While working as a performance company, students will learn the fundamentals of collaborative theater-making and artistic training.
This workshop engages the students in a detailed approach of Theater Mitu’s training methodology of Whole Theater. Whole Theater is defined as a theatrical experience that is rigorously visual, aural, emotional, intellectual and spiritual—both in creation and in performance.
More about Whole Theater: This demanding physical training has been developed by extrapolating and synthesizing various trainings from a range of selected world theater traditions. These include but are not limited to: Japanese Noh, Kabuki, Bunraku and Butoh training; Thai Kohn, Drumming and Muay Thai training; Indian Kathakali, Kalaripayattu, and Mohiniattam training; Ethiopian Zayen training; Iranian Ta’zieh training; Peking Opera training; and Islamic/Sufi Whirling training. These root traditions and their training applications will be explored physically as a group. At the root of these investigations is the artist’s discipline. The class will investigate and identify lines of artistic and collaborative discipline in order to garner successful models of artistic process, exploration, and creation habits.