The Path of Actions

The Path of Actions

The Path of Actions is a residential theatre workshop with a pedagogical and performative aim, led by Alice Occhiali and Valerio Peroni.

Presentation of the workshop

Focal point of the workshop is the actor’s dramaturgy in its various phases: from training to creation of characters.

The workshop will focus on the study of scenic action: Physical, vocal and inner.

The aim is to provide the tools to properly approach the use of the “pre-expressive” moment of the training as a steppingstone towards the “expressive” dimension that presides over the creation of scenic material.

Each participant will create his/her own character through improvisation and physical composition (rhythms, dynamic qualities, use of objects and scores (sequences) of actions).

The character will be linked to the creative theme “Elsewhere”.

Establishing a bridge with the training, participants will create scores of actions, giving life to small scenes that in the second section of the workshop will be adapted in a short group work in progress presentation.

Theme of the creative proces

The creative materials will be inspired by the theme of the “Elsewhere”.

“Elsewhere”, from Latin “Aliter Ubi”, literally means “different where”, a poetic space where memories and dreams melt together.

Participants will be giving life to characters entrapped and suspended in their own personal “Elsewhere”.

In the creative process the idea is to build this world, giving to the actors the possibility to move inside that space full of archetypes and familiar suggestions. 

They will put their own personal images in motion using their bodies and voices in relation with space, objects and music, finding a strong connection to the most intimate thoughts and memories of human beings. 

Watching from outside it will be like observing curiously from a window the entire life lived by the unique human beings chosen to inhabit the “Elsewhere”.

The daily work is divided into two parts

-First part-

“PRE-EXPRESSIVE” MOMENT

This part includes psycho-physical training of the actor both in groups and as individual exercises inspired by the work of masters of the 20th century theatrical tradition (Konstantin Stanislavskij, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Michael Chekhov, Jacques Lecoq, Jerzy Grotowski and Eugenio Barba).

The work will focus on the study of scenic action: physical, vocal and inner.
Attention will be given especially to the physical action and the study of its three parameters (speed, volume, and intensity).

Every participant will be solicited and helped to express her/himself, through various theatre techniques with a physical approach. Through both individual and group exercises the actors will develop both their attentiveness and stage presence, rediscovering and exploring new creative possibilities of their own bodies, voices and imagination.

-Second part-

“EXPRESSIVE” MOMENT

In the “expressive” moment the work will focus on the theme “Elsewhere” as a creative starting point.

The creation of characters will be linked to the theme through elaboration of scores (sequences of actions) related to a text and props.

Participants will choose a monologue linked somehow to the theme proposed. The monologue can be taken from plays from the dramaturgical repertoire or from a poetic text of any author to their own liking.

With all these creative materials, helped and directed by the pedagogues, participants will give life to their own original staging, taking care of each detail, from the creation and composition of the scenic space to the choice of costume and objects used by the character.

The workshop will focus on the study of stage action: physical, vocal and inner

Prices for 2024

Prices:

  • 6.000 DKK (≈ 804,00 €) regular price 
  • 5.000 DKK (≈ 670,00 €) Students* / Group discount for participants from the same organization/institution

*Students must present a valid student card to receive the discount

Included in the price:

  • Access to workspaces and common areas such as music rooms, library, archives and video rooms
  • Staying in shared rooms, bathrooms and shower rooms
  • Kitchen with equipment to prepare and eat your own food, including a fridge to store your personal food
  • Access to washing machine

Not Included:

  • Travel to and from the theatre
  • Food

Participants 

Background could be actors, theatre students, dancers, performers, musicians, and anyone with a passion and interest in discovering techniques and tools of theatre practice

Practical information

  • Participants arrive at the theater on December 10 and leave on December 21, 2023
  • 12 participants at maximum
  • The workshop will be held in English and the leader can also communicate in Italian and Spanish
  • All participants will receive an official certificate of participation

When you attend a workshop at NTL

You will have the opportunity to meet and network with the house's artists and guests, as well as see selected performances that are played during the length of the workshop.

There is a very special atmosphere in our historic theatre, and you will be invited to the house meetings and activities when it fits with your programme.

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