You will learn the system taught by Igor Golyak, who studied it at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts as well as Vakhtangov Theatre School in Moscow. Learn the system as it is taught where it was born and you will quickly understand the difference in what is taught here as the system, and what was meant. The training is very intense but very rewarding. You will understand how to approach a character, determine your “action”, understand your “organics” and much more. The information that is covered in this class is not available in books or anywhere else in Boston area. Class size is limited to 7. Class in the Fall of 2013.
The Russian approach to drama is a unique practice. It can best be described as the fundamental block of contemporary Dramatic Arts. The new concept of theater that emerged in Russia in the beginning of 20th century was expressed in the productions and theoretical works of Konstantin Stanislavski, Evgeni Vakhtangov, Michael Chekhov, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Alexander Tairoff and others in the 1920s and ‘30s. They laid the foundation for further development of the Dramatic Arts, leaving a notable imprint on World Theater.
Today it seems that every great actor has been influenced by either the «Stanislavski Method» or the «Chekhov Technique». In modern Russia, the traditions of these founding fathers have been passed on from generation to generation with great care. These traditions are alive today in the best productions, the best performances, and in the teaching techniques of the best drama schools in the world.
Learn the basics of the Stanislvasky, Vahtangov and Michael Chekhov techniques in our course!
In this course we will study the following aspects of the Stanislavsy, Vakhtangov and Chekhov techniques:
Psychological and physical freedom
Imagination and fantasy
“The given circumstances”
Changing the attitude to (object, place of action, partner)
Evaluation of an event
Action and interaction
Exercises on interaction under the conditions of “justified” silence
“Etudes” with improvised text (me in the given Circumstance)
“Etudes” with a partner with a given character
Class of 2010 and 2011 goes on tour to Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. (2012)