PHYSICALITY ON STAGE workshop by Igor Vrebac in Arnhem!
When: 1 & 2 February 2020
Times: 13:00-17:00 both days
Location: Thater aan de Rijn, Arnhem (Rijnstraat 42)
Apply at: send an email with a short movement background description to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply: 20 January
This workshop is for everyone, of every age. Experience in professional performing and/or study is recommended.
It is handy to do both days, as we will have a build up in the material too.
Maximum amount of participants: 12
the workshop won’t be sweaty, however, bring comfortable clothes to be able to move in them (and get sweaty if you want to)
The starting point for the workshop is to be present and aware of the whole body. This also includes your thoughts and your relationship to time, space and the other (performer and audience). How can we use this to respond physically? When does a daily movement becomes theatrical?
In the workshop we will explore this with different physical assignments. The focus will not be put on applying techniques or methods, but analyzing dailyness and human behavior and translating this into performative scenes. Together we will try to find answers on: How do you tell a story in relation to the other? How to create a truthful theatrical character without using language or a psychological approach? What is a neutral position?
The focus will be on the research, instead of the result. To this way of working there is no black/white, good/wrong, as it will emphasize your personality, in a physical and theatrical way. We will work in solos, duos, but also in small groups.
Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina and grown up in the Netherlands, Igor Vrebac graduates in 2012 with a degree in Mime (acting and making) at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. Since then he has performed within national and international theatre and dance companies as well in several film and television productions as an actor.
In 2016 he decided to take the step as a directing physical theatre maker. His debut Macho Macho premiered in September of the same year and received the ‘Dioraphte Best of Amsterdam Fringe’ award. After a successful tour in the Netherlands, the performance was seen in the U.K. and South Africa. In 2017 he made TRÆNS, a sexy ritual to expose the feminine and masculine. In 2018 HEROES followed, a tribute to women as the last piece in the tryptic about gender and identity.