Winter Academy 04.02.-08.03.2019
"This intensive exceeded my expectations. It was a rigorous and in depth training course into the meisner technique surrounded by classes that helped us progress swiftly and far. A great, demanding course. Thanks for the experience." Gregory
"Acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances"
This five week intensive course will help you to build not only a solid base for your acting but to emerge with a genuine set of key skills and a sense of truth and openness, which will guide you to play honestly, with simple, deep feeling. The core acting module will be up to five times a week of Meisner Technique, practicing the foundational values of all good acting; listening, responding spontaneously to your partner, living truthfully, moment by moment, under the imagined circumstances, setting objectives and relationships that activate your potential. Learning to prepare and to let go to experience the unexpected moment and letting yourself be surprised by what is possible. Discovering what emotional availability, vulnerability and transparency feels like and to be generous in your acting. Which in the end makes us want to watch actors.
"What you do doesn't depend on you, it depends on the other fellow."
We will work through Meisner's fundamental exercises, digging their lessons into our acting, and exploring their application to text work. In addition, we will work in voice (Linklater), movement (exploring e-motion), casting/ audition and camera workshops, taught by a team of internationally renowned tutors, which complement the acting module. The programme will therefore include work on all weekdays during the five weeks. This acclaimed international course is open to professional actors and newcomers, and will be taught throughout in English and German.
"To be an interesting actor you have to be authentic."
The cost for the full program is 1540.- Euro, including tax.
or the core (Meisner module only) it is 950.- Euro.
There is a discount available for early payment, but payment by instalments is also possible, by arrangement.
Classes mo-fr 10:30 - 5:30
Sponsorship of your fees might be available from GVL or with the Bildungsgutschein der Agentur für Arbeit,
depending on your status. There is also a BILDUNGSPRÄMIE available from the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, which will pay 500€ of the cost of this workshop to qualifying German residents.