael Chekhov Acting Workhsop)
Yes, Michael Chekhov is coming to Montreal. Hard to believe, but true! Well, at least his Acting Technique is coming, in the form of a workshop.
We've teamed up with Lionel Walsh (Professor as part of the BFA Acting Programme at the University of Windsor, as well as Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) to bring some Fantastic Realism exercises your way. Developed from Michael Chekhov's own work in engaging the actor's physical self as well as their imagination, these exercises aim to inspire character, create relationships, and interpret text. (Basically, they're great new tools to add to your "creator" tool belt.)
Michael Chekhov (1891 – 1955), nephew of the playwright Anton Chekhov, is recognized as one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. At the Moscow Art Theatre, the collaboration between Stanislavsky, Vakhtangov, Meyerhold, and Chekhov led to a theater that was bold, expressive and imaginative. In their work they searched for objective principles that would lead to inspired acting.* Today, practitioners and teachers all over the world continue to work with and develop Chekhov's principles, helping the tools evolve to support the ever-changing medium of storytelling and performance.
Actors, directors, writers, dancers: creators of all kinds are more than welcome! We don't have a lot of spots available, so send us an e-mail quick as you like to be a part of what is promising to be a very creative weekend.
Can't wait to hear from you!
- Turnbull (Founder/AD)
*Thanks to MICHA for this little sum-up!
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