Micke's Workshops

Ihave made a small specification of the different workshops I teach. All workshops are more or less individualized and can be adapted for each group or their wishes. It is also possible to combine different workshops. That is why there is no specific length for them. They can take anything from a few hours to days or weeks. That is up to each group or buyer.
Down below I have tried to explain what every workshop contains to give a clearer picture of what I teach.

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We base our work from the unique training methods of the Theatrestudio, a training where we aim to reach the inside of the actor, his expression and imagination through the body and the voice. Each participant can learn a form of training which they later can use either in the group or in other contexts.
All theatre is based on the actors sensual and physical presence. With the foundation in the Theatrestudio training we are working with a form of theatre that has its most important expression in the body and the voice. The object is to find the immediate connection between the actor’s bodies, voices and inner life that reaches straight out to the spectator.
The classical old masks, the precise technique and the crazy energy are the starting points when we work with Commedia dell’Arte, we also learn some theory in order to put things in to perspective. We are looking for the kind of humor that is built on direct response and large bodily impulses instead of clever ideas.
This is an lecture that I have held for at least 15 years. Through the years it has taken anything from 45 minutes to 9 hours We go through the origins and the beginning of the Commedia dell’Arte, a little specific history from the Renaissance, the form now and then, the masks, a few concepts and terms, a little about the great troupes from its time etc.
We are working with different easier acrobatically actions in order to put them in a theatrical context. Focus is on the theatrical – how to narrate using acrobatics or how it works as a surprise. We also build up an acrobatic imagination.
Full or half mask; character, Commedia dell’Arte or neutral mask; we can work with different kinds of masks. We start from the beginning and make masks of plaster and castings from the participant’s faces or go straight to the masks we will use.