Residency Dance/Movement Theater in CLOUD/Danslab
Call for performers, dancers and actors
by Eva Bergerová
This is a call to professional/student dancers, performers or actors, who are open to an experiment and are capable of conscious alteration of emotion and most importantly who are willing to venture on the journey into their own body and mind. An important part is also the ability to improvise.
“For me, the most important in art is the personal message and expression, authenticity and the willingness to dig deeper in yourself and bring that out.”
There is a ´theater method called STEP OUT OF THE STORY and I am very much looking forward to develop this method with other inspiring artists together.
* RESIDENCY HAS TWO PARTS
~ First part: Workshop introduction the theater method ´Step out of the Story´. In this part, there is no commitment needed to continue. It is also possible to be present for a part of the time.
~ Second part: we continue with artists who fit the project and create a work in progress performance with the END SHOW on the 25th of July. The title of the performance is ´Mystery´, inspired by ancient Eleusinian Mysteries, there, where archaeologists say, European theater was born.
This residency is the first step to create a continuously working professional theater group.
Residency consist of the following: < First part: Introduction of the method ´Step out of the Story´
18, 19 July
< Second part: Creating work in progress performance – ´Mystery´
20., 21., 22., 23., 24, 25. July Time will be flexible. Around 5 hours per day.
Performance: 25th of July
About ´Step out of the Story´ method: Our resources are: < Theater/drama techniques (Grotowski, Stanislavski), < Conscious Dance techniques like 5Rhythms (search for an authentic emotion), Open Floor (building dramatic situation),
Movement Medicine (work with the energetic field of the partner and audience), Chinese Martial Arts (wushu – physical exercises). Rituals, searching for the roots of the theater. Personal dance or acting technique of every artist (contemporary dance, ballet, drama actor, performer)
We mix the unique techniques of performers into the blend of the story of performance. We will train you in some techniques according to the method ‘Step out of the Story’, but your own professionality will be the basis for your expression. S.O.S. is developing individual creativity and personal technique. We follow your qualities.
We work with personal engagement as well as the personal development of the performer/dancer/actor. In the performance, I direct, I do not choreograph. After we created the performance story, a part of the scenes are always improvised, but the structure of the performance story is fixed.
More about S.O.S.:
Cost of the project is 40 €,- for the whole week
Eva’s website: www.evabergerova.eu
About Eva Bergerová
Eva is TheaterMaker from the Czech Republic. She is director, regisseur, dramaturgy, dancer/performer and translator.
Her background is in Drama theatre. She created and worked in two theatre companies in Ostrava. One is Divadlo Company.cz, which has its residency in Strašnické Divadlo and Divadlo Komedie in Prague. As the director, she directed Drama like Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, dramatizations of The Bee Valley and Sand Scythe, novel by Vladimír Körner Korner or Gustav Meyrink’s Golem. Eva also studied and worked in Poland. In Prague National Theatre she directed The Gray Mouse Opera by Petr Komár Soudek as a part of the cycle Banging at the Iron Curtain.
Her last project in Prague was creating an experimental group called ‘Studio‘ Non-Comfortable Zone. This was a movement, dance and theatre project. In a period of two years the performance and a theater method was born, called ‘Step out of the Story’.
Eva is practicing martial arts, conscious dance, different meditation forms and self-development techniques for more than 20 years.
In the Netherlands, Eva is working as a freelance director, dancer and teacher (Delftse Maakweken – Calling of elements, Mooie Weer Spelen, Home Impro Performances), teaching martial arts and giving theatre and dance workshops. She teaches her weekly classes of embodied dance/meditation called Pure Dance and Ecstatic Dance.
On the theatre ground, Eva created and danced these performances f.e.: Warrior of the Dance, Kairos (Improvisation Ritual theatre) and Home Impro Stock. With amateurs, she directed these performances: Phoenix from the Fire, Stardust, Flamingo Spirit and I am Paradise. She also uses to work with live musicians.
Now, the longing for the next step and built professional continuously working theatre dance group is coming into reality and she is recently working on the performance Threemotions in Wolk Rotterdam.