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Free Event Technology Training Class, Tutorial, and Workshop Being Offered During COVID-19

Classes being offered for free right now!

The Event Technology industry is really pulling together during this downtime, and one of the brightest beacons during all of this is the efforts being made to help those in our industry learn as much as they can while being isolated.

We figured the best way to keep track of all the courses being offered was to create an updating list that we can add to. We’ll be scouring the web for new classes, but we’ll need the help of our readers, too! We will update this list daily! And if you know of anything missing, let us know!

Here are all the classes being offered for free right now:

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Let Me Educate You Blog by Ulrike Storch

An initiative born in crisis to connect our harts and arts.

My Name is Ulrike Storch and I am a performing artist with a passion for 

EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE in the performing arts world, which is why I created this blog. 

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Backstage Chats with Women In Music Podcast

Backstage Chats with Women In Music connects music fans with female artists and industry insiders who remind us to be dreamers, to be rule breakers, and to unleash your inner rock stars!

Backstage Chats with Women In Music connects music fans with female artists and industry insiders who remind us to be dreamers, to be rule breakers, and to unleash your inner rock stars! We’re on a mission to promote gender equity in the music industry by amplifying the voices and careers of women in music. Hosted by Thea Wood, the show is produced by Backstage Chats Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization offering scholarship grants to the next gen of female music makers. Women are underrepresented on stage, on air, and behind the scenes in the music biz, so it’s our mission to create gender parity one episode and scholarship at a time!

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Gender Amplified Podcast

Gender Amplified is a nonprofit organization that aims to celebrate Women in music production, raise their visibility and develop a pipeline for girls and young women to get involved behind the scenes as music producers

Concept

Gender Amplified is a nonprofit organization that aims to celebrate Women in music production, raise their visibility and develop a pipeline for girls and young women to get involved behind the scenes as music producers. The movement also connects passion for music with technical skills that can be used in a wide range of scientific and arts based fields, areas in which Women are traditionally underrepresented.

Mission

The mission of the Gender Amplified movement is to provide a platform for the promotion and advancement of women in music production and to identify and motivate the next generation of women music producers. By organizing public events that foster healthy dialogue about the role gender plays in the music making process, Gender Amplified endeavors to give voice to a subculture of women who are using music technology to create their own music and perpetuate their unique identities.

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Roadie Free Radio Podcast

Roadie Free Radio is your VIP Pass to the behind the scene's of the music and film business. So grab your gear and get on the bus!

From the independent film producer who has to make his or her day despite inclement weather, to the guitar tech changing the umpteenth set of strings on the bus at 2 AM, I’m fascinated by these people and their stories.

That’s where the idea for the short film ROADIE was born.

I released the film in 2004 with the hopes that it would find its way onto the thousands of tour buses crisscrossing each other from venue to venue. A couple of awards and a few buses later, turns out it’s had something of a life of its own.

If you’ve ever wondered who some of those people are in the long list of credits at the end of a movie and how they got there, or who those sweaty guys in black T-shirts are on stage before a concert or what the hell a record producer actually does, then this podcast is for you.

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Sisters of Sound Podcast

Sisters of Sound is a podcast series produced by TA2 Sound + Music that turns the volume up on the many achievements of women in all sound and music industries.

About This Show

It’s no secret that the audio and music industries are male-dominated. There are certainly women in the industry, but they are often overlooked or under-appreciated. We made it our mission to find these women and share their stories! Sisters of Sound is a podcast series produced by TA2 Sound + Music that turns the volume up on the many achievements of women in all sound and music industries. Your hosts Arianna Benincasa and Brianna Todd, interview women of many disciplines, finding out how they got into their job, what a day in their life looks like, and their experience as a woman in the industry. You will also hear intimate stories about their work with some of your favourite artists! Prince’s Engineer for “Purple Rain”, The Strokes’ Monitor Engineer, rare pop-theremin musician, and renowned commercial jingle producer…AND MORE…are all part of this Sisterhood of Sound. If you’re interested in learning more about audio recording, engineering, live touring, licensing, composing, sound design and unique artists that are pushing the envelope then this podcast is for you! We aim to inform aspiring women that those role models are out there! Join the sisterhood of sound & subscribe for new episodes bi-weekly. Visit us at www.ta2music.com/news or on all major pod platforms!

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Women in Audio Podcast

Beats in a Bottle Presents Women in Audio with Tangela

Beats in a Bottle Presents Women in Audio with Tangela

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House Lights Up Podcast

Honest conversations with professional performing arts workers about the challenges of forging a career in the arts, and strategies for overcoming them.

House Lights Up has been produced with the insights, expertise, experience and generous contributions of Greta Bradman, Rachel Dunham, Gabriel Edwards, Matt Heyward, Luke Hunter, Zoe Knighton, and Rob Tremlett. Presented by the Arts Wellbeing Collective – an Arts Centre Melbourne initiative dedicated to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts.

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Pixar in a Box: the art of storytelling | Online Course

Explore the storytelling process at Pixar.

This topic is an exploration of the storytelling process at Pixar.

1. We are all storytellers
What makes a story great? What makes someone a good storyteller? Storytelling is something we all do naturally, starting at a young age, but there’s a difference between good storytelling and great storytelling. In this lesson you’ll hear from Pixar directors and story artists about how they got their start and what stories inspire them, and you’ll begin to think about what kinds of stories you might want to tell.

2. Character
Characters are at the heart of every film Pixar makes; they’re the individuals we follow on the journey of every story. But how does Pixar come up with those characters, make them more than just generic ideas, and really bring them to life? In this lesson you’ll explore how character development drives the storytelling process at Pixar, and you’ll start thinking about creating characters for your own stories.

3. Story structure
Every story that is told has a foundation, or structure. For example, one of the most basic story structures is “it begins, something happens, and it ends.” But a story’s structure can be complex, and if used well you’re not even aware of it. In this lesson you’ll learn how Pixar structures their films, and you’ll start laying the foundation for your own stories.

4. Visual language
While telling almost any story involves words, characters and structure, making a film involves another aspect of storytelling that Pixar thinks a lot about: visual language. Visual language refers to how imagery is used to convey story ideas or meanings. Perspective, color, and shape can all be used to support a story by guiding the audience to see and feel certain things. In this lesson we introduce you to some basic principles of visual language, and you’ll get to apply those principles to your own stories.

5. Film grammar
Making a movie requires an understanding of the principles and terminology of cinematography, like camera angles, editing, composition, and movement of the camera and characters. This is also known as Film Grammar, and like actual spoken grammar, it is a language used to tell stories in a visual way. Each scene, shot, and frame is considered and crafted using this language. In this lesson we explore the basic Film Grammar used in cinematography and how Pixar approaches its use in storytelling. You will also use these principles to plan shots for your own film.

6. Pitching and feedback
Pixar films take years to make, and the finished version you see in the theater may be very different from the way it was originally envisioned. The filmmaking team refines the films through the parts of their process called pitching and feedback. Pitching is the process of telling your story in very rough form, using storyboards or other rough imagery. After you pitch, you get feedback, which is basically hearing from the people you’re pitching to what they liked and didn’t like. This helps the storyteller assess what is working about their story, and what is not. Pixar goes through this over and over – storyboarding, pitching, getting feedback, re-boarding, and re-pitching – to hone in on the story they really want to tell. Once the film is working in storyboard form, it moves on to Editorial, the department responsible for adding dialogue, music, and sound effects, and figuring out the timing for the entire film. In this lesson you’ll learn how the storyboarding, pitching, feedback, and editorial processes work at Pixar, and you’ll start to apply these ideas to your own stories.

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Imagineering in a Box | Online Course

Imagineering in a Box is designed to pull back the curtain to show you how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. Go behind the scenes with Disney Imagineers and complete project-based exercises to design a theme park of your very own.

