Golden 1984: Rawmatterial’s Workshop Chap. 3
‘We delved into a deep understanding of the text through a very intimate and honest work on ourselves.’ Participant’s feedback, The Actor-Creator, Chap.2, March 2013
The third phase of Rawmatterial’s Laboratory on Orwell’s 1984, introducing the actor as creator, is coming up in May and is a most exciting step. The actors, with a re-discovered scenic self, will make 1984 the object of their play. From deconstruction to composition, Orwell’s opus will reveal and be revealed.
Even if you have not attended the first two phases you can still apply and take the challenge: it will be of a huge benefit to you as an actor. At the end of this phase, the laboratory process might open its doors to an invited audience.
Sessions are led by actors and directors Maria Gaitanidi and Stéphane Poliakov from Rawmatterial. Their method of work is new to the UK and combines elements from two of the greatest Russian theatre practitioners Maria Knebel and Anatoli Vassiliev. The pedagogical approach aims at obliterating theatrical clichés, renewing the relationship to the poetic self of the actor in the world we live in today.
The workshop requires commitment, a hunger for experimenting on alternative artistic approaches, and a good sense of humour! Theatre professionals, actors, drama students and anyone interested are welcome to apply. Places are limited to 5 to ensure high quality of training both tailored to each participant’s needs and to the group as an ensemble.
When – 7-18 May 2013
10am-4pm every day, except Thurs 16 and Fri 17: 11am-6pm, and Saturday 18: 11am-5pm.
How to apply – Please send a CV with a brief note explaining why you want to participate to Sylvain at email@example.com. UK and international candidates are equally welcome to apply. Selected participants will be emailed details about what they have to prepare and other practical requirements. The spring workshop fee is £275 per participant.
Deadline for application – 25 April 2013
Where – 7-13 Melior Street London SE1 3QP
Founded by Artistic Director Maria Gaitanidi, Rawmatterial is an international collective of artists, who explore alternative performative approaches from various theatrical cultures. No matter the text, language, space or mean – an intense, fluid action will rise from the performers, inviting audiences/witnesses to an unexpected flow. Building on our UK performances and workshops, we are creating the first theatre studio laboratory within the UK that explores specific techniques from Russia, Poland, Greece, France and others. Find out more by navigating on our blog www.rawmatterial.org/blog