“I consider Training as some sort of a theatrical simulator. Let’s call it my invention. It is all about how to create circumstances which are perfectly close to the rehearsal process, staging and live performance. And just like in a “real theatre” there is a director, actors and audience. And just like in a “real theatre” I use settings, scenography, music and costumes, capture mise en scenes. It is a real theatre, isn’t it? The Theatre of Training”.
Training (also known as DZUBING) develops actors` perception, attention and imagination, helps to gain external (physical) and internal (psychological) freedom. The main objective is to achieve maximum emancipation and to develop actors` creative capacity.
Training is designed for both professional actors and non-actors and hence its objectives are the following:
- Overcoming psychological barriers through overcoming fear of danger.
- Developing ability to manage and control one’s emotional response to any situation, increasing emotional intelligence.
- Releasing vocal range (tension in one`s throat), facial expressions and body from chronic muscular strains.
- Improving reaction time, memory, attention (incl. muscular) and ability to concentrate over a long time period.
- Helping to improve imagination and fantasy, to realize one’s creative capacity and abilities to generate ideas, to improvise in suggested circumstances.
- Developing skills of using one’s body language in nonverbal communication.
- Creating atmosphere of trust and responsibility among participants in unfamiliar circumstances.
- Developing skills of competent social interaction and mutual understanding in a team.
- Creating circumstances for effective participation in a team and strengthen leadership skills through training.
- Developing creative thinking and as a result — a greater willingness to create and to achieve one’s goals.
These objectives are achieved through exercises performed in groups and individually. Some of them are based on the practice of outstanding theatre performers and directors such as Konstantin Stanislavski, Mikhail Chekhov, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Jerzy Grotowski etc. Another part of exercises is created by Alexander Dzyuba himself.
Training is based on the principle of psychophysical parallelism, which means that the mental is reflected in the physical and vice versa. This principle is highly effective and allows to precisely determine and qualify the subtlest nuances of acting. Exercises are accompanied by musical compilations, specially created for each exercise.
Training program provides:
- One day master class (3 hours).
- Three days workshop (3-4 hours a day).
- A week workshop (5-7 days 3 hours each).
From 2013 Dzubing workshops have been taken place all over Russia — in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Abakan, Ussuriisk, Khabarovsk, and abroad — in Baku (Azerbaijan), Tallinn (Estonia), Beijing (China), Tel Aviv (Israel), etc.
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