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International Michael Chekhov Workshop
’Me’ is the Other:
Characterization – Transformation – Psychological Gesture
‘The Art of Acting and Creating’ module III
February 21st – 25th 2015
Istanbul, Turkey
with
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch, Hamburg, Germany
Suzana Nikolić, Zagreb, Croatia
“All true artists bear within themselves a deeply rooted and often unconscious desire
for transformation.” (Michael Chekhov)
The “Other”, i.e. the character in a play, is always larger than the personal experience
of the performer. The Psychological Gesture enables the actor to express and
embody the character’s objectives in a new way.
The Chekhov technique provides a frame for understanding and experiencing the
images and the body of a character and a play. The Technique offers playful and
inspiring ways to create and embody characters that are memorable and exiting.
A profound movement training combined with the awareness of the images you
create through movement is the base of this module.
The participants are from different countries around Europe. The meeting of different
cultural backgrounds and the common desire to investigate, inspire and learn, create
a very unique atmosphere of the AAC workshops.
Among the themes we will be working on in this workshop, are:
Imaginary Body – Imaginary Centers – Archetypes – Thinking, Feeling, Willing –
Psychological Gesture
Please prepare a monologue or scene from the play ‘The Seagull’ by A.Chekhov!
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Open Workshop
This workshop is open to everybody interested in working professionally with the Michael
Chekhov Acting Technique.
You are welcome to take just this individual workshop, or you can continue with joining more
modules of the ‘Art of Acting and Creating’ Training Programme.
Michael Chekhov (1891–1955)
A nephew of playwright Anton Chekhov, he was widely recognized as one of the greatest
actors of the 20th century. Michael Chekhov had a great talent for characterization and was a
keen observer of the creative process.
At the Moscow Art Theatre the collaboration between K.Stanislavsky, E.Vachtangov,
V.Meyerhold and Michael Chekhov led to a theatre that was bold, expressive and
imaginative. In their work they searched for objective principles that would lead to inspired
acting. This investigation led Chekhov to develop his own psycho-physical acting technique,
incorporating body and imagination.
After leaving Russia in 1928 Chekhov spent eleven years in Europe - acting, directing and
teaching. He worked with Max Reinhardt in Berlin and Vienna, founded his own company in
Paris and directed for the theatres in Riga and the Baltic countries. In 1936 he opened the
Chekhov Theatre Studio in Dartington Hall, England.
In 1939 he moved to the United States, where he taught in both New York and in Hollywood.
Michael Chekhov Acting Technique
As an accurate observer of the ‘creative process’, Michael Chekhov investigated the interplay
between psyche and body, between ‘intangible and tangible’.
He found simple and clear tools for the actor, based on the powers of Concentration and
Imagination, the Psychological Gesture, the Imaginary Center and Atmosphere.
Applied in practice, these techniques enable the actor to discover his/her character in a
relatively short period of time. They open doors to the artist’s creative individuality.
Contact:
Kumbaracı50 Tiyatro Istanbul
Gülhan Kadim
gulhan@altidansonra.com; phone: +90 532 255 5580
www.kumbaraci50.com
Michael Chekhov Europe Training
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch
umeyerhorsch@gmx.de; phone: +49 177 3165375
www.michaelchekhov.eu
Faculty
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch is a professional actor and director and the artistic director of the
Michael Chekhov Acting Studio Hamburg. He is co-founder of both Michael Chekhov Europe
and International Michael Chekhov Training.
For the last twenty years he has been performing in German state and regional theatres such
as Theater Kiel, Theater Lübeck, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Schauspiel
Frankfurt, Altonaer Theater, Komödie Düsseldorf, FWT Köln and Maxim Gorki Theater
Berlin. He has worked with Simon McBurney and Complicite, Philippe Gaulier, Augusto Boal
and Yoshi Oida. As an award winning director he is known for his playful productions of the
works of Bertolt Brecht. He has been appointed Associate Artistic Director of
Kreuzgangspiele Feuchtwangen 2014-2016.
