Christine Schmalor

The Beauty of Dialogue

artistic encounter with our cultural potential

With this seminar, I would like to invite you to discover the beauty of dialogue.

I would like to invite you to revive a seemingly forgotten cultural technique. After all, dialogue was born on stage – but it doesn’t have an easy life there today. For many years we have mainly seen monologues, even when many actors are on the stage together. The monological structure, which is critically addressed on the stage by many as a human and social phenomenon, has gradually become the performing norm itself. Post-dramatic texts promoted the monological existence on stage to such an extent that the culture of dialogue has evaporated.

It is time to rediscover and revive the art of dialogue. In contrast to monological introspection on stage, dialogue is the path to new insight and freedom. It is one of the most beautiful abilities of human beings to exchange spiritually. Even more, we are talking about the flow of energy.

Dialogue is a powerful tool in communication that releases enormous forces; they can hurt, but they can also heal; above all, they can release new dimensions of thought and action. We need dialogue with the Dialogue. The wisdom of the Dialogue can help us to discover a new potential for artistic and personal development. Dialogue requires us to open up – in doing so I also expose myself to risk – but without risk there is no artistic life.

What sounds theoretical will be put into practice and tried out.

In this course we will start with the Dialogical Principles – because not every verbal or physical encounter is a dialogue. And not every dialogue follows the same laws. So what distinguishes the different forms of dialogue from each other and how do they work? Only when we know them, it is possible to play with them and as a result, the art of dialogue reveals itself. Numerous practical exercises and dialogues between the participating artists will open up a new world for their own stage language.

Since I want you to have practical experience, you should be willing to invest more time in partner work beyond the teaching hours.

I am looking forward to open up with you the dimensions of dialogical existence together. This course serves as a foundation on which we can then build further online and offline.

The course is aimed at artists from all over the world and is held in simple English.

The Dialogical Principles are based on the book by Jurij Alschitz. You can get it directly from our bookshop as print or e-pub version.

If you register for this course, the e-pub version is included in the course fee.

Teacher

Christine Schmalor

Number of participants

6 – 12

Teaching Language

English / German

Format

Online course with practical tasks and exercises in break-out sessions.

Mode of operation

6 sessions of 2,5 hours each, twice a week
If you cannot attend one of the sessions, you can watch it online until the next one.

Course fee

150 € regular price
120 € early bird

Course dates and Registration

Saturday 04 March 2023 at 12:00 – 14:30 UTC+1 | Berlin time
Wednesday 08 March 2023 at 18:00 – 20:30 UTC+1 | Berlin time

Saturday 11 March 2023 at 12:00 – 14:30 UTC+1 | Berlin time
Wednesday 15 March 2023 at 18:00 – 20:30 UTC+1 | Berlin time

Saturday 18 March 2023 at 12:00 – 14:30 UTC+1 | Berlin time
Wednesday 22 March 2023 at 18:00 – 20:30 UTC+1 | Berlin time

Click on the icon to register – get the early bird price of € 120 until 11 February 2023!

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