ALRA (the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) and MCIA (the Michael Chekhov International Academy) have joined forces to offer unique intensive 5-day learning programmes to explore and develop your creative performance practice through the Michael Chekhov Technique.
About the Course
Are you an actor, director, theatre practitioner or a teacher of performance in further or higher education looking to expand your practice? These individual intensive 5-day courses could be for you.
Facilitated by two renowned institutions; The Northern Centre for Voice and Movement at ALRA (Wigan, Greater Manchester, UK) and MCIA (Berlin, Germany), the 5 day courses are designed to develop the actor’s craft using the specific working practices of the Michael Chekhov Technique (MCT).
The aim is to provide a space for theatre practitioners and teachers with any level of experience to engage internationally recognised tutors and the profound imaginative methods of the MCT as a tool to develop their own professional practice.
Joerg Andrees is founder of the Michael Chekhov International Academy (MCIA) where he leads an Intensive Training Programme that results in a Michael Chekhov Technique Teacher Certification. Stage and film director, performer and tutor, Joerg initially trained in his native Germany as a film director and proceeded to train in the Michael Chekhov Technique in New York. In 1992 Joerg and a colleague established the first International Michael Chekhov Conference (IMCC) in Berlin and then followed with the 4th IMCC in 1995. Joerg was the co-founder and tutor at the Michael Tschechow Studio Berlin. He also teaches at the Alfred Schnittke Akademie, Hamburg, and is a member of the faculty of MICHA, New York and Michael Chekhov Europe (MCE). Joerg’s work has frequently taken him to Ireland to the Michael Chekhov Studio Dublin and to the Gormanston Drama Summer School (Stageworks).
Sarah Purcell trained at the Michael Chekhov Studio London and qualified as a teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique at the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin. She trained with tutors such as Joerg Andrees, Graham Dixon, Sarah Kane, Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan and Lenard Petit. She is currently teaching at the Michael Chekhov International Academy, Berlin and is looking forward to working with both the Northern Centre for Voice and Movement and ALRA.
On completion of the course, artists will have a thorough understanding of the core principles of the MCT and how this process can enhance their creative practice. ALRA and MCIA will issue certificates of attendance and graduates will be offered a conditional place on any of the Masters courses offered by ALRA including the new MA Creative Performance Practice launching in 2020 (subject to validation). Please see alra.co.uk for full requirements of the current MA courses.
Each 5-day course has been designed to give participants a thorough understanding of the core principles of the MCT and how it can be applied to other performance techniques.
The Actor’s Voice and the Michael Chekhov Technique
21st to 25th October 2019 | Berlin
Actor voice training & imagination and connection to text through MCT.
Applying the Michael Chekhov Technique to Screen Acting
2nd to 6th December 2019 | ALRA North
- Creative space and personality
- Objective and personal atmospheres
- Applying ‘atmospheres’ to acting for camera
£500 per week.
Payment plans are available circumstantially.
(Please note that this is not inclusive of travel, food or accommodation)