Mr.Meyer-Horsch holds diplomas in Acting from Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg, and in
Theology, Philosophy and Theatre Pedagogy from the Universities of Heidelberg, Hamburg,
London (King’s College) and Kiel.
He studied with Michael Chekhov’s former students Hurt Hatfield, Deidre Hurst du Prey, Mala
Powers and Joanna Merlin and with Chekhov masters from Russia and Germany. In his
approach to the Chekhov Technique he incorporates the exploration of children’s games and
work with masks. Since 1994 he has been teaching all over Europe, the US, Brazil and
Taiwan. He is a member of the international faculty of MICHA (Michael Chekhov
Association), New York.
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch conducted workshops at Kumbaracı50 Tyatro in 2012 and 2013 and is
a regular guest teacher at Yeditepe University Istanbul. He has written the afterword to the
Turkish edition of “Michael Chekhov: Oyuncuya” (2014).
Suzana Nikolić
Actress, Professor for Voice and Speech, Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb.
Suzana Nikolić is a graduate of the Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb. She was
a Fulbright scholar at NYU – Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Acting Program (1998/99).
She has over 15 years of additional acting and voice training abroad. Since 2006 – 2010 she
was Head of Voice and Speech Department.
Ms Nikolić’s current position at the Academy of Dramatic Art is Full time Professor. She is a
Founder and Artistic director of Performing Arts Etra and Michael Chekhov Studio Croatia.
Her acting credits include theatre performances, feature films, television films & serials, as
well as radio. She is an award winning actress, well known on Croatian Television.
Ms Nikolić's organizational and producing credits includes over a dozen international
workshops, most of them concerning voice and speech work and Michael Chekhov acting
technique. She also produced M.I.Fornes play MUD which was staged at ZeKaEm, Zagreb,
2004.
Ms Nikolić has been certificated as a teacher of Michael Chekhov Technique in 2004 by
MICHA, USA. She works professionally with the Technique over 15 years. She is co-founder
of both Michael Chekhov Europe and International Michael Chekhov Training and is a
member of the international faculty of MICHA, New York 2015.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Place:
Kumbaracı50
Kumbaracı Yokuşu No.50 D.2
Tünel-Beyoğlu
Istanbul, Turkey
Date:
Saturday, 21rd – Wednesday, 25th, February 2015
From:
10.00h – 17.00h (incl. 75min. lunch break)
Working language:
English with translation into Turkish
Participants can act in their own language
Costs:
International participants:
€ 420,-€ 390,-- (application before January 25th)
Turkish citizens:
TL 720,-TL 650,-- (registration before January 25th)
How to get to Istanbul
The easiest way to get to Istanbul is by plane of course. Istanbul has two international
airports, one on the European side (Ataturk Airport) and the other one on the Asian side
(Sabiha Gokcen Airport). In both cases you will get the shuttle (called HAVATAŞ) from the
airport to get to Taksim (the nearest centre to the working place and where the most of the
hotels are located).
Eating in Istanbul
Coffee and tea will be served during the breaks.
Lunch and dinner: There are many cafes, restaurants and shops in the area. You can pay in
Turkish Lira, credit card and V-pay (maestro/girocard). Smaller places will accept only cash.
We will recommend places for eating during the workshop.
Accommodation in Istanbul
Please let us know if you need help to find accommodation. We can suggest you some close
places to stay:
Hostel
http://www.chillouthostelistanbul.com/ (at discount for workshop participants)
http://www.worldhouseistanbul.com/ (at discount for workshop participants)
http://www.hostelneverland.com/
http://www.redriverhostel.com/index.html
Hotel
http://www.roomsgalata.com/
http://www.peratulip.com/
Practical info
Currency: Turkish Lira (TL) / Exchange rate: 1 Euro = 2,8 Lira
HOW TO APPLY
International participants:
Please fill in the application form (see last page) and send it to:
Michael Chekhov Europe Training
c/o Ulrich Meyer-Horsch
Arnoldstrasse 77
22763 Hamburg
Germany
or fax it to the following number: +49 40 18032347
or mail it to: umeyerhorsch@gmx.de
Please make your payment to:
Michael Chekhov Europe e.V.
