WINTER SESSION – THE ART OF THE ACTOR IMMERSION – THE ACTOR\\\’S BODY AND REHEARSING THE PLAY – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/18/16 – Chicago, IL

Event WINTER SESSION – THE ART OF THE ACTOR IMMERSION – THE ACTOR’S BODY AND REHEARSING THE PLAY When Monday, January 18, 2016 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWINTER SESSION – THE ART OF THE ACTOR THE ACTOR’S BODY AND REHEARSING THE PLAY

Eight Week Session
January 18 – March 8, 2016

Chekhov Essentials Mondays 7-9:30 PM and
Chekhov Scene Study Tuesdays 7 – 9:30 PM

Early Registration – Register by January 8 for 15% Discount
Email info@movingdock.org to register

This Winter Session we’re bringing study in Chekhov Essentials and Chekhov Scene Study together in an eight week immersion. Make deep connections and hone your acting skills.

Imagine beginning a rehearsal process the Chekhov way, working on the actor’s body and then diving into developing a character and working creatively on the play. That is the impulse for this eight week immersion in the art of the actor. We will be working on one play in both the Essentials and the Scene Study. On Monday evenings we will prepare our acting body with the essential concepts of the Chekhov Technique in the context of the play we have before us. On Tuesday evenings we will look at how the technique guides our process as we work on parts of the play together.

The immersion will be taught by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Teaching Artist and Artistic Director of Moving Dock Theatre Co.

Continuing students of the Chekhov Technique who have had previous training in Chekhov essentials may take the Tuesday scene study class separately. Actors new to Chekhov Technique who feel they are not ready to take both classes at this time may take the Monday essentials separately. Contact the studio to ask questions.

Class fee:
Art of the Actor Immersion – $500/$380 Studio Member*
Single Class Only fee – $320/$240*
Contact us for more info about the Studio Membership and Payment Plan options.

Workshop Venue: Chekhov Studio Chicago
@ Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson
Chicago, Il 60625

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FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 01/02/16 – Chicago, IL

Event FREE WORKSHOP – Meet the Michael Chekhov Technique When Saturday, January 2, 2016 11:00am – 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 2, 2016 11:00AM – 1:30 PM You must 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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Art of the Actor Workshop at Art Institute – Art Institute Chicago – 11/07/15 – Chicago, Illinois

Event Art of the Actor Workshop at Art Institute When Saturday, November 7, 2015 10:30am – All Ages Where Art Institute Chicago (map) 111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, Illinois, United States 60603 Other Info Art of the Actor Workshop at the Art Institute of Chicago The November 7 Art of the Actor Workshop will be at Chicago’s Art Institute

Spend a day of exploring images that inspire our creative work in the Art of the Actor. We will look at how artists have expressed character, dramatic action through gesture, atmosphere, and more and then explore how we can ‘take an image’ to work with it in acting. Get your powers of concentration ready for a work-out!

Not yet a Chekhov Technique Actor? Not an actor but interested to look through the actor’s lens at images of art? Delighted to have you join us for this special adventure in our Saturday Workshop Series.

We will meet and enter the Art Institute at 10:30, take a lunch break at the Museum Cafe and then continue until 4PM. You might choose to continue to enjoy the museum until it closes at 5PM.

This special workshop is led by Dawn Arnold, Artistic Director of Moving Dock Theatre and Chekhov Technique Teaching Artist at Chekhov Studio Chicago.

Email Chekhov Studio Chicago at info@movingdock.org to sign up for this exciting event.

Workshop Fee: $40/$30 Studio Member
Museum Entrance Fee: $25, Chicago Resident $20, Illinois Resident $22
There are discounts for Educators and People with valid Student ID’s

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Summer Three Day Acting Intensive in Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 07/09/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Summer Three Day Acting Intensive in Chekhov Technique When Thursday, July 9, 2015 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSUMMER ACTING INTENSIVE in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique EXPLORING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE taught by Dawn Arnold, certified Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Teacher.

July 9-11, 2015
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00AM – 4:00PM with lunch break each day.

Workshop Venue: 2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL, 60625
Early registration (15% discount) through June 11, 2015.
Register by emailing info@movingdock.org

Three concentrated days for actors and teachers in one great retreat. This Summer Intensive will focus on the gem of the Chekhov Technique, the Psychological Gesture.

- Learn (or refresh) the technique of the Psychological Gesture

- learn to develop characters imaginatively through a creative process using the Psychological Gesture. We will look at a number of the creative exercises, applying the Psychological Gesture, that Chekhov delineated in his book, To the Actor.

- apply the Psychological Gesture to working on short scenes and a monologue or a song.

This summer training Intensive is in-depth work on the Art of the Actor, giving first time students of the Chekhov Technique an introduction while supporting continuing students with ongoing development in the Chekhov principles.

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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Summer Acting Class – Working with Chekhov Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 06/23/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Summer Acting Class – Working with Chekhov Technique When Tuesday, June 23, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSummer Acting Class – Six Week Class Working with the Michael Chekhov Technique June 23- July 28, 2015 Tuesdays 7-9:30 PM Act Truthfully, Transform Imaginatively

A six week acting workout utilizing the Chekhov Technique for actors and theatre teachers new to this approach and those continuing to work with it. This summer class includes an overview of the dynamic principles and effective tools of the technique, guided creative process for developing a monologue, and opportunity to perform the monologue in the class. ​

- experience the working process of the technique, finding ease, movement ability, creative freedom and focus. The Chekhov Technique is movement based, making connections between mind and body, knowing and doing.

- Learn Chekhov’s creative, improvisational process for exploring and developing a role.

