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Michael Chekhov International Academy

Michael Chekhov Technique Intensive Training Programme

"To create by inspiration one must become aware of one’s own individuality”
Michael Chekhov

The next programme begins November 2018

This intensive training programme, developed and directed by the internationally renowned tutor, Joerg Andrees, will enable creative artists, actors, directors and performers to use the unique tools of the Michael Chekhov Technique to enhance their creativity in their professional work. Michael Chekhov's understanding of the creative nature of the human being and the practical needs of the actor led him to find new tools for the creative artist, actor and director. Involving imagination and psycho-physical techniques, Chekhov's method respects the actor as a free creative artist. Central to this is the development of artistic feelings on stage and the psychological gesture for creating the character. This intensive training programme offers, in eight one-week modules, a well-structured, practical approach to the tools of the Michael Chekhov Technique. International practitioners and tutors of his method will provide a deep insight into the worldwide understanding of this highly acclaimed technique. Working on monologues, short scenes and improvisations, the actor will develop creative skills for finding the character both for stage and film. Having completed modules 1-6, the participant may then progress toward a qualification as a Michael Chekhov Technique Facilitator by successfully completing modules 7 and 8.

About the course

What we offer is an intensive programme in Berlin for creative artists, actors, directors and performers. searching for new tools to explore their creativity and develop their imagination and sensibility. This training programme is for a Michael Chekhov Technique Teacher Training, the only one in Europe. It consists of 8 one-week modules over two years and is structured to give a detailed and practical approach to the creative tools of the Michael Chekhov Technique.

Each of the first 6 modules explore specific elements of the Michael Chekhov Technique and is complete in itself. The techniques explored are relevant for both stage and screen performance and not only help develop performance and directing skills but deepen artistic personality and creative abilities.

Current programme

Module Schedule & Costs

It is possible to sign up for the first module without having to commit to the full 6 modules. Each module costs € 590.

Exploring the Chekhov Acting Technique

Module 1
22.10. - 28.10.2017
Imagination, Movement, Voice, Actor-Character

Module 2
4.2. - 10.2.2018
Body-Mind-Movement, Space

Module 3
6.5. - 12.5.2018
Objective and Personal Atmosphere

Module 4
26.8. - 1.9.2018
Characterisation, Imaginary Body

Module 5
28.10. - 3.11.2018
Improvisation, Individual Transformation

Module 6
27.1. - 2.2.2019
Creative Individuality, Higher Ego, Actor as Self-Director

These modules give you a deep insight into the MC-Technique by practising the tools in training and working on a monologue (modules 1-3) and a dialogue (modules 4-6).

Teacher modules

Module 7
28.4. - 4.5.2019
The Toolbox, Questions, MC-Biography, Class 1

Module 8
16.6. - 22.6.2019
Connected Tools, Tutor's Insight, Class 2

Explore the creative teacher/director/facilitator in yourself, study Chekhov's „Lessons for the Teacher” - and deepen your understanding of the tools and backgrounds of this technique.

Each module explores specific elements of the Michael Chekhov Technique, relevant to both stage and screen performers.
Participants will be encouraged to put their training into practice and share the results during feedback sessions.

Application Process

Places are strictly limited to 16.

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On receipt of the completed application form, the Course Director may, at his discretion, seek a personal or skype interview with the applicant to assess their suitability for the course.

All applicants must be aged 18 or over. If you have any queries regarding the programme, contact us on info@chekhovacademy.com
+49 (0)170 2429734 (Joerg Andrees).