The 1st phase in the exploration of Orwell’s 1984 is now completed. Our participants have been amazingly open, ready to experiment and question their prejudices. Thank you for having joined our path. A great thank you to the Poetry Place who offered their sunny, quiet space. We are already excited about the continuation and our General Manager Sylvain is working on the organisation of the 2nd phase due to take place in late February, early March 2013.
Meanwhile Rawmatterial is planning other surprise events because Not Acting is Unconsciousness!
Feedback from participants:
‘Definitely the ‘non character’ approach and the monologue which starts from you on ‘core’ words on the text will be useful for my future preparation for auditions and camera works.’
‘Overall I learnt that this way of working with the material makes it very much alive for the actor, as new questions about the meaning are constantly arising, and the work and actor in turn become more alive.’
‘In terms of working as an actor, it has made me more aware of my own potential in creating material, rather than responding to a director’s interpretation or vision. It has made me aware of my potential as a creator.’
‘ I believe that I experienced something different in terms of how to work with material and the space and a partner doing improvisation. The explorations that I both witnessed and participated in made me reflect back on the actor’s presence, organicity, the “real” and the “pretend” play, what is preparation and where it happens in the actor’s body? Mind? Imagination? Loooots of questions!’