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Polygon Theatre Company in Tallinn, Estonia
The first workshop of Zero Zone Praxis @Polygon Theatre and Polygon Theatre School, spring and fall 2020
The Australian Actor Training Conference 2020, worldwide
The second workshop of Zero Zone Praxis @ The AusAct 2020, winter 2020
International Federation of Theatre Research 2021 in Galway, Ireland
The third workshop of Zero Zone Praxis @IFTR Conference in Galway and worldwide, summer 2021

ZERO ZONE PRAXIS

19.1-9.2.2022 WORKSHOP AT PERFORMING ART CENTRE OF UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, US

Balance Awakening

Part One

This workshop introduces Zero Zone Praxis (ZZ), especially encouraging the perceptual entering to the character, creating awareness about time and focusing and introducing different levels of consciousness to use them for more profound creation in Performing Arts.
The ZZ Praxis has three stages, two for exercises and techniques and the third is a lecture format.

The First Stage: The Stairs
UCF PAC, Studio 2 : 19.1.2022 : 3 to 5 PM

External, psychophysical.
This is a preparing level and can be used as a warm-up for rehearsal, in which a shared space will be created. It provides an embodied understanding of psychophysical insight: the tools for improving self-confidence and connection with a partner and how it works. How to create a performing flow.

The Second Stage: The Entrance
UCF PAC, Studio 2 : 26.1. & 2.2. 2022 : 3 to 5 PM

Introverted Kinaesthetic awareness in use.
This level is turning external focus (from physical doing) inward, tuning one to be more intimate, peaceful and thereby more precise, present and aware of the inner processes for differentiation and sharpening of perception.

The Third Stage: Zero Zone Dynamics
UCF PAC, Studio 2 : 9.2.2022 : 3 to 5 PM

The intellectual knowledge, given in lecture-discussion mode.
While the first two levels are carried by curiosity and gradually progressing awareness, supported by personal insights private to every participant, the third level frames everything together: the reasons, the destination, the path and the result.

Part Two

This ensuing period of the workshops would be included in the preparation of the show. The exact dates will be announced in Febuary 2022, in case of sufficient interest.
The rehearsal period will deepen the practice and, therefore, the understanding of new knowledge, which increases the experience. What is learned in the workshop is used in daily rehearsals in real situations and explained accordingly. In the rehearsals, the additional physical theatre method will be added: Actor's Dramaturgy combined with Stanislavski psychophysical realism.
It is about creating a non-illustrative subtext from the physical expression, which prevents spectators' mental evaluation for the situation and allows them to receive the non-verbal message to support the spoken one. This stage includes also learning the skills of devised composing and story-building. The homework will be announced: writing the monologue.

YOUR COACH
Tamur Tohver