2nd — 7th January 2024
Derevo Art House invites actors, dancers, musicians and other artists from different fields of art to an intensive 6-day workshop at the Yellow Mill.
Yellow Mill is a laboratory and artistic residence created by the clown Slava Polunin. Here the creative process is more important than the result, not a single experiment can be considered as a failure. It is an adventure where there is no border between everyday life, nature and art.
The daily, 6-hour work will focus on many disciplines that the Derevo system considers as essential basic knowledge for the physical theatre actor.
- Acting. In addition to the Stanislavski System, which is known to many, Derevo will also teach participants the systems of Gordon Craig, Jerzy Grotowski and Vsevolod Meyerhold. These classes are conducted by Anton Adasinsky.
- Profession - Dreamer. Exercises on inventing fairy tales and tall tales. Turning an abstract idea into a material stage form. Elena Yarovaya, one of the founders of Derevo, actress and designer of all Derevo performances, leads the classes.
- Rhythm. One of the most important components of the Derevo system. Basics of musical grammar. Working with a metronome. Tempo construction of the performance."Internal Clock". Conducted by Anton Adasinsky
- And, if everything matches the plans, Slava Polunin will give two lectures on the subject to which he has devoted his whole life - CLOWN!
- Participants will also have an opportunity to get introduced to Slava Polunin's huge photo, video and book archive.
On the last day of the workshop there will be a presentation of the participants' created material for friends and the public. The theme of the show is "Pocket Magic".
The aim of this show is to prove to the participants with the help of Derevo exercises that each of them has a huge energy potential. And it is only a matter of accurately channelling personal power. And, of course, the spearhead of this energy is directed only to creativeness, only to celebration. And this is labour. And you will understand it. And people will see it.
And most importantly: The main task of Derevo Art House is to reveal the individual potential of the participants.