Advanced Chekhov Scene Study March Intensive – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/25/17 – Chicago, IL

Event Advanced Chekhov Scene Study March Intensive When Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoAdvanced Chekhov Scene Study March Intensive March 25/26, 2017 Saturday 10AM – 4PM with lunch break Sunday 3PM – 6PM These monthly intensive workshops are opportunities for advanced Chekhov actors to immerse in scene study the Chekhov way. It is an advanced exploration of what happens between characters in the course of a scene. If you have been working with the Chekhov Technique and desire to go deeper in rehearsing with the psychological gesture, these intensives are for you!

Because many actors are familiar with The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, we will use that play for our work. Participating actors are asked to come prepared for scene work by studying the play and developing their character.

Contact us at info@movingdock.org to find out if your previous training and experience would make it possible for you to take this Intensive. After registering, communicate your character preferences and we will determine selected scenes to get off book prior to the workshop so that our focus can leap to relationship and the beats of the scenes.

Workshop fee:
$120 / $90 Studio Members*
For more info about registering email us at info@movingdock.org

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The Singer Acts – Weekend Workshop with Dawn Arnold and Matthew Ellenwood – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 02/24/17 – Chicago, IL

Event The Singer Acts – Weekend Workshop with Dawn Arnold and Matthew Ellenwood When Friday, February 24, 2017 4:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoThe Singer Acts – A Weekend Workshop February 24 & 25, 2017 Friday 4-9:30 PM Saturday, 1-4 PM with lunch break
Early registration 15% discount through Feb 10

A weekend intensive for singers to discover the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with Dawn Arnold and Matthew Ellenwood.

What does the singer need to know to also be a wonderful actor?
”The music can lead the singer to the acting and the acting should further define the music to tell the story.”

In this workshop, Dawn Arnold will be joined by vocal teacher and coach, Matthew Ellenwood to look at essentials of acting a musical or opera role through some of the tools of the Chekhov Technique. Singers will work on one solo or aria and the scene that surrounds it, focusing on becoming the character, understanding the dramatic action, and connecting to the character and action in both the musical moments and the moments when they are not singing.

When signing up for the workshop, please send a digital copy of the music you will be singing in the workshop. Prepare by studying the entire opera or musical so you are ready to answer significant questions.

Workshop fee: $150/$120 with studio membership*
*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year
Early registration 15% discount through Feb 10.

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Advanced Chekhov Scene Study February Intensive – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 02/18/17 – Chicago, IL

Event Advanced Chekhov Scene Study February Intensive When Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoAdvanced Chekhov Scene Study Intensive February 18/19, 2017 Saturday 10AM – 4PM with lunch break Sunday 3PM – 6PM These monthly intensive workshops are opportunities for advanced Chekhov actors to immerse in scene study the Chekhov way. It is an advanced exploration of what happens between characters in the course of a scene. If you have been working with the Chekhov Technique and desire to go deeper in rehearsing with the psychological gesture, these intensives are for you!

Because many actors are familiar with The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, we will use that play for our work. Participating actors are asked to come prepared for scene work by studying the play and developing their character.

Contact us at info@movingdock.org to find out if your previous training and experience would make it possible for you to take this Intensive. After registering, communicate your character preferences and we will determine selected scenes to get off book prior to the workshop so that our focus can leap to relationship and the beats of the scenes.

Workshop fee:
$120 / $90 Studio Members*
For more info about registering email us at info@movingdock.org

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MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – CHARACTERIZATION – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/31/17 – Chicago, IL

Event MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS – CHARACTERIZATION When Tuesday, January 31, 2017 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMichael Chekhov Acting Technique Class – Characterization January 31 – March 21, 2017 Tuesday evenings 7-9:30 PM Continue your study of the Chekhov Technique with the tools for characterization. Prepare roles and explore short solo and partnered scenes. Create dynamic and truthful characters working with the imagination, look at the material in a new light, and connect to text in an organic way that opens the meaning to you and enables you to connect to the inner life of your character during performance. Can be taken concurrently with the Essentials class.

Workshop fee:
$320 / $240 Studio Members*

Contact us at info@movingdock.org to register.

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Advanced Chekhov Scene Study January Intensive – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/28/17 – Chicago, IL

Event Advanced Chekhov Scene Study January Intensive When Saturday, January 28, 2017 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoAdvanced Chekhov Scene Study Intensive January 28/29, 2017 Saturday 10AM – 4PM with lunch break Sunday 3PM – 6PM These monthly intensive workshops are opportunities for advanced Chekhov actors to immerse in scene study the Chekhov way. It is an advanced exploration of what happens between characters in the course of a scene. If you have been working with the Chekhov Technique and desire to go deeper in rehearsing with the psychological gesture, these intensives are for you!

Because many actors are familiar with The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, we will use that play for our work. Participating actors are asked to come prepared for scene work by studying the play and developing their character.

Contact us at info@movingdock.org to find out if your previous training and experience would make it possible for you to take this Intensive. After registering, communicate your character preferences and we will determine selected scenes to get off book prior to the workshop so that our focus can leap to relationship and the beats of the scenes.

Workshop fee:
$120 / $90 Studio Members*
For more info about registering email us at info@movingdock.org

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FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/07/17 – Chicago, IL

Event FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique When Saturday, January 7, 2017 11:00pm – RSVP by email – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoFREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Saturday, January 7, 2017 11:00AM – 1:30 PM To attend, RSVP at info@movingdock.org

You are invited to visit us at our workshop space in Lincoln Square, learn about the Chekhov Technique, find out how it works and why we love it.

