Performing Arts International aims to create a living, supportive and challenging environment where participants can develop creative independence and find in themselves both artistic and human resilience. 

Performing Arts International aims to create a living, supportive and challenging environment where participants can develop creative independence and find in themselves both artistic and human resilience. 

Its faculty work with clear, effective techniques and artistic principles in the three fields of acting, speaking and music, exploring and researching how they can be employed effectively together. 
 
In the main - though not limited to, inspiration comes from the work of Russian actor Michael Chekhov on the one hand and on Rudolf and Marie Steiner’s approach on the other. Inherent in both is an understanding that when we work as artists we engage with an intangible yet objective world that is larger than ourselves. 
 

 Michael Chekhov 

Michael Chekhov is a Russian-American actor, director, author, and theatre practitioner. He developed an acting technique, a ‘psycho-physical approach’, central to which are transformation, working with impulse, imagination and inner and outer gesture. This approach offers clear and practical tools in working with imagination, feelings and atmosphere. 
 

Rudolf Steiner 

A philosopher, social reformer, architect and esotericist, Rudolf Steiner founded a new approach to acting, storytelling, and the recitation of poetry, including developing the art of eurythmy, sometimes referred to as "visible speech and song". Both Chekhov and Steiner invite performers to develop their imagination as an independent creative force and as a resource for the artist. Each performer will need to learn to be truly present in everything they do and to make conscious choices when they create artistically. 
 
It is good to remember that both Rudolf Steiner and Michael Chekhov have an entirely open definition of art: that it brings joy! It is our aim that this quality, too, is a central element in the Performing Arts International training and courses. 
Art inspired by anthroposophy is at the beginning of its evolution. It is the art of the future. As true as it was that 
the artists of the past did not need to know what was at the root of a work of art, it is as true now that the artist 
of the future has to know this, but with those inner forces that represent the eternal again, that represent 
something of the entire content of the human soul. 
 
RUDOLF STEINER 
Art inspired by anthroposophy is at the beginning of its evolution. It is the art of the future. As true as it was that the artists of the past did not need to know what was at the root of a work of art, it is as true now that the artist of the future has to know this, but with those inner forces that represent the eternal again, that represent something of the entire content of the human soul. 
 
RUDOLF STEINER 
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