International Theatre and Performing Arts Summer Workshop | August 2019, Naples

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ANTIGONE WORKSHOP: Sophocles, Brecht and the Living Theatre

Bertolt Brecht captured the political essence of Sophocles' best-known text, Antigone, which he adapted from Friedrich Hoelderlin’s translation in a key consistent with the heyday of Nazism. Indeed, at the end of the Sixties, Julian Beck and Judith Malina, founders and souls of the Living Theatre, based their staging of Antigone on the conflict between freedom and oppression – embodied by Antigone and Creon in the Brechtian version – to reassert the political nature of their theatre, i.e. the Brechtian idea of a theatre at the service of the Revolution and of an art intended as activism that does not distinguish between life and action. Hence the Living Theatre's Antigone becomes a hymn to defiance in a direct and uncompromising relationship with the audience who, in Beck and Malina's new theatre of cruelty, can no longer remain only passive spectators but must become actors, bearers of new values, protagonists of a new civil, cultural and political conscience.

Teachers

Giovanni Greco
Acting and Interpretation

Director; acting in verse teacher at the National Academy of Dramatic Art Silvio D’Amico and at Sapienza University of Rome and member of the Scientific Committee of ICRA Project.

Lina Salvatore
Feldenkrais Method: Breathing, Voice and Movement

Actress; Feldenkrais Method teacher at the theatre school of the Teatro Nazionale di Napoli and at the School of Corporeal Mime, Naples and co-artistic director of ICRA Project.

Michele Monetta
Tragic Mask and Improvisation

Director; mime and mask teacher at the National Academy of Dramatic Art Silvio D’Amico, Rome, Rudra Béjart School Lausanne, and at the School of Corporeal Mime, Naples; co-artistic director of ICRA Project.

    From 1 to 4 August 2019
    The workshop is open to young professional actors and directors as well as theatre, academy and university students. Places are limited.

    Schedule
    From 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, including lunch break, 7 hours of work daily.

    Location
    Monumental complex of SAN LORENZO MAGGIORE (Cappella Sant'Antonio)
    Piazza San Gaetano, Naples.

    Enrolment
    Please submit your CV and a short covering letter by 15 July 2019. Successful applicants will be announced on 18 July 2019.
    Infoline: application form.