(Address: Eisenbahnstrasse 21, D-10997 Berlin)
Bank: Landesbank Berlin - Berliner Sparkasse IBAN: DE70100500000190265264
BIC: BELADEBEXXX
mentioning ‘Chekhov Istanbul 2015’
Turkish citizens:
Please fill in the application form (see last page) and send it to:
Kumbaracı50 Tiyatro
Kumbaracı Yokuşu No.50 D.2
Tünel-Beyoğlu, Istanbul
or fax it to the following number: +90 212 243 50 51
or mail it to: atolye@kumbaraci50.com
Please make your payment to:
Altıdan Sonra Yapım Reklam Film Yayın ve Eğit. Hizm. Ltd. Şti.
Address: Kumbaracı Yokuşu No:50 Tünel-Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Bank: Yapı ve Kredi Bankası – Beylerbeyi Şubesi
IBAN: TR51 0006 7010 0000 0082 6130 13
SWIFT: YAPITRISXXX
mentioning ‘Chekhov Istanbul 2015’
Applications will be registered once the application form has been received and the fee is
paid. Your place will be confirmed by email as soon as possible thereafter. Your application
is definite and irrevocable.
The fee is non-refundable, unless someone else fills your place (for example from a possible
waiting list). In that case there will be an administrative charge of 40 €.
Not later than 14 days before the workshop you will be sent further details concerning the
training and practical matters. You will be given a receipt of your payment upon arrival.
The organizers are not responsible for any claims regarding loss or theft of valuables, or in
cases of accidents or illness.
All details are subject to change.
APPLICATION FORM
’ME’ IS THE OTHER
INTERNATIONAL MICHAEL CHEKHOV WORKSHOP, FEBRUARY 2015
Name: …………….……………………………………........…………………Age:..………………
Address: …………………………..…..……………………………….……………..…….….….……
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City: ………………..……………………………………….…… Postal code: ……………….……
Country: ……………………….…………….………………….......................................................
Phone: ….……………………..………………………..………
Fax: ….………………...……..
E-mail: ………………………………………………...…………………………………………………
Education/ Artistic experience:
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Experience in the Michael Chekhov Technique:
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I wish to register for the
International Michael Chekhov Workshop
‘ME’ IS THE OTHER – 21 - 25 February 2015, Istanbul, Turkey
I shall pay (mentioning ‘Chekhov Istanbul 2015’):
International participants:
□ € 420,-- (registration after Jan 25th) / □ € 390,-- (registration before Jan 25th)
to: Michael Chekhov Europe e.V.
(Address: Eisenbahnstrasse 21, D-10997 Berlin, Germany)
Bank: Landesbank Berlin - Berliner Sparkasse IBAN: DE70100500000190265264
BIC: BELADEBEXXX
Turkish citizens:
□ TL 720,-- (registration after Jan 25th) / □ TL 650,-- (registration before Jan.25th)
to: Altıdan Sonra Yapım Reklam Film Yayın ve Eğit. Hizm. Ltd. Şti.
Address: Kumbaracı Yokuşu No:50 Tünel-Beyoğlu/İstanbul
Bank: Yapı ve Kredi Bankası – Beylerbeyi Şubesi
IBAN: TR51 0006 7010 0000 0082 6130 13
SWIFT: YAPITRISXXX
The organizers are not responsible for any claims regarding loss or theft of valuables, or in
cases of accidents or illness. I accept that I have to take care of my insurances, because the
organizers will not insure participants.
□ I wish to receive accommodation assistance. □ I do not need accommodation assistance.
(please tick!)
Date: ………………..…….
Signature: ……………….…………..……………………………
Please send this form to fax no. +90 212 243 5051 or mail it to atolye@altidansonra.com or
send it by mail to Kumbaracı50, Kumbaracı Yokuşu No.50 /2 Tünel-Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey