Company Link: Viewpoints and Grotowski Physical Acting Workshop with Raïna von Waldenburg, May 6 - 10
May 6 – 10, 2019, Winnipeg (5 days - 6 hours per day)
Viewpoints and Grotowski-based physical acting techniques will provide actors and dancers with a psycho-physical approach to performance. The workshop facilitates awareness, intention, interpretation, and response to stimulus in "real time" by challenging the performer to physically respond to what is happening in the present moment. In this ensemble-oriented, kinesthetic environment, performers learn to use their bodies to channel emotional energy into performance that is organic, creative and resonant.
Raïna von Waldenburg spent 17 years as full-time faculty at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where she taught Jerzy Grotowski's physical acting and Mary Overlie's Viewpoints at the Experimental Theatre Wing. She is currently faculty at University of Fraser Valley, and sessional at Simon Fraser University and LaSalle College. Raïna received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, and her BFA in acting from New York University where she learned Mary Overlie's Viewpoints, and trained under Stephen Wangh, and Ryszard Cieslak (Grotowski's principal actor and protégée). She served as research assistant and editor for Stephen Wangh's book An Acrobat of the Heart: A physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski. Raïna is an innovative, award-winning actor and teacher.
Who should take this workshop?
Professional Actors and Dancers and advanced acting students or dance students of a professional program
$400 with early bird registration by April 1, 2019
$375 for participants who took last years workshop.
Theatre & Film Students:
$350 for current THFM Students
$375 for recent THFM Graduates (up to 2 years)
Workshop Hours and Location
Monday to Friday, May 6 - 10, 2019, 10:00 - 5:00 pm
Studio 2T05 in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg