– Training –
D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective’s goal is to use theatre as a tool for reflection and social change, and we believe movement and interaction to be the most influential form of theatrical expression.
Together with live performances, we also want to bring our training methods to the heart of the community to generate discussion and incite action.
D.I.V.E.’s training program focuses on developing the dramatic and political potential in movement. Blending physical theatre, political theatre, dance and sound we place community engagement and the human body at the centre of the theatrical process.
Our programs are open for actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists, students, teachers and performing arts enthusiasts who want develop their acting skills, body awareness, self-expression, voice and stage dynamics.
Theatre of the Oppressed Intensive
(in partnership with Public Act Theatre)
Mon 14 Dec – Fri 18 Dec 2020
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm AEST (QLD Time)
Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre
1 Garrick St, Coolangatta
$330 / $295 Early Bird (Exp. 20 Nov 2020)
Movement for Actors: Biomechanics
During the workshop, we will investigate the principles of Biomechanics, a system of physical techniques created by Russian actor and director Vsevolod Meyerhold (1874-1940). These intricate movement practices explore in depth the mechanical and organic aspects of theatrical play, which enable the actor to focus his awareness on each gesture produced on the stage.
D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective’s Movement workshop includes a practical overview of Meyerhold’s études: physical training exercises to fine tune the body and discipline the actor’s actions, reactions, impulses and responses on the stage. This psychophysical approach to performance aims at developing basic skills such as rhythm, precision, balance, playfulness, harmony, coordination, responsiveness, confidence and expressiveness.
The workshop is led by D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective’s Artistic Director Cesar Genaro, who was born and trained in Brazil, having used and disseminated Meyerhold’s techniques throughout his career as an actor and director.