AKL WORKSHOPS SPRING 2015

Michael Chekhov Workshop: Developing Quality of Action

September 19 10:00 – 5:00 | AKL Devonport | COST: $80/$60

Exercising the Will and Inspiring the Imagination make up the vital pathways in Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique and it could be argued that the quality of one’s actions (in life and in performance) is directly related to the ability to engage will and imagination. Exercising the will facilitates the manifestation of one’s goals and intentions and leads to precision and clarity of both physical and vocal actions. While engaging the imagination enables a person to fill their actions with quality, such as the expression of feelings, intentions and imagery. In other words: to give colour to what you do or say.

This workshop will offer participants an opportunity to explore and develop - in a relaxed and enjoyable manner - some of Michael Chekhov’s fundamental strategies and principles, particularly the techniques of Archetypal Gesture, the Six DirectionsImaginary Body and Creating Atmosphere


World Song Workshop

September 2010:00 – 3:00 | AKL Devonport | COST: $55/$45

Research has now confirmed what most singers already knew: singing is one of the keys to a long life, stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness and improved sense of humour!

Over the years conductor Bert van Dijk has developed an extensive repertoire of exciting and stimulating polyphonic (more part) songs from around the world, each capturing a unique rhythm and mood.

Come along with your friends, family and colleagues and reap the benefits and joy of singing together at this affordable 1-day workshop


Devised Theatre Workshop

October 17 10:00 – 5:00 | AKL Devonport | COST: $80/$60

Devised or Collaborative Theatre is rapidly becoming one of the most popular and stimulating genres of contemporary performance making.

This 1-Day workshop breaks down the creative process to its bare bones, identifying the different stages and reflecting on the opportunities and pitfalls of each stage. It offers participants innovative and practical strategies to guide them through the exhilarating and terrifying process of collaborative creation - whether the point of departure is a story, an image, an object, a character, an issue or something else all together.  

It is suitable for stage and screen actors, directors, designers, choreographers, drama teachers and anyone with an interest in and passion for imaginative and creative creation.


1-Day Presence Training

October 18 | 10:00 – 4:00 | AKL Devonport | COST: $80/$60

What have theatre, Buddhism and human psychology got in common? They all promote presence as the key to a more fulfilling existence.

Presence is the ability to be sensorially alive in the moment, to have all senses alert and ready: hearing, sight, taste, smell, touch and intuition. It is not so much a state of being that can be switched on or off – rather, it is a quality of being that manifests itself by degrees, much like fitness and health. And, like fitness and health, it can be improved.

Bert has developed a variety of stimulating, innovative and practical strategies to enhance the quality of our presence. Some focus on re-awakening the more dormant senses of touch, smell, taste and intuition, while others assist us in letting go of our attachments to the past, and our pre-occupations (or worries) relating to the future.

Most people experience being in the moment as a feeling of supreme wellbeing. Bliss you could say.

To register:

Email: Bert van Dijk 

Mob: 021 1857956

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