Школа Юрия Альшица (НА АНГЛИЙСКОМ ЯЗЫКЕ)

The Basis of Quantum Pedagogy

International Directors' and Trainers' Colloquium 2022

Theory - Methodology - Training

International Directors’ and Trainers’ Colloquium

Since 1995, Dr Jurij Alschitz, along with both young and experienced directors and trainers, has been investigating the most relevant themes of the day and opening them up for practical application. The International Directors’ and Trainers’ Colloquium has established itself as a regular gathering in the first week of January in Berlin. It has become a good custom of WTTI at the start of each year to meet up with old colleagues and to welcome new ones. It provides the opportunity to recharge batteries, grapple with new ideas and build new contacts with colleagues from all over the world. In the past, many of these new contacts have led to further artistic collaboration. In 2021, the Colloquium went online and we welcome now all who join in the virtual space.

International Directors’ and Trainers’ Colloquium is the place, where Jurij Alschitz shares newest research and ideas. They are still in the process of formulation, of investigation – they are in the process of getting birth. The Colloquium is not a regular seminar for learning new techniques, it is rather the moment of exchange between professional and artistic minds participating in the innovation of theatre practice. This year we will malke first steps towards:

Quantum Pedagogy

Max Planck, more than 100 years ago, came up with the idea that our world is a flash of energy – quantum. That’s how knowledge flashes, that’s how this pedagogy is built, that’s how the lesson lives –  by many flashes.  It is the connections, the union with other knowledge and structures.

Quantum pedagogy strives for “knowledge of knowledge”.

Actors tune in not to follow their teacher/director, but to unfold, rearrange, separate, make decisions instantly – they perceive knowledge about theatre through various points. Knowledge does not stand still. It is constantly moving, evolving, interacting with other ideas, adding, multiplying, changing and even destroying. This is the essence of one of the principles of the quantum technique – I call it liquid knowledge.

Quantum pedagogy applied means a total change of the individual perception; it implies the dis-function of the logic we have been brought up with, and therefore leads to a complete re-set of the mind. It affects artistic communication and creation. Therefore I will repeat it – quantum pedagogy – not for everyone. Quantum pedagogy is built on the relativity of knowledge and belief. Its effectiveness can be recognized only on the basis of subjective experience. If this condition does not resonate with you, forget about it. It does not mean that you are not smart enough, not educated enough, not developed enough. It just means that the quantum approach isn’t for you. Quantum pedagogy requires a special consciousness of special thinking from you, and that is its main difficulty. 

Quantum pedagogy is not about forming a good performer, but a creator.

This colloquium shares my findings in this new field. It is my answer to the rapidly changing world using the achievements of the science community to develop the art of acting and artistic creativity in theatre as highest category, which can then make use – if necessary – of all the technical attempts made so many.

Teacher

Юрий Альшиц

Number of participants

min. 10 participants

Teaching Language

courses will be held in English

Format

Online lecture with practical tasks and exercises.

Mode of operation

The whole course is divided in three parts, which can be attended separately.
QP Theory – 1 session of 3 hours
QP Methology – 1 session of 3 hours
QP Training – 1 session of 3 hours

Course fee

QP Theory – 45 €
QP Methology – 45 €
QP Training – 45 €
Booking the whole colloquium with all three sessions at one time:
regular 120 € | 90 € early bird price until 30 days before the start of the course
If you cannot attend one of the sessions, you can watch it online for three more days.

Course dates

Use the early bird price for the colloquium of 90 € until 6 December 2021!

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If it is not possible to attend this course at the times you see above, you can express your wish to be informed about future dates by filling out the contact form.