THE END OF THE WORLD - Actor's dramaturgy and theatrical incursion in open space 2015

THE END OF THE WORLD - Actor's dramaturgy and theatrical incursion in open space 2015

A 25 day workshop led by Carolina Pizarro and Pierangelo Pompa, in col-laboration with Altamira Studio Teater at Odin Teatret, Holstebro (DK). For three weeks the participants will create scenes and parades that will be presented several times in Holstebro and its surroundings.

The workshop will focus on:

  • The actor's dramaturgy in its various phases, from training to the cre-ation of a figure and the montage of a scene or the composition of a choreography.
  • Theatricalising an open space.
  • The dramaturgical function of music in an open space.
  • The use of theatre as interference in a specific context.

Carolina Pizarro will lead the physical training based on her experience in techniques of different origin. The rigorous and powerful Indian mar-tial arts of kalaripayattu and silambattan will dialogue with the vitality and dynamic precision of South American rhythms and dances like salsa, merengue and cumbia. Pierangelo Pompa and Carolina Pizarro will work together on these techniques from a theatrical point of view, allowing intentions and associations to transform the existing physical structures into improvisation patterns and narrative material.
Pierangelo Pompa will contribute to the training with dynamic and playful exercises developed with Altamira Studio Teater, focussing on basic principles of the craft such as impulse, action, segmentation, relationships and the connection between theatre, dance, play, sport and combat.

The patterns and rhythms developed during the training and other im-provisation techniques will help each participant to create a theatre figure freely inspired by the theme of the workshop: the end of the world. The literal and metaphorical meanings of the theme will be explored to reach a colourful and extroverted result. The figures will be created through physical composition (postures, rhythms, dynamic qualities, etc.) and the use of costumes and props as organic extensions of the actor's body. Pierangelo Pompa will make a montage of the figures and theatre material to compose scenes and parades, which will be pre-sented in collaboration with the actors of Altamira Studio Teater. Individual and collective songs and music will integrate the process and the final montage.

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