- learn tools for developing characters imaginatively and apply them to working on a monologue.

Chekhov’s Technique can be applied to all styles of acting for theatre and film.

This class is taught by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Technique Teacher

Fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members*
Pay Plan available. Ask when registering.
For info and to register email info@movingdock.org.

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Michael Chekhov Acting Technique for Singers Six Week Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 06/22/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Michael Chekhov Acting Technique for Singers Six Week Class When Monday, June 22, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMichael Chekhov Acting Technique for Singers Six Week Class June 22- July 27, 2015 Mondays 7-9:30 PM Chekhov Studio Chicago welcomes singers this summer for a Six Week Class in Chekhov Technique for Singers. Dawn Arnold, certified master teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique and and Matthew Ellenwood of Complete Vocal Services, will lead singers to explore the effective and inspiring tools of the Chekhov Technique and guide them in applying the tools to their songs or arias.

The Chekhov Technique is a world renowned approach that inspires performing artists, giving them effective means to connect to and express the inner life of their roles. The psycho-physical exercises are simple and surprisingly direct in helping singers to create memorable performances.

This class will introduce the basic concepts of the technique in an ensemble format and then singers will be guided to apply the Chekhov Technique to their material, working one on one with Matthew and Dawn

Fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members*
Pay Plan available. Ask when registering. For info and to register, email info@movingdock.org

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Six Week Class Michael Chekhov Acting Technique II – Characterization – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 04/27/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Six Week Class Michael Chekhov Acting Technique II – Characterization When Monday, April 27, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMichael Chekhov Acting Technique II – Characterization April 27 – June 8, 2015 No Class Memorial Day May 25 Monday evenings 7-9:30 PM

Following the work in the Essentials class, we will focus on how to create dynamic characters, working with the imagination and Chekhov’s tools, developing a character and working on short scenes. A perfect class for developing a role you are preparing for a show or audition.

Workshops and classes are taught by Dawn Arnold, Certified Michael Chekhov Teaching Artist and assisted by Alicia Hall.

Class fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members* Pay Plan available.
*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year.

For more information:
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/​
To register, email us at
info@movingdock.org​

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Weekend Intensive – Chekhov Acting Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 04/17/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Weekend Intensive – Chekhov Acting Technique When Friday, April 17, 2015 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWeekend Intensive Workshop – Chekhov Acting Technique April 17 & 18, 2015 Friday, 10-4 PM and Saturday 10-4 PM Both days w/lunch break Four concentrated sessions for actors and teachers in one great weekend retreat. Each Weekend Intensive includes an overview of essentials of the technique and exploration with the gem of the technique; the ‘Psychological Gesture’, the dynamic secret that ignites the inner life of your acting. New to the Chekhov Technique? This is a good way to begin. These intensive workshops are a foundation for further study and a fresh experience for continuing students of the Chekhov method.

An ongoing theme for our Studio is the interplay between the creative, freeing technique of Michael Chekhov and the plays and stories of Anton Chekhov. Sharing our love of this artistic theme, we will work with characters and scenes from some of Anton Chekhov’s short stories as we explore the actor’s creative process.

Fee: $160/ $120 Studio Members*
For info: http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
To Register – Email info@movingdock.org

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Six Week Class – Michael Chekhov Acting Technique I – Essentials – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/16/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Six Week Class – Michael Chekhov Acting Technique I – Essentials When Monday, March 16, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSix Week Classes Michael Chekhov Acting Technique I – Essentials March 16 – April 20, 2015 Monday evenings 7-9:30 PM

Begin your study of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with this six week class. We will cover the essential concepts of the Chekhov Technique found in Chekhov’s book, To The Actor. This class can be repeated by actors wishing to continue to develop their ability towards mastery and by theatre teachers gaining understanding of these principles for their teaching.

- Experience the dynamic principles of the technique while exploring effective tools for the actor: qualities, energies (inner action), sensations, rhythms, centers, and psychological gestures.

- Develop your instrument – body and voice – finding ease, movement ability, creative freedom and focus. The Chekhov Technique is movement based, making connections between mind and body, knowing and doing.

- Learn Chekhov’s creative, improvisational process for exploring and developing a role. Actors will be applying the technique to a character of their choice as well as playing with short improv scenes.
All our continuing classes and special workshops are built on this foundational course.

This class is taught by Dawn Arnold, assisted by Alicia Hall

Fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members*
Pay Plan available. Ask when registering.
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
Email the Studio at info@movingdock.org to register.

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Weekend Intensive – Chekhov Acting Technique – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/13/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Weekend Intensive – Chekhov Acting Technique When Friday, March 13, 2015 10:00am – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoWeekend Intensive Workshop – Chekhov Acting Technique March 13 & 14, 2015 Friday, 10-4 PM and Saturday 10-4 PM Both days w/lunch break Four concentrated sessions for actors and teachers in one great weekend retreat. Each Weekend Intensive includes an overview of essentials of the technique and exploration with the gem of the technique; the ‘Psychological Gesture’, the dynamic secret that ignites the inner life of your acting. New to the Chekhov Technique? This is a good way to begin. These intensive workshops are a foundation for further study and a fresh experience for continuing students of the Chekhov method.

An ongoing theme for our Studio is the simpatico relationship between the technique of Michael Chekhov and the plays and stories of Anton Chekhov. Sharing our love of this artistic theme, we will work with characters and scenes from some of Anton Chekhov’s short stories as we explore the actor’s creative process.

Fee: $160/ $120 Studio Members*
For info: http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/
To Register – Email info@movingdock.org

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