Our special art form is workshops – the art that breathes life into performance. We welcome actors, singers, theatre teachers, directors, and curious audience members. You may know something about Chekhov Technique or nothing at all. You may wonder how workshops like these can improve your art. There will be an actual workshop for you to participate or observe, demonstrations, and discussion.

Workshop will be taught by Artistic Director, Dawn Arnold. Ensemble Members of Moving Dock Theatre Company will be on hand to participate and answer questions.

Join us for this fun, free event to find out more about our artistic mission and see what it is we do in our many workshops at Chekhov Studio Chicago.

For more information and to sign up
Email us at info@movingdock.org

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Holiday Break Intensive Workshop Rehearsing Scenes with Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 12/28/16 – Chicago, IL

Event Holiday Break Intensive Workshop Rehearsing Scenes with Chekhov Technique When Wednesday, December 28, 2016 4:30pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWednesday, December 28 4:30- 7:30 PM Holiday Tea-Time Thursday and Friday 10:30AM – 4PM with lunch break You are invited to a Holiday Break Intensive Workshop! Take a little time out for your art. This intensive is by request from continuing Chekhov actors who wish to immerse in scene study the Chekhov way. It is an advanced exploration of what happens between characters in the course of a scene. If you have been working with the Chekhov Technique and desire to go deeper in rehearsing with the psychological gesture, this intensive is for you!

Because many actors are familiar with The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, we will use that play for our work. Participating actors are asked to come prepared for scene work by studying the play and developing their character.

When you sign up, please communicate your character preferences and we will determine selected scenes to get off book prior to the workshop so that our focus can leap to relationship and the beats of the scenes.

Wednesday, December 28 4:30- 7:30 PM Holiday Tea-Time
    Discuss the play, the scenes. Work on atmospheres and characters
 
Thursday and Friday 10:30AM – 4PM with lunch break
    Explore the scenes with partners with Chekhov Technique
    Show the scenes to each other
    Further discussion

Contact us today to register – Info@Movingdock.org
Workshop fee – $200/$150 Studio Membership

Have Holiday treats to share at the tea time or on lunch breaks? Bring them!

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July Three Day Intensive – CHEKHOV ON CHEKHOV – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 07/14/16 – Chicago, IL

Event July Three Day Intensive – CHEKHOV ON CHEKHOV When Thursday, July 14, 2016 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoJULY THREE DAY INTENSIVE CHEKHOV ON CHEKHOV WORKING ON SCENES FROM ANTON CHEKHOV WITH THE MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING TECHNIQUE July 14 – 16, 2016
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

As Moving Dock Theatre Company’s Ensemble prepares for this summers production of The Anton Chekhov Book Club Returns, we invite actors and teachers to join us for an exploration of characters and scenes from Anton Chekhov’s plays and stories with the technique of Michael Chekhov. Anton’s character driven dramas were made for his nephew’s imaginative and revealing tools for characterization. We will develop some of these characters, work on scenes, and inhabit the unique world of Anton Chekhov.

Workshop fee:
$240 / $180 Studio Members*
EMAIL us for more info about Studio Membership and how to register – info@movingdock.org

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ART OF THE ACTOR FIVE DAY INTENSIVE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 06/14/16 – Chicago, IL

Event ART OF THE ACTOR FIVE DAY INTENSIVE When Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoART OF THE ACTOR FIVE DAY INTENSIVE June 14-18, 2015 Tuesday – Saturday 10AM -4PM with lunch break each day and Thursday 5-9PM Five day training in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique for actors and singers.- Develop the Actor Body in movement explorations

-Explore the essential concepts of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique
-Create dynamic characters – and look at personas that work well for us
-Shape a solo scene with a monologue or aria/musical number
-Perform for our colleagues and invited friends
As part of our work with images and the imagination, we will visit the Chicago Art Institute on Thursday evening. These five days will be full of artistic and personal discoveries to take into your performance life.

Workshop fee:
$400 / $300 Studio Members*
Email us for more info about Studio Membership and how to register: info@movingdock.org

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May Three Day Intensive – EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 05/26/16 – Chicago, IL

Event May Three Day Intensive – EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE When Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMay Three Day Intensive EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE taught by Dawn Arnold, certified Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Teacher. May 26 -28, 2016
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day

Three concentrated days for actors and singers in one great retreat. This Summer Intensive will focus on the gem of the Chekhov Technique, the Psychological Gesture. Our focus will be on preparing the Actor’s Body and learning the technique of the Psychological Gesture, Chekhov’s brilliant tool for grasping the character and performing the dramatic moment. This workshop is perfect of those new to Chekhov and a great refresher for those continuing their journey in mastering the Art of the Actor with Chekhov Technique. Actors and Singers will work on roles of their choice as we explore physically and mentally the essence of the character, what moves them, and how the psychological gesture can anchor your performance.
- Learn (or refresh) the technique of the Psychological Gesture
- learn to develop characters imaginatively through a creative process using the Psychological Gesture.
- apply the Psychological Gesture to working on short scenes and a monologue or an aria or song.

Fee: $240 / $180 Studio Members* For more info about our workshops, Studio Membership, and how to register see
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
Register by emailing info@movingdock.org

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