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Performing Arts International offers training and workshop opportunities in the United Kingdom, across Europe and beyond. Often this training is in partnership with other performing arts schools including Studio Michael Chekhov Paris.  
 
Following are details of forthcoming opportunities to study with Performing Arts International outside of the UK: 

The Third International Demidov Summer School - July 2019 

THE TRAINING PROGRAMME 
This English-speaking group is for actors and directors with various levels of familiarity with the Demidov approach and will include theatre students and professionals acquainted with his work only through his writings. It is also for those who have some practical training in his technique. 
 
THE DEMIDOV TECHNIQUE PART ONE: JULY 16-19 
The first part of the Summer School will be dedicated to the etudes: these are specially designed exercises that establish an actor in the process of subconscious living onstage. Practicing the Demidov etudes will also lead participants toward approaching the organic inception of character. 
 
Please bring a number and variety of outfits, from formal to casual (street, home and athletic).  
 
Participants will be asked to vary their wardrobe from class to class in order to access a variety of impulses for transformation. 
 
THE DEMIDOV TECHNIQUE PART TWO: JULY 21-26 
During the second part the emphasis will shift to the technique of treating the embryo of the role, overcoming dependency on stereotypical “habitual” character and cultivating the habit of surrendering to the inimitable “just-born,” archetypal character. Participants will be given an opportunity to practise the methods of “accumulating” the role. 
 
The work will also progress from etudes without pre-assigned circumstances to those with previously established circumstances, giving participant the opportunity to approach Demidov’s principles of scene study and his original rehearsal practices. 
 
CREATIVE SPEECH PARTS ONE & TWO 
This is for those actors and teachers interested in discovering more about their own voice and how to use it effectively and with differentiation and color both on stage or in front of a camera. 
 
We will be exploring how gesture - to the Steiners the essence of an actor’s performance as well as of all other aspects of performance - is at the heart of artistic speaking, and discovering both what Rudolf Steiner’s revelations of speech are - they were developed for actors using specific movements – and how to work with them as an inspiring and creative means of enlivening artistic speech and giving it character. 
 
Please bring a short monologue spoken by a character, one to two minutes in length, with which you can experiment on how to work with gesture as a tool to both clarify, differentiate and intensify your vocal choices. 
 
We will also be working with movement: please bring loose, comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes such as those used for jazz dance. 
 
More information can be found here: http://demidovschool.com/eng 
 
Date: Tuesday 16 - Thursday 26 July 2019  
Booking: For further information and to apply, please email: shafeeva@demidovschool.com 
Faculty: Master Teacher - Andrei Malaev-Babel will teach a course dedicated to Demidov’s approach. 
 
Professor of Florida State University (FSU) and of New College of Florida, the Head of Acting for the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, winner of the Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots' (KSORS) Award in the nomination “For Special Contribution to the Advancement of Popular Diplomacy", member of the Board of Directors of the Michael Chekhov Association (New York), member of the Stanislavsky Centre’s Advisory Committee (UK), member of “Arti Dello Spettacolo-Performing Arts” journal’s Scientific Council (Italy), nominee for the Helen Hayes Award (Washington, D.C.), author and editor of books and journal articles on the masters of Russian Theater: Nikolai Demidov, Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Michael Chekhov and Alexandra Remizova. 
 
Guest Master Teacher - Sarah Kane will teach Creative Speech, and is delighted to contribute an approach to speech compatible with the exciting discoveries being made in Andrei Malaev- Babel's work with Nicholai Demidov's technique. 
 
Sarah directs and teaches for the Michael Chekhov Studio Paris, the Michael Tschechow-Studio, Berlin, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London and Michael Chekhov UK. 
She has taught in universities and theatre training programmes in the UK, Europe and the USA, co-founded the Michael Chekhov Centre UK; founded Threshold Theatre to further explore Chekhov’s techniques in rehearsal and performance, and set up the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA,USA) with Joanna Merlin. 
 
Sarah performs both as an actor and speaker for movement companies; she was Artistic Associate at the Stanislavsky Theater Studio in Washington, DC and Artistic Director of the Goetheanum Stage, Basel. 
 
 
Schedule: 
July 15: 6pm - Opening Ceremony 
 
July 16 – 19: PART I 
10am - 2pm Andrei Malaev-Babel 
2 - 4pm Lunch 
4 - 7pm Sarah Kane 
 
July 20 Free Day 
 
July 21 – 26: PART 2 
10am - 2pm Andrei Malaev-Babel 
2 - 4pm Lunch 
4 - 7pm Sarah Kane 
 
July 26: 7:30pm Closing Ceremony  
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