4-Day International Multidisciplinary Workshop
8-11 January 2024
Berlin - Germany
The international program is designed for performers, directors, choreographers, and performing arts practitioners who are interested in the practical investigation of theatre biomechanics and physical theatre. The focus of the training: What makes performance interesting? How can we be more engaging on stage?
Early Bird Fee: 150 EUR
(until September 22, 2023)
After: 200 EUR
What to do when you have zero inspiration? How to tell a story in a more interesting way? How does a performer enter a stage? How does a performer grab/take focus? How does a performer warm up their body from head to toe?
Welcome to our upcoming workshop dedicated to enriching your performance vocabulary and reinforcing your understanding of familiar performance concepts through theatrical biomechanics. This immersive experience will not only introduce you to new terminology but also empower you with innovative techniques for rehearsing and engaging in creative play. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with practical tools for working on stage and fostering seamless communication among performers, choreographers, and directors.
The program is designed for actors of physical theatre, dancers, contemporary circus performers, choreographers, and directors – performing arts practitioners with professional stage experience working in various genres, techniques, and styles who are interested in finding new international networking opportunities and collaborators.
4-day workshop highlights:
Strengthening Body and Stage Awareness:
We will be able to focus on enhancing your strength, balance, and flexibility. These fundamental elements will serve as the foundation for improving your stage presence and awareness.
Mastering Stage Entrance and Exit:
Learn the art of entering and exiting a stage with precision and intention. Our workshop will be able to provide you with valuable insights and techniques to captivate your audience from the moment you step onto the stage until your final exit.
Unveiling the Power of Status:
Discover the intriguing concept of status and its impact on stage performance. You will be able to explore how different levels of status can influence interactions and narratives, allowing you to create captivating and dynamic characters.
Engaging with Boredom and Interest:
Delve into the realm of onstage dynamics by experimenting with what captures and sustains audience interest, as well as how to transform potentially mundane moments into engaging ones. Our workshop will be able to empower you to navigate the balance between the dull and the captivating.
Immerse yourself in a series of interactive exercises and short clown acts designed to put your newfound skills into action. These practical sessions will be able to reinforce the concepts covered and provide you with a supportive environment to refine your abilities.
Participant Requirements: A healthy physique, a creative mind, and a playful spirit :)
The working language is English.
19:00 - 21:00 - Practical Training
The organizer receives the right to make changes in the schedule.
Students can receive the
Certificate of Participation in this intensive training.
Evidence that you are serious about your education and professional development.
The certificate is provided after student's participation in the training and submitting the report/essay of their experience at the program (1500 words).
"EDEN ***** Studio"
Berlin - Germany
Registered participants will receive detailed information.
"We had enchanting group of people, all coming from different countries, cultures, speaking different languages and still working together. It was so good to exchange ideas, suggestions and skills in between the classes and so good to meet lovely artistic people from all parts of the world. I am glad that I participated in this workshop; it was indeed a very special experience"
"The limited emphasis on verbal communication shifted my learning from cognitive to experiential. It was an absolutely fascinating experience."
Magdalena Krohn, Poland
"Participating in one of NIPAI workshops will not only give you new skills but will also help you gain a fresh perspective on your practice. ...This has genuinely been one of the best experiences of my life. Recommended!"
"If anyone has lost touch with their body - or if you're intrigued by Biomechanics - I would nudge you towards NIPAI. Great week of workshop!"