The S Word: Merging Methodologies
DAMU Theatre Academy, Prague, Czech Republic
Friday 24th March
17.00 onwards – Registration
18.30 – Introduction
19.00 – Keynote Address: Professor Anatoly Smeliansky (President, Moscow Art Theatre School)
20.30 – Drinks available
Saturday 25th March
| Practical sessions/workshops
09.00 Gene Terruso: The Meisner Process: The future of America’s most popular form of actor training
09.30 Cymon Allen: Sanford Meisner and Michael Chekhov – Methodology or terminology?
10.00 Philippa Strandberg-Long: Mapping Meisner – How Stanislavsky’s System influenced Meisner’s Process.
|09.00 Workshop 1
Deepak Verma: The Yoga of Acting
09.45 Workshop 2
Pierre De Galzain: The gushing of the actor’s creativity
09.00 Sergei Panov/Sergei Ivashkin: Stanislavski’s language in Fomenko’s theatre.
09.30 Dassia Posner: A Polemical System: Actor Training at Meyerhold’s Borodinskaia Street Studio.
10.00 Rose Whyman: The Path of the Actress: Serafima Birman and Stanislavsky’s system
10.45 Stefan Aquilina: Stanislavski’s International Thought
11.15 Marie-Christine Autant-Mathieu: Stanislavsky’s forgotten disciples and their teaching in France (G. Chmara), in the United States (Jilinsky) and in Bulgaria (N. Massalitinov)
11.45 Panel (60 minutes)
Marcela Grandolpho/ Simone Shuba/ Luciano Castiel: TEATRO ESCOLA MACUNAIMA (TEM): developing individual sensibility within the artistic ensemble
10.45 Workshop 3
Matthieu Bellon and Luis Campos: Stanislavski’s concept of communion as musicalities of affect in the work of the theatre company Bred in the Bone Laboratory: towards the practice of ‘scales’ for the actor.
11.30 Workshop 4
Dan Barnard: Tasks, Objectives, Intentions…What Did Stanislavski mean when he talked about what characters want and how has his approach been adapted and developed by British directors Katie Mitchell and Mike Alfreds?
12.15 Workshop 5
Ian Watson: Merging Differences – Stanislavski and Barba.
10.45 Martina Musilová: Stanislavsky in Dialogical Acting with the Inner Partner – In the Neighbourhood with Brecht and Tairov
11.15 Jan Hancil: Between Authorship and Acting
11.45 90-minute workshop (NB. In Room K222)
Eva Slavíková/ Michaela Raisová: Dialogical Acting with the Inner Partner
Jan Burian Keynote
15.15 Peter McAllister: Lee Strasberg’s Method.
15.45 Timothy Kerber: To thine own self be true: Stanislavski and the American “actor as self”
16.15 Ewa Danuta Uniejewska: The Notion of Action: Stanislavsky-Boleslavsky-Strasberg.
16.45 Book Session (60 minutes)
Sergei Tcherkasski: Acting: Stanislavsky – Boleslavsky – Strasberg: History, Theory and Practice.
15.30 Workshop 6 (60 minutes)
Andrei Malaev Babel: The Nikolai Demidov Organic Acting Technique
16.30 Workshop 7 Milton Justice: Stella Adler – Method Without Madness – The Stella Adler Technique
17.15 Workshop 8: John Gillett: Michael Chekhov: Roots in Stanislavski, branches in imagination and gesture.
15.15 Marine Theunissen: Stanislavski, the theatrical “science” at the service of immediacy.
15.45 Nigel Ward: Stanislavski and the post-truth society: 140 characters in search of an author.
16.15 Ysabel Clare: Carrying the torch by merging the meta-: a how-to guide to using the new system behind the System and the actor’s GRAFT to inform practice today
16.45 Gustavo Sol: States of poetic presence mapped through Electroencephalography (EEG) and Oximeter (BPM) and artificial neural networks.
Friends by Barbora Hancilova, directed by Adam Svozil, with the actors of the fourth year of Acting designed by the students of Scenography.
Sunday 26th March
09.00 Jitka Goriaux Pelechová: Stanislavski’s System – its elements and variations within Thomas Ostermeier’ working Method.
09.30 Bella Merlin: Shakespeare & Company – Merging the Bard with the Russian via Two Female Brits
10.00 Zachary Dunbar: Acting Greek Tragedy: Merging Contemporary Approaches
10.30 Andrei Malaev-Babel: Nikolai Demidov’s School of Acting – Pedagogy of the Future
11.00 Panel debate: The Future of Actor Training: With and Without Stanislavski
(Moderator: Michael Earley)
|09.30 Workshop 9
Jane Hensey: EQ + SQ = ST2
10.15 Workshop 10
Kelly Handerek/Kathryn Ricketts: The many rhythms of engagement
11.00 Workshop 11
Stephane Poliakov/H Badet: Stanislavski in Dialogue.
09.00 Sreenath Nair: Physiospiritual: Stanislavski and Yoga.
09.30 Tomasz Kubikowski: An actor survives.
10.00 Dana Blackstone: Beyond Active Analysis; Backstory Etudes
10.30 Martin Julien: The Accidental Stanislavskian: Failure, technique, and performance in contemporary theatrical practice.
Sergei Tcherkasski –
“STANISLAVSKY and YOGA”
(2016) Screened by permission of VGTRK.
Please note: The convenors and event managers reserve the right to make changes to this schedule if necessary
Co-Convenors: Prof. Paul Fryer (Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance), Jakub Korcak (DAMU, Prague)
Creative Advisor: Prof Bella Merlin (UC Riverside).
Event Manager: Aneta Ruttenbacherova (DAMU, Prague).
For further information, please contact: Paul Fryer (firstname.lastname@example.org)