Suspense and Crescendo - Theater Lab with Peter Sweet | 15-17 September
Three days exploring rhythm and timing in performance through improvisation and theatrical technique.
Time & Location
15 Sept 2023, 17:00 CEST – 17 Sept 2023, 17:00 CEST
Berlin, Pflügerstraße, 12045 Berlin, Germany
Saturday and Sunday 11:00-18:00
Making actions clear on stage
Crescendo - knowing when you've reached the climax
Rhythm as dramaturgy to develop your theme
Creating dramatic tension through the timing of simple actions
Action that builds towards a climax has a way of capturing our imagination and drawing us in to whatever is happening on stage. The subtle play of building tension towards an ecstatic release is the skill that we, as creators of live performance, can use to develop the themes in our work to their greatest potential.
We create suspense when we gradually build an expectation that something is going to happen: the bomb counting down to 0, the agonizing wait for a first kiss, climbing the ladder up to the high wire…etc. We create a strong desire in the audience to find out what will happen next. It is then deeply satisfying when the action builds in a crescendo that reaches a peak far beyond what they imagined was possible.
By increasing our awareness of the rhythm and timing of our actions we can grow our creative impulses into performances that move both us and our audience.
This workshop is open to all levels. No prior experience needed.
This workshop uses a donation sliding scale system between 115€- 225€
Register here: https://forms.gle/HR7tRyQC4nWTdVoHA
If you have questions please send an email to Peter Sweet:
This event is organised in cooperation with Coraggio - Die kulturanstifter e.V.
For more info about workshops, visit https://www.coraggio.de/projekt/coraggio-lab/