Intro to Suzuki Method & Viewpoints(Actors/Performers/Directors)
The workshop led by Jonathan Taylor is a physically rigorous introductory workshop on the Suzuki Method and Viewpoints, two distinct but complementary methods for artists in theatre, dance & performance art.
Artists are given a glimpse into the tools and principles to collaborate, foster group cohesion, and cultivate a shared language that can be used to create theater collectively.
The Suzuki Method is a rigorous physical and vocal discipline for performers, created by renowned theater artist Tadashi Suzuki and his company. The method is designed to regain the perceptive abilities and powers of the body/voice instrument. Drawing on a unique combination of traditional and innovative forms, the training strives to restore the wholeness of the body as a tool of theatrical expression.
Practice of Viewpoints
The Viewpoints is a performance language that articulates specific elements of time and space and emboldens practitioners to generate strong theatrical work spontaneously and intuitively. The Six Viewpoints by Mary Overlie and Nine viewpoints as articulated by Anne Bogart and the SITI Company are powerful tools to build ensemble, expand possibilities in rehearsal, or generate new work. Through rigorous training in improvisation and composition the Viewpoints extend possibilities in the quality and range of the performer and the ensemble.
Feb 22nd, 6:30-9:30PM
Participation Fee: 500 INR
Untitled Arts Foundation, J P Nagar 2nd Phase, Bangalore, India.
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Suzuki: Please come in form fitting clothing that shows the bend in the knee (Either tights/leggings or shorts.) and either Tabi or cotton socks.
Viewpoints: Any clothes you can move in. We will work with bare feet
About Jonathan Taylor:
Jonathan Taylor is a director and movement artist based in Brooklyn. New York credits include Panic Everything’s Fine (In the Water Theatre) Bacchic (In the Water Theatre) Adam and Evie (Dixon Place) Julius Caesar (The Brick) Serials (The Flea) and the NYC Premier of Charles Mee’s The House of Cards (In The Water Theatre). International credits: Moving Mouths (Sweden), Un Castillo de Cartas (Santiago, Chile).
Jonathan makes bold, athletic new work that appeals to the animal and intellectual in all of us. He hopes to wake you up, not only in relevant and striking content, but also in structurally rigorous theatricality.
“When I direct plays, I work from the body first. I seek to create physical containers capable of hosting the full expanse of human experience.”
Join him for a few hours of deep exploration into the fundamentals of The Suzuki Method of Actor Training and The Viewpoints (First articulated by Tadashi Suzuki and Mary Overlie respectively.)
Class will be accessible to all levels of movement/theatre experience.
About In The Water Theatre:
In The Water Theatre Company is a group of theatre artists interested in challenging themselves as theatre-makers while challenging the audiences they serve. The company aims to work with diverse ensembles hungry to explore each project’s artistic questions.
About Still Space Theatre:
A company of artists engaged in inter-disciplinary and collaborative work. Cultivating an environment of dedicated Practice, Creation & Exchange. The company creates relevant & compelling work in traditional, contemporary & experimental space.
About Untitled Arts Foundation:
Untitled Arts Foundation is a company registered in Bangalore, India. It is registered under Section 08 of the Company’s Act as Non-Governmental Organization.
Untitled Arts Foundation is currently engaged in work with children in Urban and Rural India, skill & craft development programmes for theatre practioners, Art reach programmes for various communities, a performance group and also runs a rehearsal & residency space for theatre arts.