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)