Presence and Circus Dramaturgy – Pau Portabella

Presence and Circus Dramaturgy workshop with Pau Portabella
6-8 September, 2019
Wilhelminenhofstr 91, 12459 Berlin

The aim of the workshop is to give new tools to the students in the work of scénic presence, circus dramaturgy and creative processes.

– Presence:
Individual and group exercises to work in presence, listening, consciousness and other tools to get a better presence on stage. In that part of the laboratory, technical circus work will arrive little by little. It starts with the most theatrical part to arrive to use the circus technique with the bases of the theatrical work.

– Dramaturgie with circus:
This part of the laboratory is focused on how to apply a dramaturgy to circus using technique as a language of expression. The circus technique is a very important part of our scenic language. As we express or transmit with words, gestures or our body attitude, among others, we can also express ourselves with the circus technique, without the message having to be received only in a rational way.

– Creation:
Develop different tools to use in creation.
Work with improvisation, writing metods and with different ways to construct ideas and scenes for create a circus number or a show, individually and colectivelly.

Intended learning outcomes:
– Win consciens, presence, lisening and other important concepts to be on stage. – Learn how to perform with real emotions and not only with mask emotions.
– Learn different ways to use circus based on the dramaturgy.
– Develop new tools to use in show creations.

Pau Portabella
Specialised in Clown, mime and theater improvisation Portabella graduated from physical theater school “El Timbal” 2001 in Barcelona. He continued his formation in circus schools of “Rogelio Rivel” in Barcelona 2002-2005 and centre des arts du cirque “Le Lido” in Toulouse 2006-2009, where he specialised in pair-acrobatics. Portabella has been working with various circus and theater companies, and he is also co-founder of “Fet a Mà” in 2009 with Marta Torrents, company that has received a lot of international success with the performance called “Cru”.
Today he works as director of contemporary circus and dance shows and he’s also dedicated to form artists, giving and important focus in the dramaturgy of the circus.

Places: 12
Times: Friday : 18.00-21.00h Saturday and Sunday : 10.00-13.00h / 14.00-16.30h
Price – Early bird: 50€ Regular price: 60€
On the door: 70€

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