The online workshops has been our contribution to the activities of Perifeeria – The Political Theatre Platform 2021-2022. This project will develop several new theatre productions in many locations in Romania including Craiova, Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest. The association is a partnership between many artists who seek to engage citizens in public debate and reflection though theatre. I have had the pleasure to work with this group back in 2015, so its feels great to continue our collaboration. Norwegian actor and researcher Per Bogstad Gulliksen has been responsible for leading the workshops in the Viewpoints method for actors. This technique focuses on new ways to approach dramatic composition.
We spesifically created the topic structure for the online format.
The topic structure were designed in a given order so that the
students could gain a deeper knowledge of Viewpoints as a creative
tool for new ways to work as an actor and as a tool to create
dramatic compostion. P B Gulliksen
The following topics were decided on for the first series of lectures:
Day 1) Lecture on the History and Development of Viewpoints
Day 2) Physical Viewpoints within Viewpoints of Time
Day 3) Physical Viewpoints within Viewpoints of Space
Day 4) How to begin – Introduction to the Individual Viewpoints
Day 5) Viewpoints Working with Music
The following topics were decided on for the second series of
Day 1) Lecture on Composition
Day 2) Composition towards making Original Work
Day 3) How to Discuss Composition Work in a Group
Day 4) Composition and Related Arts
Day 5) Viewpoints in Unexpected Places
We would like thank all the participants and the people at O2G for making this collaboration a success.