CHOPT LOGIC PRODUCTIONS 2018 WORKSHOPS
SYDNEY VIEWPOINTS, LABAN AND SUZUKI TRAINING with Tina Mitchell and Shane Anthony
DATES AND TIMES: Monday to Friday January 15th – 19th, 10 am - 5 pm.
VENUE: International Screen Academy, 242 Young St, Waterloo NSW 2017. For more information or to register email: email@example.com
COST: Full $610 or Earlybird $550 if payment is received by December 15th, 2017. (10% discount for returning students.)
This Summer Intensive will provide artists with an exciting approach to acting and stagecraft. A practical week-long workshop - participants will train in the core principles of Viewpoints, Laban Movement Analysis and The Suzuki Method of Actor Training and examine their application to staging classic and contemporary texts. Ideal for performers, theatre makers or educators who want to hone their physical and vocal expression and discover the full expressive potential of the actor’s body.
Morning sessions will focus on an introduction to Viewpoints, Laban and Suzuki, while afternoon sessions will focus on applying the training as staging tools to the staging of scene work.
ADELAIDE SUZUKI AND VIEWPOINTS WEEKEND INTENSIVE With Tina Mitchell. Hosted by LW Dance Hub.
Dates and times: Saturday January 6th and Sunday January 7th, from 10am-5pm.
VENUE: LW Dance Hub, 1st floor, Cnr Morphett St & North Tce, Adelaide
For more information or to register email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
LABAN MOVEMENT ANALYSIS
A systematic approach to breaking down the elements of movement. The technique mirrors many aspects of Viewpoints and can be used in the creation of both physical choreography and characterization. The underlying principle of this method is that our conscious and subconscious behaviour is reflected through our movement and gestures. The Laban effort work will be explored in tandem with the Viewpoints to explore movement quality and character development through physicality.
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.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
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.tinacmitchell.com or www.miss-julia.org.
Shane works as a director and producer in Australia and overseas.Select recent directing credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Movement Direction) for The Court Theatre (New Zealand), The Whale for Redline Productions at The Old Fitz Theatre (Nominated for eight Sydney Theatre Awards in 2016), Lighten Up by Nicholas Brown and Sam McCool at Griffin Theatre, Songs for the Fallen at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (Winner of Most Outstanding Show), Sydney Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, Brisbane International Arts Festival and The Old Fitz, Pornography by Simon Stephens for NIDA, Altar Boyz for Fortune Theatre (New Zealand Premiere), Calendar Girls for Fortune Theatre (New Zealand), Doctor Faustus for RCHK (Hong Kong), Mrs Bang: A Series of Seductions for the 32nd Stage Song Festival (Poland), Often I Find That I Am Naked for Critical Stages ( Australian National Tour), Avenue Q for Fortune Theatre (New Zealand), My Name is Rachel Corrie for La Boite Theatre (Brisbane), Orestes, Trojan Women and Radio Hysteria for NIDA Open, The Crucible for RCHK, Motortown for 23rd Productions (Nomination Best Show Matilda Awards). He worked as movement coach on the Australian feature film, Sleeping Beauty, and in 2009 worked as show director for CIRCA on their European tour of CIRCA ‘09.
In 2007 he travelled to New York to continue training with Anne Bogart and the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in Viewpoints and the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and in 2012 he received a Mike Walsh Fellowship to attend the New York Film Academy. He was a company member of Australian Physical Theatre Company Zen Zen Zo from 1999 – 2008 training extensively in contemporary Asian performing arts.
He is a graduate of the Directing Program at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA, Sydney), Screenwriting for Feature Film at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and has also completed a BA in Theatre Studies at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).