The Craft of Directing
Creating the Space for Acting
Course for emerging and experienced directors - Part 2
Young Directors are full of ideas, concepts, imagination, energy … but there is one problem: how to transform it into a stage language, how to communicate with actors, how to elicit the actors creativity, how to organise one’s own artistic energy?
Jurij Alschitz, who has staged a multitude of performances all over the world, will reveal the secrets of his experience as well as the innovative tools for the new dramaturgical formats of 21st century theatre. He has choses three most important subjects for directors:
The performance as a space of events
Today we speak of the sphere of events, or of pixels of a performance … or of the non-event as the principle of artistic narrative … or of a performance as an explosion of images …
We are thus approaching so-called quantum cognition, which leads us to non-linear thinking. This cultural phenomenon is already anchored in young art production. How does one deal with it professionally? What does this mean for the art of directing?
Seven secrets of unfolding text and action
The mastery of conducting rehearsals
Are there rules for the relationship between actors and directors? Which ones lead to trustful creative work? How can the process be organised? What rehearsal methods do I have at my disposal? It is precisely because rehearsals in theatre and especially in independent companies are conducted in a non-hierarchical way that the question of the artistic sovereignty of the director arises in a very special way. It is the art of setting tasks, of mobilising the actor’s imagination, of forming an ensemble for a common artistic vision.
Dr Jurij Alschitz
Number of participants
Minimum number of participants 10
Mode of operation
3 days | with 3 hours each
If you cannot attend one of the sessions, you can watch it online until the next one.
The whole course is divided in three parts, which can also be attended separately.
Whole course: 120 € | 90 € early bird price until 30 days before the start of the course
Single session: 45 €
Course in progress. You can still join for topic N°2 and N°3. In this case you may receive access to the recording of N°1, please contact us for conditions.