The Actor as Storyteller
The Power of Words and Images
The concept of narrative is omnipresent today. An age-old tradition has been reinvented. Let’s just call it storytelling and get back to the core of our profession. Sometimes we forget the power and the impact. It is the very simplicity that holds surprises in how storytelling can be used in the creative process.
This course looks at storytelling as a basis for approaching a role, creating a character and as a rehearsal method or play development. Storytelling is the uninhibited freedom of the fantasy. However, we need experience and know-how to allow it to flourish and find its way to the listener, where it in turn triggers multiple fantasies. We will explore and try out different principles of storytelling; in monologue, in dialogue, as an ensemble.
In this context we will also talk about “myth”. How do we discover modern or ancient myths in the texts in front of us? How do we invent and tell new ones? How do we transform myths into stage language?
Another topic cannot be ignored in this context: the significance of the “image”. No story and no stage action can work without the inner image of the storyteller. What does that mean in practical terms? Can I train the ability to imagine? Yes. But then there is another step: how do I arrive at my personal artistic image as an all-encompassing guide?
We will talk about many things, but the focus will always be on putting them into practice. Numerous exercises and tasks will make this course an intensive artistic encounter.
Number of participants
6 – 12
English (German translation always possible) artistic work in your mother tongue
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 dates and registration
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