IMPROVISATION FIELD TECHNIQUE
July 18-22 & July 22-24
& DIALOGUES FOR THE STAGE
18-22 juli (5 days)
FULLY BOOKED. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to get on the waiting list.
Anchored in Improvisation Field Technique the purpose of this course is to make you feel more confident with the writing process; from theme & first written inspiration/impulse to the exploration of the characters and their relations & specific life situation. A playwright has to focus on the characters' way of expressing themselves when speaking, and in that way leave space for the actors' and director's artistic interpretations.
Course set up
- We will work partly with guided writing exercises, and partly on the floor with systemic energy field constellations as a tool for holding space for the different voices in your text. The writing segments will be approx. 15-20 min. at the time.
- We will read some of your texts together. It is natural and no problem at all if you feel vulnerable in that situation. We do it because it is such good practice to get rid of the idea, that your text should be "perfect", as "good" as somebody else's, or just "better" than it is. We share the texts in process because it is generous and profound inspiration, and it might open your imagination to the deeper layers of the text/character.
- Feedback from me is never a judgment of your text, but always a specific suggestion for you to consider as you continue the work with your text. If we have some actors or acting students in the group, we will also explore what happens when a monologue/dialogue is put on stage. We will study some of the great playwright masters.
This course is for you if you are curious about writing for the stage and if you are curious about the intuitive way of stepping into a creative/artistic process. Bring pen&paper and/or laptop. You cannot use your phone to write on. Everybody can participate in a constellation. Acting skills are not required. Sarah teaches in English, and she understand Swedish, Norwegian, Danish. You can write in either of these languages.
Keywords: Breathing, body, energy fields, inner landscapes, portraying a character through monologue/dialogue.
22-24 juli (2,5 days)
An introduction to Improvisation Field Technique with a focus on improvised monologues. IFT is a method for dramatic improvisation. A main take away from IFT is that it teaches you how to get past the mental noise of "good & clever" ideas and censuring thoughts of the inner critic. The technique cultivates your trust in the intuitive, and refines your ability to listen to the inner logic of the emotional/physical impulses
Course set up
The course starts on Friday evening. To get the most out of our time together we will work partly with everybody on the floor/stage and partly in groups of 2/4/8. Sarah teaches in English, but understands Swedish, Norwegian, Danish. You can speak the language you prefer.
No pre-knowledge needed. You do not have to take the first course, in order to be able to participate in the weekend one.
Date & cost:
One course: 500 SEK (300 SEK with discount*)
If you take both courses you pay a course fee of 800 SEK (500 SEK with discount*). Choose "course combo" in Billetto in that case.
July 18-22: 2500 SEK for course fee + accommodation & food (1500 SEK with discount*)
July 22-24: 1500 SEK for course fee + accommodation & food (600 SEK with discount*)
*Are you a student, unemployed or low on income? Use the promotional code "NL22" and get 40% discount!
Course leader: Sarah Caroline Kenter (DK)
Sarah Caroline Kenter founded the professional theater ensemble FELT in 2014, and has since taught acting and acting students in both Denmark and Sweden. She is a certified reflexologist with educations in anatomy and physiology and an active psychotherapist. She also has a master's degree in theology from the University of Copenhagen. Therefore, body, head, emotions and mind are naturally interconnected in the improvisation method that she has developed. Sarah teaches English, but understands both Swedish and Norwegian, so if you are not comfortable speaking English, it is no problem.
"It is my concern to teach you to let go of the fear of not being entertaining, funny, interesting, clever, or good enough on stage, by introducing Improvisation Field Technique (IFT). IFT focuses on your trust in the imaginary, the intuitive, and also your awareness of body, space, and emotion."
More information: www.sarahkenter.com