Lesson 1: Build your own world

This lesson addresses the question: where do you want to go? It introduces the idea of experiential storytelling and the difference between an amusement park and a theme park. We’ll explore how storytelling and theme impact every decision made in the design of a land and how they engage all senses.
You’ll walk out of this lesson with a theme and high concept for a land of your own design along with a mood board and map that conveys the land.
Exercise requirements: All activities can be done with physical materials.
Time requirement: 2 hours minimum

Lesson 2: Build your own attractions

This lesson addresses the question: what do you want to do in your themed land? It introduces students to the range of possible attractions within a themed land with a focus on dark rides. It exposes the importance of theme and storytelling in attractions in general. Following the creative development process at Walt Disney Imagineering, students envision and design their own dark ride. This includes both the artistic (beat sheets, models) and engineering (throughput, footprint) aspects of ride design.
You’ll walk out of this lesson with a beat sheet (bullet point summary), a digital layout and a physical model of your attraction.
Exercise requirements: Includes activities that are computer based and activities that require the use of physical materials.
Time requirement: 2 hours minimum

Lesson 3: Build your own character

This lesson addresses the question: who do you want to meet in your land or attraction? (Who lives there?) The lesson introduces a variety of ways that Walt Disney Imagineering brings characters to life and explores the process of character development through character sheets, performance, costume design, armatures, actuation and control (with a focus on animatronics).
You’ll walk out of this lesson with a character sheet, a costume, a simple physical armature design and a digital actuated armature.
Exercise requirements: Includes activities that are computer based and activities that require the use of physical materials.
Time requirement: 2 hours minimum

About this unit

Have you ever wondered how theme parks come to life? Disney Imagineers from hundreds of career disciplines around the world share how they use a wide range of skills – from story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering – that all come together to create immersive experiences. Imagineering in a Box allows you to explore different aspects of theme park design, from characters to ride development, as you design a theme park of your very own.

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A Theatre Maker In Mzansi - A Podcast By Katlego Chale

A Theatre Maker in Mzansi is a monthly show about Theatre industry topics in South Africa. The show will feature in-depth interviews with prominent writers, actors, directors, designers, producers and just about all kinds of artists. The podcast drops on the last Friday of each month and is hosted by Katlego Chale.

A Theatre Maker In Mzansi – A Podcast By Katlego Chale

 A Theatre Maker in Mzansi is a monthly show about Theatre industry topics in South Africa. The show will feature in-depth interviews with prominent writers, actors, directors, designers, producers and just about all kinds of artists. The podcast drops on the last Friday of each month and is hosted by Katlego Chale.

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The Embodiment Conference - 14th-25th October 2020 - ONLINE

Embodiment is about making friends with your body, and feeling at home in your skin. The conference will give you free access to the top teachers in the field, offer a community of support, and be a huge global party to be remembered.

Embodiment is an antidote to the violence, disconnection and overwhelm caused by numbing, and a return to our shared humanity. For this reason, ​our goal is to make the 20’s the embodiment decade​,​ and help humanity thrive. The Embodiment Conference is a university, a fiesta and a catalyst. In a cynical age this is a bold vision, yes, but if not now when?

TEC will again be a uniquely rich opportunity for diverse learning, and will not only help you to come home to the anchor of your body in a chaotic world: to energise and inspire you personally, but also to connect with others for whom the body matters too. TEC will use global online community, to create local communities and real-world action.

Participants have an opportunity not just to get a bunch of information, but to clarify and digest that into wisdom. Through this event you can:

Learn from the leaders and innovators in the field
Gain deep personal insights (we will provide a platform to help with this)
Deepen and reboot your own practice
Easily learn about many new areas
Build real relationships and gain a community of support that will continue long
after the event (online and in-person).
Have a really good time doing all this 🙂

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Learn pro tips for using Shoflo's teleprompter feature while presenting during remote and live events.

Webinar Details

Speaker: Stephen Bowles
Organization: Shoflo
Role: Founder & CEO of Shoflo
Date:
 Thur, April 9, 2020
Time:
 1:00pm ET
Duration: 45-minutes

Topic:
Learn pro tips for using Shoflo’s teleprompter feature while presenting during remote and live events.

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Shoflo Live Webinar

Learn pro tips from our CEO on how to use Shoflo to pull off a virtual live event production.

Webinar Details

Speaker: Stephen Bowles
Organization: Shoflo
Role: Founder & CEO of Shoflo
Date: Thur, April 2, 2020
Time: 1:00pm ET
Duration: 45-minutes

Topic: Learn how Shoflo can help you pull off a virtual live event production.

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I and You eScript

One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline's door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher.

I and You by Lauren Gunderson

Play Details

One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

Website: IAndYouPlay.tumblr.com

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Here's the Thing Podcast

Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.

About Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin

Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.

Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people such as comedian Chris Rock, political strategist Ed Rollins and Oscar winner Michael Douglas. Alec pursues great conversations in unexpected places to find out what motivates his guests, how they feel about what they do and what keeps them up at night. Here’s The Thing: Listen to what happens when a man you think you know surprises you.

Here’s the Thing has its roots in public radio. In 2009, Alec joined with producers Lu Olkowski, Trey Kay, Kathie Russo, and Emily Botein to find fresh ways to engage in conversation on the radio. The group developed the idea of a new show that at its heart would look at what makes interesting people tick and create a platform for new and emerging ideas to be presented.

Here’s the Thing: Listen to what happens when someone who’s used to being the guest finds himself in chair of the host.

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Theatre Nerd Podcast

After much discussion with friends and colleagues near and far, the decision was made to begin a podcast dedicated to the difficult and often sensitive topics we Theatre Nerds face on a daily basis. However, this podcast is also a base for introducing the less nerdy among us to join the conversation and discover why we do what we do.

Danica Jenelle Horton, director and educator, is joined by Joshua W. Brewer, playwright and director. Having each worked in a plethora of theatrical endeavors, we’ve been there, and we know you have, too. We also aim to incorporate our fellow theatre nerds in every department from a variety of backgrounds to give our listeners access to the voices of those in a historically underrepresented field. In an effort to do so, we will also be providing transcripts of all our episodes to ensure our friends with hearing impairments can also enjoy our discoveries.

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The Parsnip Ship

The Parsnip Ship is a podcast play company that amplifies bold artists for audiences who crave accessible stories and storytellers.

The Parsnip Ship’s live events and audio podcasts are eclectic and transformative, creating communities in person and digitally. Through our work, we revolutionize the way you hear theater.

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The Alberta Queer Calendar Project Podcast

Cardiac Theatre, in partnership with What It Is Productions, presents The Alberta Queer Calendar Project: a full year of podcast drama from queer, Albertan writers in 2020.

Episodes are released monthly in 2020 and are free to access from anywhere.

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Werking Artist Podcast

Created and hosted by Melissa Crespo, Werking Artist is a podcast dedicated to working and thriving as a theater artist. Each episode features interviews with different artists facing everything from critics, climate change, parenting and more.

Created and hosted by Melissa Crespo, Werking Artist is a podcast dedicated to working and thriving as a theater artist. Each episode features interviews with different artists facing everything from critics, climate change, parenting and more.

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Stage Managing the Arts in Canada

WINSTON MORGAN (1952 – 2016) stage managed in Canada for twenty-seven years and had the opportunity to work in a variety of situations including small, medium and large theatres across Canada, as well as festival and commercial productions.

Stage Managing the Arts in Canada Paperback by Winston Morgan (Author, Contributor)

About the Author

WINSTON MORGAN (1952 – 2016) stage managed in Canada for twenty-seven years and had the opportunity to work in a variety of situations including small, medium and large theatres across Canada, as well as festival and commercial productions. Winston worked at the Toronto International Film Festival Group as Venue Manager from 1994 until retiring in 2010. He was also involved with the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival, Madness and Arts International Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, Workman Theatre Arts and taught Stage Management sessions at Ryerson University, Humber College, York University, George Brown College and the National Theatre School. He created S.M.Arts – Stage Managing the Arts in Canada in 1997, in order to fulfill what he saw as a need for professional development training for stage managers working in Canadian performing arts. S.M.Arts, now a not-for-profit organization, is entering its 21st year. It presents an annual 10-day Toronto conference as well a 4-day mini conference in a different city across Canada. Winston also founded a sister organization entitled P.M.Arts – Production Managing the Arts, which provides professional development for Production Managers across Canada.

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Whenever You’re Ready: Nora Polley on Life as a Stratford Festival Stage Manager

Backstage with one of Canada’s greatest stage managers.

Whenever You’re Ready: Nora Polley on Life as a Stratford Festival Stage Manager by Shawn DeSouza-Coelho (Author)

Whenever You’re Ready is an intimate account of the career of Nora Polley, who ― in her 52 years at the Stratford Festival ― has learned from, worked with, and cared for some of the greatest directors, actors, stage managers, and productions in Canadian theatrical history. In so doing, Nora became one of the greatest stage managers this country has ever seen.

Here is an account of the Stratford Festival’s history like no other. From her childhood forays into a theater her father, Victor, worked tirelessly to help maintain, to her unexpected apprenticeship and the equally unexpected 40 years of stage management it ushered in, this is the Stratford Festival seen exclusively through Nora’s eyes. Here is an immersive account of a life spent in service of the theater, told from the ground floor: where actors struggle with lines and anxieties, where directors lose themselves in the work, where the next season is always uncertain, and where Nora ― a stage manager, a custodian, a confidante, a pillar, a rock ― finds her rhythm, her patience, her perseverance, her love, her consistency, and her invisibility. These are the qualities that make a stage manager great and, whenever you’re ready, this book will show you why.

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Why Is That So Funny?: A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy

This unique exploration of the principles and practice of physical comedy starts with a discussion of the various types of laughter that can be provoked by performance.

Why Is That So Funny?: A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy by John Wright (Author)

This unique exploration of the principles and practice of physical comedy starts with a discussion of the various types of laughter that can be provoked by performance. It then presents graduated sequences of over a hundred games and exercises devised to demonstrate and investigate the whole range of comic possibilities open to a performer. The result is an intensely practical and thoroughly stimulating investigation of how comedy works in physical terms.

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Le Cirque (French)

Le Cirque (French) by Pascal Jacob (Author)

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Routledge Performance Practitioners Handbooks

Routledge Performance Practitioners is an innovative series of introductory handbooks on key figures in twentieth-century performance practice.

Routledge Performance Practitioners Series Editor:Franc Chamberlain

Each volume focuses on a theatre-maker who has transformed the way we understand theatre and performance. The books are carefully structured to enable the reader to gain a good grasp of the fundamental elements underpinning each practitioner’s work. They provide an inspiring springboard for students on twentieth century, contemporary theatre and theatre history courses.

These compact, well-illustrated and clearly written books unravel the contribution of modern theatre’s most charismatic innovators, through:

  • personal biography
  • explanation of key writings
  • description of significant productions
  • reproduction of practical exercises.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners are unbeatable value for today’s student.

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‘Small, neat (handbag sized!) volumes; a good mix of theory and practice, written in a refreshingly straightforward and informative style… Routledge Performance Practitioners are good value, easy to carry around, and contain all the key information on each practitioner – a perfect choice for the student who wants to get a grip on the big names in performance from the past hundred years.’ – Total Theatre

“A series of introductory guides to key artists … the writing intelligent yet accessible; the content a lively and inclusive mix … of use and interest to anyone at any stage of their performance/theatre-making, studying or teaching career” – Total Theatre

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Le corps en jeu

Directors, choreographers, science researchers debated the way in which action is invested, on a theater stage, actors, dancers and singers. The notions of rhythm, space, verticality are common parameters. Thus the scientist and the artist teach us in particular a better knowledge of the body, its avatars, its expressions on stage which are part of the very evolution of a society.

Le corps en jeu (French) by Collectif (Author), Odette Aslan (Editor)

Description du produit

Présentation de l’éditeur

Metteurs en scène, chorégraphes, chercheurs en sciences ont débattu de la manière dont s’investissent dans l’action, sur une scène de théâtre, acteurs, danseurs et chanteurs. Les notions de rythme, d’espace, de verticalité sont des paramètres communs. Ainsi le savant et l’artiste nous enseignent-ils notamment une meilleure connaissance du corps, de ses avatars, de ses expressions sur scène qui s’inscrivent dans l’évolution même d’une société.

