TEACHING EMBODIED PRACTICE

A 6-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS WHO WORK WITH ACTORS

With Dell’Arte’s Founding Artistic Director Joan Schirle

July 1 – 6, 2019


Dell’Arte will offer for the first time an intensive workshop for theatre educators as an introduction to teaching embodied practice. 

Developing her work over four decades of teaching,  Schirle has incorporated the work of DAI’s founder Carlo Mazzone-Clementi, as well as Viewpoints, Laban, dance, Delsarte, Commedia dell’Arte, mask work, Balinese performance, Patsy Rodenburg, yoga, and the Alexander Technique.  From this range of influences and her own experience as a working actor, director, and deviser, she has helped shape Dell’Arte’s pedagogical approach to training the global, flexible actor, at home in a spectrum of styles.  In 2018 the Association of Movement Theatre Educators (ATME) presented Schirle with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Classes will meet from 9 AM to Noon and 1:30 PM – 4 PM daily, with evening showings of films, discussions, and lab work. Following daily warmups there will be work on curriculum material, approaching and motivating students, feedback loops, and working from personal strengths as a teacher. As part of their study, participants in this workshop will observe students in the Dell’Arte Summer Intensive, which each year draws 40 students to learn the foundations of the actor-creator work of the School.

A complete daily schedule will be published in March, 2019.

Limited to 10 participants. Prerequisite is an active teaching practice.

(Photos: Leon Villagomez)

TEACHING EMBODIED PRACTICE
A 6-DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS WHO WORK WITH ACTORS
June 1 – July 6, 2019

With Dell’Arte’s Founding Artistic Director Joan Schirle

Application procedure will be available on this website by Dec. 15. To receive that information as soon as it is available,
fill in information form at dellarte.com/information-form/

Applications will require a teaching resume or CV and short statement of intent plus a $35 appllication fee.  Applications will be reviewed starting in January and will remain open until workshop is full.

Workshop Fee: $1000
If accepted, a deposit of $250 is required, with the balance to be paid by May, 2019.
(housing not included but may be available in a tuition-housing bundle)

Accepted students will be sent a payment link in order to complete their enrollment and secure their place in the class. If enrollment limit is reached, we will let you know and place your name on a waiting list.

“At DAI we embrace our setting in the magnificence of rural Humboldt County, CA to explore drama via the dynamics of nature itself. The same forces manifest themselves in character, in daily movement as well as the movement of performance and extreme forms of movement. My teaching weaves the somatic and the artistic, the technical and the intuitive, and applies not only to teaching actors, but to the making of theatre, the coaching of productions, and work of the improviser and deviser.”

Joan Schirle

INCOMING STUDENTS

Refund Policy

A full refund will be made until four weeks prior to the start date of the Intensive. A cancellation occurring after May 15, will be charged a cancellation fee of $100.

Once the Intensive has started, tuition refunds are prorated, less the above cancellation fee, until the halfway point of the Intensive has passed. Once the halfway point has passed, no tuition is refunded.