Immersive Theater Workshop 28.-30.12.2022 in Helsinki
The workshop teaches theory and especially practice of immersive and participatory performances.
Immersive performances are usually understood as performances that immerse the audience in the stage setting of a performance, but understood in a larger context it means performances that challenge the traditional position of the audience in a performance.
Participatory performances point to a wide variety of performances that use f. e. the tools of game design and activism to expand the traditional concept of performance.
The workshop focuses on the planning and realisation of immersive and participatory performances.
It teaches you
• History, definitions and characteristics of immersive theatre
• Consider the political dimensions of participatory performances
• Game design in performing arts
• Mechanisms of participation
• Negotiation of intimacy and basic concepts of consent
• Multisensory performing technique in relation to a participant
• Sensing and understanding the environment as shaper of meaning
TIME AND PLACE:
Wed 28. 12. 2022 at 6pm – 10pm, Thu 29. 12. at 5.30pm – 10pm and Fri 30. 12 at 5.30pm – 10pm
Eskus – Performance Center, Puhdistamo (building n:o 6) 2. fl., studio 1. Official address: Kaasutehtaankatu 1/33, Helsinki, Finland.
The workshop is meant especially for professionals and students of performing arts. If you are not part of these send a short motivation letter to office (at) centerforeverything.com before registering.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT:
Both happen at the same time at The Center for Everything webshop in Holvi.
You can cancel your registration until one month before the workshop. If you cancel later than that, you will be charged 50 % of the registration fee.
Samee Haapa is an actor FIA, dancer, live art maker, an anthropologist and a dj. They have produced, directed and performed 20 years both in institutions and as a freelancer in Finland and abroad.
They are currently finishing their artistic doctoral thesis in the Theatre Academy at the University of the Arts Helsinki with a focus on immersive and game performances. They teach immersive theatre regularly f.e. in Theatre Academy Helsinki and Aalto University. They are the artistic director of The Center for Everything.
FEEDBACK FROM A PARTICIPANT:
’I was really happy with the course – you had built it into a working whole that inspired both to make work and reflect one’s own choices, to discuss and the to follow what is going on around immersive theatre. In terms of content and time used for the course it was probably one of my most beneficial courses I’ve ever experienced.’
Johanna Latvala, set designer
Government award for performing arts and a critics association award for an immersive performance ’The Book of Rooms’