Members’ meeting on Monday
The Experimental Station will hold a meeting of its members on Monday 8 February 2016 from 16.00-18.00. Soup will be served after the meeting. The meeting will take place in the foyer of the Experimental Station.
To register for the members’ meeting, please send an e-mail to: mail(at)forsoegsstationen.dk
New cultural policy blog on Forsøgsstationens website
The experimental station is behind a new cultural policy blog that went live on 1 February 2016. The purpose of the blog is to discuss a number of current issues in the performing arts and thereby encourage the users of Forsøgsstationen and the performing arts community in general to get involved in issues concerning the performing arts community. Lotte Faarup and Øyvind Kirchhoff, artistic directors of Forsøgsstationen, explain why the new cultural policy blog is needed:
“We facilitate a blog to give people the opportunity to discuss current issues in the performing arts community and thereby contribute to the development of the performing arts in this country. It is a continuation of the activities of the Experimental Station, but the blog is aimed at both users of the Experimental Station and the environment as a whole.
It is important for Forsøgsstationen that we constantly think bigger and more holistically and contribute to the development of Danish performing arts.”
You can read the blog and join the debate on the Experimental Station website at www.forsoegsstationen.dk.
You will find the blog under the menu item “membership”.
Drama without drama” to full houses!
There are no more tickets available for the seminar “Drama without drama – a day seminar on the current forms of drama”.All places are taken! The seminar will take place on 12 February 2016 from 13.00-17.00 at the Experimental Station.
If you are one of those who have been allocated a place at the seminar, but are prevented from attending for any reason, please cancel by emailing mail(at)forsoegsstationen.dk, so that one of those on the waiting list can be allocated the place instead. We are working to arrange a live streaming of the seminar so that those who will not be able to attend in person can follow it online. There will be postings on the Research Station’s website and Facebook, and members will receive an email from the Research Station with a link to live streaming of the seminar prior to the event.
Experimental report in fm. “Bacchanter XO” is available now on the web
In 1996, three actors and physical performers played together in Anne-Lise Gabold’s performance, “The Baker’s Wives” by Euripides.
In August 2015, Angelina Watson, along with the other two actors, led the “Bacchanter XO” trial.
The experiment was an investigation into whether years of work with the Suzuki method and Nadine George’s voice training are stored in physical memory.
Questions were asked such as:
Has the training matured the physical and mental body?
Does the professional artistic experience – both physical and stage experience – add a new dimension to the physical expression?
Is it possible to reintroduce training and still gain new knowledge?
They wrote before the trial: “Our bodies and voices have changed since we played together in the show ‘The Backstage Girls’ in 1996. There is a more complex experience in them and in our souls than there was when we were young. The experiment is an exploration of where we are right now with voices, bodies and each other.”
Now the group has delivered a test report.
It can be freely downloaded from the Experimental Station website www.forsoegsstationen.dk under the menu item “experiments” in “season 15/16”.
Theory workshop with Knut Ove Arntzen
There are still places available at the theory workshop with Professor Knut Ove Arntzen on 15 February 2016 at 16.00 – 18.00.
To register for the workshop write to: mail(at)forsoegsstationen.dk
Knut Ove Arntzen has written a little about his upcoming workshop FORMASJON HANDLING EXPERIENCE:
“My workshop will show form – understood as arrangement or choreography. Action and experience can be seen in a theatre-historical perspective; between the pre-modern and the post-modern. The popular pantomime and the figurative theatre are a link between these two periods, something that is expressed in both the avant-garde and the late post-modern theatre; in the grotesque as well as in the visual dramaturgy.
Against this background, I will show how post-modernism has seen a shift from the aesthetic to a dramaturgy of experience with a focus on the personal and social. The experience or the situation has taken centre stage. The actors play with roles and characters, recycling elements from popular tradition, the avant-garde and post-modern theatre. The institutional theatre also begins to work with experience and transgression. But then there is a need to raise new questions in relation to an open and partly personal understanding of art.
Transgressions and the trans-artistic or inter-artistic create borderlessness and expand the field of what can be defined as aesthetic and artistic activity with regard to the individual and society, crises and disasters.”
Knut Ove Arntzen is a professor at the University of Bergen, Institute for Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.
Actor Rikke Eberhardt Knudsen at the “Mini-Festival of Hungarian Performing Arts”, June 2015.
A look into the playwright’s workroom
“The Playwright’s Workshop” is a one-day seminar in which playwrights Astrid Saalbach, Joan Rang, Tomas Lagermand Lundme and Thomas Markmann explain their working methods, illustrated by examples from their own works.
Here they share their experiences of working on specific works, including plot, story, character work, rehearsal and more.
There are still places available!
The “Playwright’s Workshop” will take place on Monday 14 March 2016 from 12.00-17.00.
What methods does the playwright use?
The day seminar is a collaboration between Forsøgsstationen and Dramafronten.
It is supported by the Danish Dramatists’ Association and the Danish Arts Fund’s Project Support Committee for Performing Arts.
Admission is free.
Registration to: mail(at)forsoegsstationen.dk
Workshop in voice training
A voice training workshop will be held on 22 – 27 February 2016 with Nadine George.
There are no places left at the workshop, but there will be an open Master Class on Saturday 27 February 2016 from 10.00-14.00.
It is open to all interested.
Registration for the open Master Class is not required.
The event will take place at the Experimental Station.
Nadine George is an internationally recognised voice teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience. She originally trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.