The Makings of the Actor: Laban for Actors and in Acting

International Conference, Athens 8-10 January, 2021 Hosted by  Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation The Laban for Actors and in Acting is an International Conference held under the auspices of The Makings of the Actor, the Michael Cacoyiannis Foundation, the Labanarium and Hellinoekdotiki, organized by Post-doctoral Researcher Dr Kiki Selioni, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.   The Makings of the Actor is organising a series of conferences based on books…

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CISPA – International Conference

The conference has been rescheduled for 9-11 April 2021.  The Makings of the Actor Committee has decided to cancel the Copenhagen’s Conference The Makings of the Actor: Embodiment in Acting Practice 27-29 September 2020 at Cispa, Copenhagen, Denmark, in respect to Coronavirus. This is not an easy decision, but the health and wellness of our colleagues and participants is a top priority. We believe the early cancellation of this Event is…

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Live Streaming Performance – Kasper Ravnhøj – BEFORE IT AALL ENDS

DAY: Friday 11th September 2020 Time: 20.30 Athens Time Zone  Kasper Ravnhøj will be creating a performance that is shaved bareof any fluff and cut to the bone. A depiction of pure instinct in dance, of the brawls and light of life.A ripple of confessions through dance, convulsing through forebodings,oscillating between life and death, a performance created for a veryintimate experience between audience and dancer. Expect to walk away with a…

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Teaching Demonstration The Actor and Ensemble Composition: Lars Henning and 3rd Year students at the Copenhagen International School of Performing Arts

Day: Thursday Time: 14.00-15.00 Athens Time Zone Lars Henning Artistic Director Cispa (Copenhagen International School ofPerforming Arts) Denmark This presentation aims to demonstrate two key aspects within the CISPA approach to actor training: ensemble sensitivity and expressivity, both physically and vocally. By this we mean the sensibility of each performer in yielding their individual expressivity to the collective effort and flow, while maintaining awareness of the composition, of musicality, and the…

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Performance Seagull: noname

Premiere 15th of march, Dečje pozorište Subotica 2020 direction&scenography: Diagonal theatre Seagull Depressed clownery based on' Jonathan Livingston Seagull ' by Richard Bach This is the story of a person who once realized that she wasn’t living her life and that she cannot continue living like that. The person says, "freeze-frame! I want to understand where I’ve made a mistake," and plunges into the space of her inner self. And in…

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Vita Brevis by “Rodez” Theatre Group

Day:11th Friday September Time:16.30-17.30 A few words about the performance: “I was born to share love, not hate” said Antigone roughly 800 years before Codex Floriae was written. 2.500 years later, the question remains: why have we come on Earth if not to love and be loved? Could one of the most turbulent love affairs in the history of Christianity answer that? “I’m waiting for you, therefore you exist”. Vita brevis…

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Performance Lecture: DE-CODE:/MNEMONIC IN MOTION

Day: Thursday 10th SeptemberTime: 20.30 Research Project: Choreographing-Live-Archives: Dance, Ancestry & Storytelling as Creative Emergent Modes of Practice Vicky Spanovangelis A performance, dance and ancestry project fusing creative modes of performance practice with ethnographic and historical research.  DE-CODE:/MNEMONIC IN MOTION, is an experimental documentary film presented as a performance-practice lecture, exploring the researcher’s auto-biographical journey of tracing their family roots.  As part of the Choreographing-Live-Archives research project, and as a creative…

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Teaching Demonstration by Jake Harders

Friday 4th September   14.00-16.00 Athens Time Zone Jake Harders, Community Drama and Diploma Manager, RoyalCentral School of Speech and Drama, London (UK)Updated CV can be foundhere: https://www.cssd.ac.uk/staff/jake-harders-ba-ma-mphil Summary of workshopThe actor training work of Jerzy Grotowski placed the emphasis on thebody as the route towards the role, and indeed by extension towards selfknowledge. Since Covid-19, much actor training has been forced to migrate online to platforms such as Zoom. This migration poses…

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