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Suzuki Method Actor Training, 7-9th June, 2018

Conducted by: Kozma Gábor Viktor

When: 2019, 7-9th June, every day between 10:00-14:00 and 18:00-22:00

Where: Franciscan Monastery (Piața Muzeului, str. Victor Deleu 2-4, Cjul-Napoca)


About Kozma Gábor Viktor:


I was born in Budapest, in 1990. I graduated from the University of Arts of Târgu-Mureș as Actor and Actor Trainer. Currently, I am a student at the Doctoral School of the University of Arts. I first met with the Suzuki Method in Lithuania under the leadership of Vesta Grabštaitė. In 2015, I participated at a summer training (Summer Session on the SMAT) by Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT) in Japan. In the last two years, I spent six months with the company, deepening my knowledge in the method, and also performed on stage as an actor, directed by Tadashi Suzuki and Sebastian Mattia.


About the course:


In the 1970's, Suzuki Tadashi began developing a training method called Suzuki Method of Actor Training (SMAT), which has been widely recognised and taught in the world since then. The world-famous Japanese director and actor trainer used and adapted medieval Japanese theatrical forms - no and kabuki - and techniques to suit the needs of contemporary theatre, in order to bring the performers to the state of high level stage readiness. In the terminology of Western societies, the Suzuki Method fits in the physical actor training methods. In my experience, the method greatly helps trainees experience how they can use their bodies not as tools for expression, but as means of experiencing and inspirational resources in their acting work. During the training, I focus on sharpening the physical senses of the practitioners, on experiencing intensively their inner acting fiction, and on increasing their expressivity. How can the actor experience his freedom in a bound, codified form? What is the relationship between breathing, physical energy and body centre coordination in acting? What does it mean to move in immobility? How can this be applied in practice? During the 3 day-long workshop, I am looking forward to meet professional and amateur enthusiasts from the field of performing arts.

The project is made possible by the support of Bethlen Gábor Fund.

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