Quatrième de couverture

Face à la réalité des acteurs, danseurs ou chanteurs en mouvement sur scène, des chercheurs en sciences de la vie, sciences humaines et sociales, ainsi que des spécialistes du geste et de la parole, d’une part, des metteurs en scène, chorégraphes, interprètes, de l’autre, analysent ici le corps dans ses actes fondamentaux tels que la marche, le saut et l’émission vocale, en relation avec les modes d’expression corporelle, et leur évolution au cours des années 1960-1990, dans la danse comme au théâtre. Par ailleurs, les nouveaux modèles du corps et les choix artistiques qui se sont révélés au cours des trois dernières décennies se trouvent inscrits dans l’évolution d’une société et ne sont abordables que dans une investigation plurielle. Un réflexion sur le corps engage autant la philosophie et la psychanalyse que l’histoire des arts. Cette recherche articulée autour des grands axes du mouvement, des codes gestuels et de la production vocale, apporte des outils précieux dans l’analyse des écoles de jeu, ou dans les réalisations des principaux artistes concernés par le travail corporel, de Giorgo Strehler à Ariane Mnouchkine, d’Antoine Vitez à Maurice Béjart, d’Eugenio Barba à Peter Brook, de Pina Bausch à Bob Wilson, sans oublier le mime ou le Body Art. De cette rencontre entre l’artiste et le savant naît une meilleure connaissance du corps dans ce qu’il a, à la fois, de plus naturel et de plus élaboré, le mouvement.

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Le Théâtre Du Geste: Mimes et Acteurs (French Edition)

Le Théâtre Du Geste: Mimes et Acteurs (French Edition) by Jacques Lecoq (Editor)

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Acting (Re) Considered (Worlds of Performance)

Acting (Re)Considered is an exceptionally wide-ranging collection of theories on acting, ideas about body and training, and statements about the actor in performance.

Acting (Re) Considered (Worlds of Performance) by by Phillip B. Zarrilli (Editor)

This second edition includes five new essays and has been fully revised and updated, with discussions by or about major figures who have shaped theories and practices of acting and performance from the late nineteenth century to the present.
The essays – by directors, historians, actor trainers and actors – bridge the gap between theories and practices of acting, and between East and West. No other book provides such a wealth of primary and secondary sources, bibliographic material, and diversity of approaches. It includes discussions of such key topics as:
* how we think and talk about acting
* acting and emotion
* the actor’s psychophysical process
* the body and training
* the actor in performance
* non-Western and cross-cultural paradigms of the body, training and acting.
Acting (Re)Considered is vital reading for all those interested in performance.

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A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology: The Secret Art of the Performer

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology: The Secret Art of the Performer by Eugenio Barba & Nicola Savarese

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About the Author

EUGENIO BARBA (1936) Italian born, emigrated to Norway in 1954 where he worked as a welder and seaman. From 1961 to 1964, he followed Jerzy Grotowski’s work in Poland, publishing the first book about him, In Search of a Lost Theatre (1965). In 1963, after spending 6 months in India, he published an essay on kathakali, a theatre form previously unknown in the West. In 1964 he founded Odin Teatret in Oslo, transferring it in 1966 to Holstebro (Denmark) as the Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium. He has directed 32 productions which have been regularly presented in Europe, Asia, North and South America. In 1979 he founded ISTA, the International School of Theatre Anthropology, an itinerant institution with actors, dancers, musicians and scholars interested in investigating the principles of scenic presence. He has written many books and articles, amongst which The Paper Canoe. A Guide to Theatre Anthropology (Routledge 1994), Theatre: Solitude, Craft, Revolt (Black Mountain Press 1999) and Land of Ashes and Diamonds. My Apprenticeship in Poland (Black Mountain Press 1999). He has received numerous international awards and honorary doctorates.

Nicola Savarese was born in Rome. Professor at the University Romatre (Rome), he teaches History of Theatre and Performance at Department of Performing Arts. His studies deal with the complex dynamic of the meetings between Asian theatres and Occidental theatre and the contemporary performers in different contex. He as travelled widely in Asia and particularly in Japan, where he lived for two years. On the relationship between Oriental and Occidental theatres he has published, among many other works, Teatro e spettacolo fra Oriente e Occidente (Theatre and Performance Beyond the Sea, Roma 1992, translated in Spanish), Parigi/Artaud/Bali (L’Aquila 1997), Training (Roma 2004). He is permanent member of ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) since its foundation and he is editor of review Teatro e storia. He was guest scholar at Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles in 1999.

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To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting

2014 Reprint of 1952 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Chekov has recorded the results of his many years of experimenting, testing and verifying in the professional theater and schools of theater.

