The Actor Takes an Image Weekend Workshop at the Art Institute of Chicago – Art Institute Chicago – 12/01/17 – Chicago, Illinois

Event The Actor Takes an Image Weekend Workshop at the Art Institute of Chicago When Friday, December 1, 2017 7:00pm – All Ages Where Art Institute Chicago (map) 111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, Illinois, United States 60603 Other InfoThe Actor Takes an Image Workshop at the Art Institute of Chicago December 1 and 2, 2017
Friday 7-9:30 PM at Chekhov Studio Chicago and
Saturday, 10:30-4 at Art Institute of Chicago

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

Images play a large part in the art of the actor. Whether we are trying to see an imagined place or incorporate an idea of the nature of a character, we can ‘take’ images into our acting. The Chekhov Technique gives us means for taking images, but what images? Why not be influenced by other artists?

Friday we meet at Chekhov Studio Chicago at 7PM learning ways to ‘take’ images into our acting.

Christian Community Church
2135 W Wilson Chicago, IL 60625

Saturday we will meet and enter the Art Institute at 10:30AM
Art Institute Chicago
111 South Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603

and spend the day examining 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.

We will 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.

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 Weekend Intensive.

This 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: $75/$60 Studio Member (Paid to Moving Dock Theatre Company)
You can pay the workshop fee at http://www.movingdock.org/site/get-involved-2/

Admission fee for the Art Institute:
Museum Entrance Fee: $25, Chicago Resident $20, Illinois Resident $22. There are discounts for Educators and People with valid Student ID’s. Find out more as well as directions and parking info on their site:
http://www.artic.edu/visit

More about workshops and classes at Chekhov Studio Chicago
http://www.movingdock.org/site/workshops-and-events/

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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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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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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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Art of the Actor Workshop at Chicago’s Art Institute – Art Institute Chicago – 03/31/16 – Chicago, Illinois

Event Art of the Actor Workshop at Chicago’s Art Institute When Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:00pm – All Ages Where Art Institute Chicago (map) 111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, Illinois, United States 60603 Other InfoArt of the Actor at the Art Institute of Chicago Thursday Evening March 31, 2016 5-8 PM Art of the Actor Workshop at Chicago’s Art Institute. 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 adventure.

We will meet and enter the Art Institute at 5PM. The workshop concludes when the Museum closes at 8PM.

This 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. You can pay the workshop fee at http://www.movingdock.org/site/get-involved-2/

Workshop Fee: $20/$15 Studio Member
Museum Entrance Fee: Free on Thursday evenings for Illinois residents. Bring your ID.
Find more info and directions to the Art Institute at http://www.artic.edu

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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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