CHOPT LOGIC PRODUCTIONS SUMMER WORKSHOPS

ADELAIDE WEEKEND INTENSIVE - Hosted by LW Dance Hub.

Dates and times: Saturday January 6th and Sunday January 7th, from 10am-5pm.

Cost: $220.

VENUE: LW Dance Hub, 1st floor, Cnr Morphett St & North Tce, Adelaide

 For more information or to register email:  info@choptlogic.com.au.


This Summer Weekend Intensive will provide performers with an exciting approach to acting and stagecraft. A practical two-day workshop will equip participants with an understanding of the principles of The Suzuki Method of Actor Training and the Viewpoints and their application to contemporary performance. Ideal for performers or theatre makers who want to hone their physical and vocal expression and discover the full expressive potential of the actor’s body. 

TINA MITCHELL BIOGRAPHY

Tina Mitchell is a New York based theatre artist and works internationally as an actor, director and teaching artist. She has trained with the SITI Company for over 10 years and was their Artistic Associate from 2011-2013. Tina has performed with SITI and was Assistant Director to Anne Bogart on their production of Antigone. She has also trained with the Suzuki Company of Toga and has taught at international institutions including Atlantic Theater and NYU in New York, The Adelaide College of the Arts, Flinders University, and the University Javeriana in Colombia among others. 

Tina’s performance aesthetic fuses stylized movement, music and text. As a practitioner she is interested in the interrelation between physical and psychological approaches to acting and how the physical training of Suzuki and Viewpoints can inform a range of performance styles from the naturalistic to the abstract. Tina has worked with many world renowned companies including; The Metropolitan Opera, Punchdrunk in the Off-Broadway hit Sleep No More, SITI Company, La Fura dels Baus, The English National Opera, Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall and her own work has been produced in major international arts festivals across Colombia, Italy the United States and Spain. For more information visit www.miss-julia.org

THE SUZUKI METHOD OF ACTOR TRAINING

Developed by renowned Japanese theatre director Tadashi Suzuki, this discipline looks at the actor's use of breath, the centre and energy to develop power, presence and precision both physically and vocally. Students will be led through a series of the basic Suzuki forms to cultivate physical and vocal strength and awareness and an energized stage presence. 

VIEWPOINTS 

Viewpoints is an improvisational performance method which evolved from post modern dance. Its founder, Mary Overlie, used the method as a structure for dance improvisations. She broke down the elements of performance into the categories of time and space. Further developed by Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Viewpoints is used to build a strong ensemble and create dynamic stage moments. The Viewpoints classes will encourage performers to investigate the elements of time and space to make bold and considered theatrical choices. Students will develop a strong understanding of their physical language in relationship to their fellow performers, the performance space and the audience and discover how meaning can be interpreted through movement and the placement of the actor’s body in space.

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