To the Actor: On the Technique of Acting by Michael Checkhov

2014 Reprint of 1952 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Chekov has recorded the results of his many years of experimenting, testing and verifying in the professional theater and schools of theater. He brings to the actor far greater insight into himself and the character he is to portray, which enables him to approach any role with new ease and skill. Chekhov was told by Stanislawsky to organize his observations and thoughts and present them to his audience. Preface by Yul Brynner. Illustrated by Nicolai Remisoff.

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Standing By Podcast

Standing By is an original podcast recorded across Canada, featuring conversations with individuals who's silent actions make live performance happen. Take a listen behind the curtain, and meet the people who bring the live experience of performing arts and culture to life!

The Pitch: Standing By is an original podcast recorded across Canada, featuring conversations with individuals whose silent actions make live performance happen. Take a listen behind the curtain, and meet the people who bring the live experience of arts and culture to life! (Hosted by effervescent Canadian stage manager, Maddy Henry!)

Recommended for: Artists working behind-the-scenes, including SMs, PMs, wardrobe magicians & beyond!

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Tits and Teeth Podcast

Jen and Kyla - two performing artists coming to you from Toronto. We have a blast of a time interviewing our peers in show biz, unveiling their secrets about balancing this crazy unconventional life, and debating issues in the arts.

The Pitch: Jen and Kyla – two performing artists coming to you from Toronto & New York City. We have a blast of a time interviewing our peers in show biz, unveiling their secrets about balancing this crazy unconventional life, and debating issues in the arts. We play games and ask insightful questions, all while sipping on our guests’ favourite drink (or chugging…chugging is a better description.) Join us for lots of laughs, endless banter, and insight into the minds of some of North America’s finest theatre workers, onstage and off.

Recommended for: Musical theatre enthusiasts, or anyone who loves a strong drink & a good laugh.

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The Title Block Podcast

A monthly talk with Canadian theatrical designers about their philosophy and history.

The Pitch: The Title Block is a podcast about Canadian theatre designers and their craft. It is hosted by Michael Kruse, a former lighting designer. Each episode we focus on one designer and their body of work and talk about their training, philosophy, and history.

Recommended for: Designers, and those who want to learn more about what they do!

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CI to Eye Podcast

Erik Gensler, the President of Capacity Interactive (CI), a digital marketing consulting firm for the arts, speaks with thinkers and leaders inside and outside of the arts about leadership, marketing, organizational culture, and innovation. If you’re an arts administrator, you don’t want to miss these conversations created to spark your imagination and encourage you to think and grow in new ways.

The Pitch: Eric Gensler, President of Capacity Interactive (a digital marketing consulting firm for the arts), speaks with thinkers inside and outside of the arts about leadership, marketing, organizational culture, and innovation.

Recommended for: Arts marketers, administrators, managers, and folks who are curious about the business of art.

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PlayME Podcast

PlayME is transforming the way we experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. Welcome to your Digital Theatre.

The Pitch: PLAYME from CBC Podcasts celebrates the best of Canadian Theatre on a national and international scale. This project helps raise the profile of Canadian playwrights by highlighting new works through a series of podcasts, making it accessible to audiences worldwide. PlayME from CBC Podcasts is transforming the way we experience Canadian theatre, by taking a bold an innovative approach to disseminating plays. The podcast features distinguished actors, and focuses on current and relevant scripts geared to the growing “on-demand” audience.

Recommended for: Anyone who wants to hear new Canadian plays (or program them!)

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Hilarious World of Depression

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The Hilarious World of Depression Podcast

The Hilarious World Of Depression is a series of frank, moving and funny conversations with top comedians and creative people who have dealt with depression.

The Hilarious World Of Depression is a series of frank, moving and funny conversations with top comedians and creative people who have dealt with depression. Hosted by humorist and public radio host John Moe and with guests such as John Green, Russell Brand, Margaret Cho, Wayne Brady and Wil Wheaton, this winner of the Webby Award for Best Comedy Podcast is a must to catch.

A show about clinical depression…with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with depression and managed to laugh along the way.

The Hilarious World of Depression is not medical treatment and should not be seen as a substitute for therapy or medication. But it is a chance to gain some insight, have a few laughs, and realize that people with depression are not alone and that together, we can all feel a bit better.

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