Online Introduction 1 February 2024
Course from 21 – 25 February from 10-14:00
in Berlin live or online
The new flexible International Directing Programme of the World Theatre Training Institute is aimed at
– anyone who has decided to pursue a directing career;
– at all directors, theatre educators, actors and playwrights with professional experience, who wish to enhance their practical skills.
Jurij Alschitz begins the programme with the topic of The Director’s Tools. Nowhere else are the complex basics of the director’s craft taught in such a compact way and provided with the finesse of professional mastery.
The Director’s Tools
This course is about the instruments of directing, i.e. the underlying methodology for all artistic decisions. Talent and imagination need to be realised with professional tools. That is why the director must undertake an in-depth text analysis, as the basis on which to work with actors.
Jurij Alschitz will pose many questions and tasks to the participants and open up the text as a source of energy. What does the composition of a scene, the play, the planned performance look like? Already we come across many compositions: composition of themes, of facts, of events, of atmospheres, of relationships and conflicts…. How do I build the network, the cosmos of events? How do I recognise and deal with open and hidden events? How do the lines of the events of the various characters intersect? Only on this basis can I decide on my rehearsal strategies and develop tasks for actors.
If we take a closer look at the text, we enter the world of words, which follow their own laws. How do the threads of individual words weave themselves across the whole play? How do I prepare the actors for the labyrinth of words? Or is it the pauses? What happens in the empty spaces? Perhaps they are the real carriers of meaning? Does the scenic life take place without words? Where does the meaning emerge without words?
We can look at the text, the play as a musical work – what about rhythm and melodic lines? In which genre do I want to move, how do I want to change and develop it? Which styles do I use and how are they reflected in the overall production?
The questions will multiply during this course – they are the ABC of the professional director, his tools. The individual mastery will be revealed in the finesse of their application.
11 February 15-18:00
Online Introduction and tasks
21 – 25 February 10-14:00
Berlin Studio or online
+49 30 612 87 274 email@example.com