Sarah Kane and Performing Arts International contributors also regularly teach at workshops run by other organisations around the globe. 
 
Due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions, if you are intersted in attending an event or workshop them please contact Sarah Kane: info@performingartsintl.org 
 
 

SPOKEN SOUND AS CHARACTER CHARACTER AS SPOKEN SOUND 

Dates 
Monday June 7 – Friday June 11, 2021 
 
Time 
10 – 12 noon MST, 18 - 20 GMT 
 
Booking 
For further information about costs and other enrolment requirements, please visit the National Michael Chekhov Association website www.chekhov.net or contact Lisa Dalton at lisa@lisadalton.com. 
 
In our daily lives do we ever consider the sounds we use when we want to share our ideas, feelings or intentions in words? Or give our attention to the sounds that someone speaking to us uses? It probably occurs rarely, and the words - sequences of sounds - rush on by unnoticed as we focus on the sense or meaning of what is said. 
 
Rudolf Steiner’s approach to the art of speech and speaking, Creative Speech, has at its heart the principle that the sounds themselves can teach us how to speak artistically, creatively, if we develop our awareness of them. This approach offers the actor-artist the opportunity to take a fresh and unconventional look at these basic building blocks of the language we speak, both in life and on stage or screen and to access their innate life as well as their individual qualities. 
 
The five-day two-hour online course, for actors familiar with Michael Chekhov’s approach to acting, will be exploring the sounds, both consonants and vowels, as artistic and creative resources. If we notice not just what a character says but what sounds he or she uses, they have the potential to enliven and enrich the words a character speaks, colour his or her inner life and even give specificity to the outer form or appearance of that character. In this way they can provide valuable support to an actor’s imaginative, creative work on a role. 
 
Please be prepared both to move and to join in in a space where some movement, such as gesture, is possible. It will also be helpful to have the name of a character and something he or she speaks available, the words of which you would like to explore. 

Creative Speech, Canada 

Date 
28 June - 02 July 2021 | Vancover 
05 July - 09 July 2021 | Toronto 
 
Timings  
It will take place between 10am and 1pm and again between 3pm and 6pm 
 
 
Booking  
Contact Sarah Kane for more information: info@performingartsintl.org 
 
Creative Speech offers a refreshingly new approach to what speaking is, something that most of us do every day without thinking. It gives those exploring it the tools with which to give life to their own speech: these are on the one hand clear and effective and on the other creative and imaginative. It was originally developed for teachers in the first Waldorf or Steiner school about one hundred years ago to help them deal with large classes; Rudolf Steiner, the originator of Creative Speech, considered speaking to be an art, and human beings in their fullness and depth are at the core of this most human of activities. 
 
Creative Speech – Sprachgestaltung in German, the language in which it came into being – has the potential to awaken us not only to their meaning but also to the power, beauty and forms living in sentences, phrases, words, syllables and sounds. This approach allows us to both understand and practise what can become true communication, true conversation, which is much more than the daily exchange of opinions, emotions and intentions, as we learn to listen to what words want to say to us. Creative Speech goes to the heart of language: taking the sounds of any language as its inspiration, it investigates their qualities, dynamic and colours to expand a speaker’s artistic repertoire and gives speech artists the creative means to approach any piece of text with confidence. 
 
More recently it has come to light that this new understanding of what speaking is can inspire actors and other artists working with the spoken word, such as storytellers and performance poets; it is now being taught in university theatre departments around the globe. It also builds self-confidence and inner resilience as we strengthen our individuality by engaging more consciously with the activity of speaking. 
 
The workshop, will serve as an introduction to the living nature of speech, to the fact that there is much more to it than the meaning of words. It will enable participants to explore how they can give their words strength and clarity, colour and subtlety. 
 
It will be taught by Sarah Kane, a now experienced practitioner of Creative Speech, who runs a part-time training in the UK called Foundations. This workshop will also serve as a taster course for what may become a part-time training in Creative Speech in Canada in the fall of 2021. 

Michael Chekhov on the Beach, Greece 

Dates 
09 August - 27 August 2021  
 
Booking 
More information about the workshop and booking information can be found here:  
 
Une exploration approfondie de la technique Michael Chekhov sur l'Ile d'Égine en Grèce 
Ce stage vise à donner aux participants un aperçu pratique de cette approche du jeu d'acteur.  
 
 
 
Il explorera tous les outils nécessaires pour activer l'imagination créatrice de l'acteur et sensibiliser son corps, permettant ainsi un jeu organique, inspiré et spontané. 
 
Le stage est donné par Mme Sarah Kane, formatrice internationale, avec plus de 30 ans d'expérience sur la méthode Michael Chekhov. 
 
Le matin, le travail explorera de nombreux aspects différents de la technique de jeu de Chekhov. 
 
Dans l'après-midi, nous étudierons l'application de ces mêmes éléments de la technique à la pièce choisie (le thème de la pièce reste à choisir par Mme Sarah Kane). 
 
À la fin du stage, nous aurons l'occasion de créer un partage ouvert des explorations, appliquant les differents aspects de cette technique au processus de répétition et de performance. 

CURSO DE VOZ, GESTO VOCAL, PALABRA con Sarah-Kane 

Date 
Monday 26 July 2021 - Wednesday 04 August 2021 
 
Timings  
10:00 - 14:00 
 
Location 
Réplika Teatro | Centro Internacional de Creación 
 
Booking  
For more information email: info@fuentesdelavoz.com 
 
La británica Sarah-Kane dirige el Michael Chekvov Center del Reino Unido, y enseña el método en los estudios Michael Chekhov de Londres y Berlín, Artemis School of Speech and Drama y Freire Hochschule Stuttgar, Alemania. 
 
Experta en la teoría y práctica chejoviana, con su particular enfoque nos invita a explorar los sonidos como Rudolph Steiner y Michael Chekhov describen para poder crear una nueva relación en la que el ejecutante, al hablar, aborde la palabra con otra mirada, descubriendo cosas inesperadas de su personaje. 
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