Acrobatics of the Heart, NYC:
Grotowski-based and Six Viewpoints Training
A two-week investigation of two profound vocabularies of pedagogy and performance: Psychophysical acting and the Six Viewpoints.
Stephen Wangh, director, playwright, teacher, author of An Acrobat of The Heart
Wendell Beavers, choreographer, director, teacher of the Six Viewpoints and somatic physical techniques
Erica Fae, theatre & filmmaker, performer, teacher
Performers, teachers, directors, choreographers!
We invite all who have previous experience in Grotowski-based acting and the Six Viewpoints to join us in an experiment designed to deepen and extend our training and performance practices.
Week One: Owning What We Know
An in-depth review of the principles and practices of Six Viewpoints and Grotowski-based acting, taking the time to explore how each of these approaches transforms both performer and performance.
Week Two: Entering the Unknown
An exploration of the continuum from meditative practice to physical exploration of space, time, emotion and image. Full-group and small group experiments with Steve, Wendell and Erica investigating how text and performance can emerge from this work, and how these two profound disciplines can intersect with and augment each other.
Saturday morning invited public showing of selected material from the workshop
The 2021 workshop is returning to New York City.
Exact location TBA.
9am – 5pm
Monday, July 26 – Friday, August 7, 2021
Day off on Sunday, August 2nd
The workshop also includes three evening sessions with dinner and an invited public showing on Saturday, August 9th.
Dates subject to change.
Special early bird discount: 10% discount for all applications fully paid before May 1st.
Payment plans can be arranged.