Final places for Berlin Summer School 27 July 2015

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Summer School Berlin - Touching the Unknown

27th July- 7th August 2015

An introduction to Integral Movement and Performance Practice

This 2-week Intensive will take place at the Eden Studios in Berlin, and gives an introduction to LISPA’s new professional development program in Integral Movement and Performance Practice, which investigates the links between movement, theatre and performance and artistic, personal and spiritual development.

Integral Movement and Performance Practice explores the interconnectedness of the human body in performance with the Liminal, the Sacred and the Spiritual, further following the profound interest of some of the most significant theatre reformers of the 20th century (Artaud, Copeau, Grotowski, Meyerhold, Stanislawski).  The program also draws deeply from Lecoq’s movement/mask based pedagogy, C.G. Jung’s approach to personal growth and Jean Gebser’s work around integral awareness.  The Intensive creates an environment in which the performer can examine personal and cultural blockages that inhibit access to full creative potential, open to new awareness of the personal and transpersonal stories inscribed into our own bodies, and investigate how to use these stories as a point of departure for performance in all its different forms.

The Intensive will invite participants to develop a more integral understanding of the human body in movement and performance through an exploration of the archaic, mythological, intellectual and post-intellectual layers within the human psyche. Through moving, improvising, painting, writing and devising, and integrating neutral mask work and body awareness techniques, participants will create performances which are rooted in their own bodies - inviting the performer to experience performance as an approach to her/his very deepest creative sources.

This Intensive is designed for experienced practitioners with a background in movement-based theatre, theatre education, applied theatre and performance, or a performance-based healing practice.


Lead Teacher of the course will be Thomas Prattki, Founder and Director of LISPA.

Workshop hours : Monday – Friday 10-12.00, 12.45-16.00

The group size is limited.

Fees : £900.00

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