An intense three-week program designed for both actors and directors using contemporary theatre techniques!
Every year the DAH Theatre Research Centre offers an intense three-week program of events and practical workshops designed for both actors and directors using contemporary theatre techniques. Following ten editions the 2012 model will evolve the programe and rename into: the DAH Theatre Institute
An approach where directors, actors and dancers indulge in a creative process of physical and vocal training, creating material, and experience how to, through the process of montage, build a performance. Work of the Institute is intended for practicing professionals and those moving towards this.
During the first week of the Institute, the students will be working with actresses Maja Mitić and Sanja Krsmanović Tasić, renowned voice and movement specialists. Two other weeks of the Institute will be led by the director and cofounder of Dah Theatre Dijana Milošević.
Maja Mitić, an actress and a core member of Dah Theatre since its foundation, will focus her work on VOICE TRAINING, aimed at developing the vocal possibilities of each individual. She will work on warm-ups, resonators, and vocal actions. She will also focus on the WORK ON TEXTS that consists of creating materials through improvisations, song and physical improvisation.
Sanja Krsmanović Tasić, an actress and a core member of Dah Theatre since 1993, will focus her work on PHYSICAL TRAINING, in search for an articulated "speaking/thinking" body of the performer. The participants will pass from warming up exercises, breathing exercises, the "Heart Beat" physical training, up to guided improvisations. By searching for the organic impulse that articulates itself through movement this work will develop the sensibility of each individual towards the partner on stage and a sense of group and ensemble.
During the second two weeks, director Dijana Milošević will work on different skills and techniques that form the foundation of the performer's craft. This will focus on the principles of a performer's presence, translating various art forms for the stage and researching personal stories and biographies for the basis of creating performances. The work will also focus on creating actor's material and through the process of montage, building a theatrical performance.