This experimental workshop is about DEMONS. We will work on contemporary and classical scenes from movies, TV-series and stage plays to create modern, complex and very real characters. Our DEMONS will take us to all the messy parts of being human, confront us with our beliefs of who we are and expand our ideas of playing comedy and drama.

I am developing an acting approach to find, reveal and integrate our DEMONS (or our Shadow Selves) into the character work.  The foundation of the method is the learnings of Stanislavski, the heart is the Chubbuck Technique (and other moderns techniques like Meisner and Method Acting) and the stepping stone is the legacy of the psychoanalysist Carl Jung.

The work will be both analytical, emotional, physical as well as intuitive – using your whole capacity as an actor and human being. It can be quite an overwhelming process, but more important; a deeply rewarding one. The way you see yourself and your mission as an actor will most likely be changed forever.

We will begin online to set out the course. The core of the workshop is in real life in Falkenberg. There we will be journaling in the mornings, dreaming in the nights and working on exercises and scenes in the masterclass during the days.  You will find a demon inside of you, give it a name, entice it to come out and play – and make you win the scene!

The workshop is open to professional Swedish and International actors. Working language is English.

Falkenberg is a beautiful little seaside town on the Swedish Westcoast. A direct train from Copenhagen Airport stops at the train station (a 3 hour ride). There are usually a lot of tourists in town in July so it might be a good idea to book accommodation as early as possible. A list of nearby accommodations is available on request. 

 The course is in cooperation with Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan Falkenberg.

 

WORKING WITH THE DEMONS

The DEMON is a concept found in almost every culture around the world. It was popularized in the west by Carl Jung under the name of “The Shadow”.  It is any aspect of the unconscious mind that we have rejected, denied or disowned. Plainly it is anything within us that we are unwilling to face, what we shoved down as deep as possible inside of us. Both the darker aspect of ourselves, as our shame, our fear, our phobias or traumas and the lighter, as our greatness, our success or our beauty –  things that we don’t believe we deserve. Hidden inside of us, the demons are, in fact, powerful sources of energy. They are closely linked to our creativity and if we connect to them they open up new dimensions which can us through creative blocks and make us look upon our whole artistic journey in a new light. 

 

 

THE COURSE PROCESS

PREPARE
You get your scene and your scene partner. You watch the movie, tv-series or read the play script. You study the texts and exercises in the course compilation. You start the rehearsals with your scene partner.

DO THE GROUND WORK
We meet up online and you connect to the drives, the needs and the passions of your character. The journey inward begins.

GO DEEPER
Now you and your scene partner meet with me again online to get down to all the specifics of how the scene and the character is about your life – right now.

RENDEZVOUS WITH YOUR DEMON
In real life. Three days in Falkenberg where we will deep dive to find, reveal, explore and integrate our demons in a creative process, using these rejected sides of us to win. Like the alchemical process of turning shit into gold.

VENUE:
Studieförbundet Vuxenskolan, Möllegatan 11, 311 34 Falkenberg and online. 

 

TIMES:
5 May – You will receive a scene and a scene partner and begin your preparation work.
21 May – 10.00-15.00 ONLINE to do ground work.
22-25 May – A 45 minute session with your scene partner and Elisabet ONLINE to do the inner work and dig deeper.
27-29 May – 9.00-17.00 all days, in FALKENBERG, SWEDEN.

 

APPLICATION AND PRICE
Workshop
price: € 370 ( €296 + Swedish VAT). Apply via the contact form below or to ansok@elisabetsevholt.com
Application deadline: 14 March 2022. A couple of days after you will be notified if you have a place.
There are only 12 places on this course.

 

Get more information about this workshop: elisabet@elisabetsevholt.com 

                          The key is inside you – together we will find it.

 

 

 

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