EMPOWERING THE ACTOR’S POETICS: Theater of States
Free acting workshops
Theater of states is one of the most important theatrical trends in Argentina. This artistic movement empowers the actor’s poetics and rejects the traditional idea of representation based on a specific text or dramaturgy. Theater can’t compete with the scenic constructions of daily life, so we need to create another reality.
Emotional states and intensities will be explored as the main point of creation. Through physical training and a deep recognition of each particular body and its expressive characteristics, the actors are invited to create a character empirically. We will be working with each participant’s powerful free association, from a determinate way of being in the space, with a specific physical tone and rhythm.
The training will be in English, but the participants are encouraged to perform in their mother tongue. After the workshop there is going to be an open exhibition of the work in progress. The participation in it is not compulsory.
My name is Umay Elías, I’m Argentinian and I have an acting degree from the Argentinian National University of Arts. I’ve been part of IKARUS Stage Arts at Odin Teatret and I’m a dancer at Murga Aarhuspanti. I’ve performed or participated with art installations in different festivals and events in Aarhus such as: Northside, Festuge, Spot Festival, Aarhus Burns & Sydhavn Festival.
If you want to know more about me and my background, you can visit: www.umayelias.com