10/04/2022 Th3ateradm1n

ARTLabs Workshop // OPEN CALL

Mit Katrien van Beurden/künstlerische Leitung „Troupe Courage“/Amsterdam

Montag 21. und Dienstag 22.11. jeweils 10:00-18:00


Wir vergeben 3 freie Plätze an interessierte Performer:innen, die sowohl uns, als auch Katrien van Beurden und die Arbeitsweisen von Troupe Courage kennen lernen wollen.

Bei Interesse bitte bis zum 11.11.22 eine kurze künstlerische Vita an: Indira.Heidemann@Theaterlabor.de



How to create a character within a physical transformation?
How to build emotions and at the same time physicalize them?
How can you find liveness on stage through playfulness ?A mask is a powerful tool for acting. A mask can switch from anger into sadness and from fear into happiness in a split second. A mask helps you to transform your body in a different character and and most important of all it reveals more then it hides.In this intensive training you will explore the technique and theatre form of Troupe Courage. TC is famous for its raw, poetic and comic theatre inspired on the Commedia dell’Arte in their completely unique modern style.

The training includes: physical transformation, acting emotions from the smallest to the most extreme possible expressions and the psychology of movement. You will work on imagination, musicality, creating comedy out of tragedy, playfulness, stage presence and timing of acting. One of the essential tools will be the archetypical comic-tragic masks. These masks unlock the creativity and imagination of the actor and make the body speak. Every action, thought, word and emotion is immediately seen and will turn into playfulness to create fully alive actors and characters, with all their passions, needs and flaws.

The workshop will be led by Katrien van Beurden of Troupe Courage.

“Troupe Courage brought a whole new level of skill and concentration to our work. The work is deadly serious and enormous fun. Katrien is concentrated, critical and compassionate. The work engages feelings way below conscious thought. I am proud to call her a colleague and a comrade.“Di Trevis, director National Theatre London / Royal Shakespeare Company


The workshops will take place as part of the project „ArtLabs – aesthetic research at the interface of experimental art production and integrative mediation“.