This class will focus on Action Theatre, led by Sten Rudstrøm, one of its leading exponents.
Action Theater is a training system in physical theatre improvisation that builds vocal, verbal, and physical performance skills, hones awareness and increases expressive range. The practice is an active play in embodied presence that constantly harvests the imagination. You are reunited with the interior world that causes us to live at our fullest reach. Trainings explore both solo and ensemble through exercises that are simple, playful and challenging. Every exercise expresses the relationship between attention, awareness, and action. You engage the mind and heart simultaneously, building solid improvisational skills, and uncovering a fresh sense of freedom.
Sten Rudstrøm has been working in the field of improvisation for the last 30 years. He teaches and performs internationally, founded the improvisation group EAT (Sabine von der Tann, Andres Noormets, Kate Hilder, and Peter Krempelsetzer) and is, also, a member of Streugut (Ingo Reluecke, Zufit Simon, Martin Clausen, and Alexander Frangenheim). In 1986, he met Ruth Zaporah, who created Action Theater. He is a Certified Action Theater™ teacher and has continued to work with the form since that time. Sten is the artistic director of the NOW! Festival.