SHADOWS AND OTHER PHANTOMS OF THE STAGE - Stage writing for contemporary shadow theatre
19th may - 7th june 2014
Piacenza, Officina delle Ombre
by Fabrizio Montecchi, Nicoletta Garioni, Federica Ferrari
duration: 18 days (120 hours)
number of participants: 20
Is there a specific form of dramaturgy for contemporary shadow theatre? What are the procedures involved in creating a shadow performance? What is the director’s role in the conception of shadow space and the figurative universe? In what way can other forms of theatre language contribute to defining and realizing contemporary shadow theatre? These are only some of the many questions we will be treating during the Shadows and other phantoms of the stage workshop. Questions which will get to the heart of the specific characteristics of shadow theatre and will bring to light the precise and unique nature of a theatre form which in its elaboration must consider, simultaneously and interdependently, all aspects of the stage.
It is the process of stage writing which will be developed during the workshop, considering the dramaturgy, stage design, the puppets, the actors’ performance, music, lights, just to mention a few main points. These themes will naturally be dealt with both in theoretical and practical terms, according to Teatro Gioco Vita’s theatrical practice and experience.
Through a theatrical text, presented to participants on which to practice and experiment, we will develop improvisations and carry out research, exploring various ways of staging it and eventually leading to a “study” presentation born from teamwork.
The workshop will be divided into three parts:
An introduction to shadow theatre.
Stage writing for contemporary shadow theatre: projection systems and stage design; dramaturgy and text;
design and puppets; sound and music; action and performance.
Studies of “mise-en-scène”. Close.
How to register and partecipate
• 950 euros (full price)
• 750 euros (reduced price for whom has attended international workshops by Teatro Gioco Vita)
Please fill in the registration form and include the following documents:
• Curriculum Vitae with photo
• Covering letter mentioning your study and/or professional experiences and the motivation and goals of your work and your artistic research
Application forms will be accepted until 31 January 2014.
All applications will be assessed (and approved by the workshop staff) starting from the Curriculum Vitae and professional experience, the motivations and goals illustrated by each candidate in his/her own covering letter.
Teatro Gioco Vita will contact the selected candidates within 28 February 2014.
The confirmation of registration will have to be sent within 15 March 2014 and 50% of the fee of participation will have to by paid within the next 10 days.
Transportation costs, room and board and their organization are borne by participants.
Participants will have a discount on the participation fee for other following workshops.
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