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Collective Play - Theater Lab with Peter Sweet | 16-18 June

Train fundamental skills for creating and performing in any group or duo.

Collective Play - Theater Lab with Peter Sweet | 16-18 June
Collective Play - Theater Lab with Peter Sweet | 16-18 June

Time & Location

16. Juni 2023, 17:00 MESZ – 18. Juni 2023, 18:00 MESZ

Berlin, Pflügerstraße, 12045 Berlin, Germany


Friday 17:00-21:00 Saturday and Sunday 10:00-18:00 

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Theater Lab with Peter Sweet is an ongoing workshop program that offers rigorous training in theater technique, creation methods and movement awareness. 

Collective Play

This 3-day intensive will focus on:

•Extreme listening, develop the super power of feeling your partners on stage in each moment

•Creating instant choreography that comes from collective instinct

•Using the architecture of the group to create dramatic tension

•Creating silence on stage together

•Using rhythm to develop action

•Creating focus for a solo in a collective piece

When you watch a group perform that is really in sync, it can seem like they have one brain and many brains at the same time. The individuals are able to follow their own impulses, yet the group supports every action that happens on stage. There seems to be no leader and many leaders. When you develop this kind of connection with your partners you unlock a source of collective intelligence that allows you to improvise together and create the focus that makes everything that you do have more impact. When you create set material from this kind of improvisation, the finished work appears organic and spontaneous to the audience because it arose from the real time impulses of the group.

Over three days I will work with the class as I would with a professional company, teaching how to develop group listening and in any duo or collective.

All levels welcome. Come alone, or bring your partner/company.

About Theater Lab with Peter Sweet:

Theater Lab workshops are interrelated and compliment each other. You can start with  any workshop and when you participate in multiple workshops and revisit  workshop themes, you have the opportunity to deepen your practice and  build your performance skills over time. If  you are already a performer, Theater Lab is a place to train the  fundamental skills necessary for bringing your creative vision to life  on stage. For those without a performance background, it is an  opportunity to dive into the world of movement based theater.

About the teacher:

Peter Sweet has been working as a performer, teacher and director of physical theater

and contemporary circus since 2000. His solo and duo shows: Meet Pete Sweet, Swinging High and BOOM! toured in over 20 countries. Peter served as the director of performance in the circus department at Die Etage Berlin for 4 years. He is a thesis advisor and coach at Fonty’s Netherlands masters program in choreography and has been a guest teacher at the Stockholm University of Dance and Circus, Zurich University of the Arts and the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich. Peter studied physical theatre at the Helikos International School of Theatre Creation in Florence, contemporary and classical dance at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Salzburg and circus at Ecole du Cirque Zofy in Sion (CH). He is a certified teacher of both the Alexander Technique and Wutao, a French movement art based on breath and undulation.

Peter is currently based in Berlin (DE), where he directs professional companies, teaches workshops and creates new works of inspired madness. In his free time he reads, flies kites, dances in the kitchen, and watches Muppet show re-runs.

This workshop uses a donation sliding scale system between 115€- 225€

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If you have questions please send an email to Peter Sweet:

This event is organised in cooperation with Coraggio - Die kulturanstifter e.V.

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