Every year, internationally recognized DAH Theatre Research Centre offers an intensive two/three-weeks program of events and practical workshops designed for both actors and directors using contemporary theatre techniques. The INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR ACTORS AND DIRECTORS ( INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE) , founded in 2001 is now running in its 15th season.
DAH Theatre, one of the groups with whom Eugenio Barba shared his LUIGI PIRANDELLO INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 1997, recipient of OTTO RENE CASTILLO Award (USA) and ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration (EU), this year organize the INTERNATIONAL SCHHOL in Rio de Janeiro in collaboration with SEQUÊNCIA Filmes, Músicas e Cênicas.
An approach where directors, actors and dancers indulge in creative process of physical and vocal training, creating material, and experience how to create a performance using the contemporary methods of montage.
THE FOCUS OF THE WORK THIS TIME WILL BE ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE ACTOR- DIRECTOR PROCESS, INCLUDING DIRECTOR’S MONTAGE AND ACTOR’S PROCESS OF CREATING HIS/HER OWN DRAMATURGY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE FINAL MONTAGE OF THE PERFORMANCE.
During these two weeks at the School, the students will be working with 2 directors that marked history of DAH Theatre and now live and work on different continents. Director and co-founder of DAH Theatre, Dijana Milosevic accompanied by an actress of DAH Theatre, Ivana Milenovic Popovic as assistant and demonstrator and Jadranka Andjelic, other co-founder of DAH and theatre director who lives and works in Brazil – Rio de Janeiro from 2008.
The INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL will take place in the ESPAÇO SEQUÊNCIA, the base of the Sequência Filmes, Músicas e Cênicas with its artistic production and program of the workshops, residences, lectures, encounters and festivals. A cultural space that occupies the charming house from 1938, in old neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. With the theatre room, dressing room, kitchen, courtyard and other facilities, it is ideal place to host an international program and enables whole day intensive work and study.
Beside the practical study program the INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL offers the meetings and exchange with a local artists and immersion into the Rio de Janeiro’s history and cultural life today.
DURATION: 80 hours
The work of the Institute consists of:
Practical work with directors
Final presentation with participants of the institute
Encounters with local artists
Weekend City Tour
9:00 – 17:00 Monday–Friday
Saturday: City Tour
ESPAÇO SEQUÊNCIA is located in Rio Comprido, just below the famous Santa Tereza, near the Christ Statue /Corcovado, very well connected to the historical Centre as well as cultural and touristic attractions: Lake Rodrigo Freitas, Botanical Garden, Copacabana, Ipanema e Leblon. Rio de Janeiro, with its rich history, mix of incredible nature and pleasant climate in July is an exciting city with many cultural events and a unique place that every day inspires and provokes creation.
The Institute spoken languages are English and Portuguese.
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