Berlin Winter School 2021

Please note: In all workshops we respect all current standards of hygiene and distance.

>>> PROGRAM OVERVIEW pdf <<< 

 

>>> COURSE 1 – MASK MAKING <<<

05 to 15 January 2021

STUDIO FLÖZ, Berlin, Germany
led by HAJO SCHÜLER

In the course each participant build a self-designed full mask made of papermaché.
The focus is on the authorship of the participant. Starting from scratch the participants search for their own form. They make decisions for a character, do research on it and develop it up to the implementation in clay. The entire production process, from the modelled positive, to the negative mould, to the lamination and the completion of the mask, is accompanied and reflected in a supportive and critical manner.
In addition to technical information on mask construction, knowledge of the form itself is conveyed, which is helpful so that the mask can later come to life on stage. The following topics will be considered: Anatomy, asymmetry, figure, light.
 
HAJO SCHÜLER is mask maker, performer, director and writer for Familie Flöz and Artistic Director for the Company.
 
The workshop will be held bilingual in English and German.

Venue: STUDIO FLÖZ, Lehderstr. 39-41, 13086 Berlin
Max. to 12 participants

05 to 15 January 2021
4 hours daily | 9am - 1pm 
 
Fees: 600,00€

Info & Application: info@floez.net

 

>>> COURSE 2 – BESIDE THE MASK – BEHIND THE MASK <<<

08 to 10 January 2021

EDEN STUDIOS, Berlin, Germany
led by THOMAS RASCHER

In this workshop we will put aside the masks for a moment and focus on the question of what can lead to filling a rigid form from within and coming to a greater expressiveness and liveliness.
From gesture to sculpture / We encounter different approaches and principles from Michael Chekov’s training and transform them into small sculptures. We experience the different qualities and postures through our hands, experience them in silence and move them in our hearts.
From sculpture to history / We then develop small stories and, as players, translate them into small sequences. At the end we take up the masks again and bring together actor and mask as a whole.

THOMAS RASCHER is a player, author and mask maker (Hotel Paradiso) and has been with Family Flöz since its foundation. He has a professorship for movement at the Folkwang University of the Arts and teaches in the department of acting and physical theatre. 

Venue: EDEN STUDIOS, Breite Str. 43, 13187 Berlin
Max. to 20 participants

08 to 10 January 2021
5 hours daily | 9 am - 2 pm
 
Fees: 225,00€

Info & Application: info@floez.net

 

>>> COURSE 3 – THE AWAKENING OF THE MASK <<<

08 to 10 January 2021

EDEN STUDIOS, Berlin, Germany
led by BJÖRN LEESE

A still unknown being looks at us, starts to breathe slowly and dares the first step. This awakening of a mask, this birth on stage can have something magical. The uncompromising directness of the figure captures the viewer’s gaze and at the same time allows it to become a mirror of its own inner world. The first delicate connection is established. The curiosity and openness of the child to engage unconditionally in encounters shows us the way to the presence that the mask demands.
The clown is another important part of the foundation on which the masks of the Familie Flöz stand and live. First encounters with the room, the object and the other partners... the game begins!
 
BJÖRN LEESE is actor, author and musician with Familie Flöz since 1997.

Venue: EDEN STUDIOS , Breite Str. 43, 13187 Berlin
Max. to 20 participants

08 to 10 January 2021
4 hours daily | 3 pm - 7 pm
 
Fees: 180,00€

Info & Application: info@floez.net

 

>>> COURSE 4  UNFOLD TECHNIQUE <<<

15 to 17 January 2021

EDEN STUDIOS, Berlin, Germany
led by VALENTINA BORDENAVE

A vigorous, physical and refreshing journey for actors, dancers and other movement performers interested in experiencing the huge potential of movement in theatre.
One, two or many... bodies in the space, levels of awareness, themes and strategies.
Unfold technique takes the Alexander Technique as a springboard towards the development of the individual through movement. The work provides clear information and tools to enjoy and reconnect with your psychophysical being from the subtlety of an effortless vertical to a powerful celebration of movement. Both movement sequences and guided improvisations will be part of the sessions. Rooted habits begin to detach and a profound and sustainable transformation can be glimpsed.
 
VALENTINA BORDENAVE is an Argentinian freelance dancer, choreographer and Alexander Technique teacher based in Berlin.
For more than two decades Valentina has been spreading in her classes the joy of waking up and exploring the physical intelligence, researching on the body support system, spatial / energetic awareness and intense physicality.
She is teaching regularly with FAMILIE FLÖZ and directs the movement department at LISPA / ARTHAUS Berlin International School of Performing Arts. Others pedagogical experiences include the Acting Departements at the University of Arts (UDK) and at Ernst Busch University, both in Berlin.

Venue: EDEN STUDIOS , Breite Str. 43, 13187 Berlin
Max. to 15 participants

15 to 17 January 2021
3 hours daily | 10 am - 1 pm 
 
Fees: 135,00€

Info & Application: info@floez.net

 

>>> COURSE 5  ENCOUNTER WITH THE MASK <<<

15 to 17 January 2021

EDEN STUDIOS, Berlin, Germany
led by ANNA KISTEL

What does the mask change in us?
How can we make it come to life through breathing, movement and our own heartbeat?
A new being, a character comes into existence.
Let the mask decide who you are!
In these three intensive work days, we will encounter the Flöz masks and their capacity for narrating an emotional state or even a small story.
We will explore the connection of mask, performer and audience by means of simple improvisations.

ANNA KISTEL is performing and writing for Familie Flöz since 2008.

Venue: EDEN STUDIOS , Breite Str. 43, 13187 Berlin
Max. to 15 participants

15 to 17 January 2021
4 hours daily | 2 pm - 6 pm
 
Fees: 180,00€

Info & Application: info@floez.net

 

FEES
(incl. VAT.)

MASK MAKING 600,00€
BESIDE THE MASK - BEHIND THE MASK 225,00€
THE AWAKENING OF THE MASK 180,00€
UNFOLD TECHNIQUE 135,00€
ENCOUNTER WITH THE MASK 180,00€


Combinations are possible! Choose your workshop(s)!