Regula contra Regulam, Grotowsky in San Miguel
By Guillermina Fonseca
“Regula contra Regulam in Mexico” is an academic project consisting of seminars, conferences and shows, which will be presented in San Miguel on July 4, 5 and 6 at Bellas Artes.
Los viajecitos de Paquita y la filarmónica
Sat, Jul 5, 7pm
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Sun, Jul 6, 7pm
Auditorio Miguel Malo
This academic project from the Poland Grotowski-Educational Institute is presented for the first time in Mexico, thanks to the initiative of the theater group Tequiomexico.
“Regula contra Regulam” is an international project of professional pedagogy about the potentialities for the actor in training. The space to attend these events is limited.
On this occasion the seminar will be: “The Migratory Dramaturgies: Practical Relations Between the Training of the Actor and His Creative Work” and will consist on a three-day workshop (July 4 and 6), five hours per day: Friday, July 4, 4-8pm; Saturday, July 5, 10am-2pm and Sunday, July 6, 10am-2pm. They include physical, vocal training and singing training.
Physical training includes topics such as exercises of composition (classical sculpture, line-volume composition, dramaturgy of segmentation), dynamical-impulse-relationship exercises, free body, with fixed and mobile barriers; space group choreography, pre-acrobatic and corporeal grammar, dynamic, and postural stretching among other things.
The vocal training includes breathing and vocal emission techniques, accents and syllabification alternatives, word-movement dynamic, registers, vocalization and dynamics, workflow singing and word-training relationship.
Singing training will include various cultural and musical focus, useful to the practice and training within the group work: chants and choral singing, harmonization to three and four parts, intonation, transport and modulation techniques, instrumental vocal arrangement, singing and space in group dynamics techniques.
Physical actions include: composition and dramaturgy of the actor from different sources: iconography, music, and literary sources, among other things.
We recommend participants bring comfortable clothes, soft kneepads. Each actor will have to master a poem in old English of average length, a sonnet and a piece of monologue or a full monologue from a play of memory. Each actor must bring an elegant, full wardrobe with shoes.