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Tidligere kursus 2012

The DAYS - Reykjavik

The Danish Actors Association and The department of Continuing Education are arranging a joint tour to the DAYS august 22-27.

The tour will consist of 2 days' workshop and participation in the overall program of the Days including different performances an one day sightseeing in Iceland.

The overall theme of the Days is “The creator in Nordic Performing Arts”. The workshop leaders are Kai Johnsen (NO), She She Pop (GER), Mårten Spångberg (SE), Jón Atli Jónasson and Jón Páll Eyjólfsson (ICE), Tyre Tønnessen (NO) and Ellen Lauren (US).

The events of the DAYS will be:

  • The first “stop” of the “Nordic drama price train”. Readings of five pre-selected Nordic drama plays open to the public. The train will be a joint project of the Nordic theatre union and partners and will continue throughout the other Nordic countries during the season 2012 – 2013.
  • Meeting point events for performing artists and directors/presenters from Nordic countries as well as 20 presenters from around the world.
  • Two key note panels focusing on artistic work which addresses real-time events in society and the place of performing arts politics and current events.
  • Over twenty artistic events
  • Six two-day workshops for Nordic performing artists on the theme of THE CREATOR in the performing arts.

FESTIVALS

Two performing arts festivals will be held in Reykjavik during the DAYS. Lokal- international theatre festival which will offer Icelandic and European performing arts productions and Reykjavik Dance Festival which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The artistic events of the festivals are independent from this funding application but a close collaboration will be between the Nordic DAYS and the festivals, on other aspects.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

The workshops are designed in such a way that they reach as wide a spectrum as possible from the playwright to the dance maker, the actor to the group as a creator. The workshops will be lead by a mix of Nordic and international leaders to introduce as many aspects of the performing arts/ideas/methods of the western world theater as possible to the participants.
The workshops are an important part of our overall aim, to exchange knowledge and experience across the art form, its genres and generations, as well as bring novelties to highlight. The concept and definition of the “author” will have a specific focus; who have been, are, or will be, THE CREATORS in the performing arts?

Workshop 1

Kai Johnsen (NO) Educated as a stage director at The National College of Dramatic Arts and The University in Oslo. Has directed 50 plays in leading Norwegian and foreign theatres, amongst them more than ten world premieres of plays by Jon Fosse. Kai is the artistic director of The Development department at Dramatikkens hus (National Centre for New Writing for the Stage) in Oslo, Norway. The centre is a pioneer in providing development and new competence for performing artists in new writing. Kai Johnsen will during the workshop raw up on his experience in developing new writing for the stage. Further information: ww.dramatikkenshus.no/pub/dramatikkenshus/utvikling/?&mid=1855    

Workshop 2

She She Pop (GER) is a performance collective based in Berlin. Founded in 1998 by graduates from the applied theatre studies course in Giessen, She She Pop currently has seven permanent members: Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou and Berit Stumpf. Their art deals with responsibility and risk. It is a place where performing the self and presenting the art of the everyday bring with them challenges that each of us must rise to. This will be the subject of their workshop. Further information: www.sheshepop.de/english/about-us/

Workshop 3

Mårten Spångberg (SE) is a performance related artist, choreographer and theoretician living and working in Stockholm. He has been active on stage as performer and creator since 1994. He has thorough experience in teaching both theory and practice. Between 2008 -2012 he was a director of the MA program in choreography at the University of Dance in Stockholm. In 2011 his first book "Spangbergianism" was published. The workshop will introduce on a practical as well as discursive level the foundations for choreography as an expanded practice. Choreography as an expanded practice opens for the possibility of choreography as an autonomous capacity, choreography in itself and as such, a detachment from dance, appearance and expression. Further information: www.martenspangberg.org/node/7

Workshop 4

Jón Atli Jónasson and Jón Páll Eyjólfsson (ICE) are members of Mindgroup, a group of European theatre makers working in the realm of experimental theatre. Mindgroup is an umbrella foundation that discards traditional roles within the theatre hierarchy. In Mindgroups productions everyone is credited for artistic direction such as directing, stage design and writing. In the workshop they will present their working methods particularly those they have developed during the trilogy: You are here, The good people of Iceland and Zombie Tests and transmissions. Further information: www.mindgroup.me

Workshop 5

Tyre Tønnessen (NO) is a theatre director and associate professor at The Norwegian Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has directed various work at leading Norwegian theatres. Tyre is a member of the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Program and has reseached how “The Method of physical actions” (The Stanislawskij-tradition brought futher by Tovstonogov) can be used in theathre. Her workshop will centre around those methods, using texts of Ibsen. Further information

Workshop 6

Ellen Lauren (US) is North America’s foremost teacher in Suzuki
method of actor training and Viewpoints. The Suzuki method's principal concern is with restoring the wholeness of the human body and voice to the theatrical context and uncovering the actor's innate expressive abilities.  
Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation which  allows a group of performing artists to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement for the both individual and ensemble. Ellen Lauren is associate artistic director of the SITI Company and an ongoing guest artist, for the past 16 years, with the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCoT) under the direction of Tadashi Suzuki. She has taught and performed all over the world.  Her workshop will centre on the Suzuki method and Viewpoints.
Further information: http://www.siti.org/whoweare.htm#lauren

The workshops are open to artists of all AGES and all forms; playwrights, dance makers, actors, devised creators – any artist working within the performing arts.

The Danish participants for the workshops will be sellected by Performing Arts Iceland, Denmark DANSK ITI, The Danish Actors Association and the Continuing Education.

Those artists selected for the workshops will receive:
• Accommodation during the Days
• Lunch during the two workshop days
• Free festivals pass to all artistic events

Selected Danish artists will have to pay  2000.- DDK for travel and confirmation fee
 

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