Sanita Duka, Latvia
Drama and Improvisation trainer, Riga, LATVIA. Working as educator at the Centre "I-DEJAS MĀJA". Previously - director and trainer at theatre-studio “AKA” (“The Well”). Participating in theatre projects in Riga as director and actress - Forum theatre project for researching passive aggressive behavior “At my workplace” at Kaņepe's Culture Centre (2015), interactive theater project “I also want it” with students of Latvian Academy of Culture (2013), Forum theatre project “Garden” with Interactive Theatre Company "Laiva"/”The Boat” (2011).
Directed and staged at the theatre-studio “AKA” - "Glass Snail" by M. Pavic , "Etudes of Province" after A.P. Chekhov's play "Three Sisters" motives, "We play Shakespeare's Pericle”, "Excile" by A. Camus's novel "The Stranger" motives etc.
Educated under the guidance of Russian directors and trainers - Jurij Alschitz (AKT-ZENT, Centre of the Theatre Education), Klim (Moscow Center of Dramaturgy and Directing), Sergey Ostrenko IUGTE). Participated in the international conferences "Commonwealth theater meeting" in Moscow at A. Vassiliev's School of Dramatic Art and International Festival of Theatre Methods “METHODIKA”.
“ Embodied Voice and Sound of the Body”
Using the improvisation as method of rehearsing we will lead to the realm of personal freedom for the actors. The freedom of improvisation in the taught frame of the text lines.
With each group we will work to find “the key words” and “psychological gesture” for the dramatis personae. We will use our voices as musical instruments to express emotional depth of the words. We will play with words to create games that personae are playing. We will be balansing on the edge of known about the personae and unknown ourselves. Will put stepping stones for the path through the scene.
The training includes a sequence of practical techniques for voice and body – leading from the conscious opening of the embodied voice to self expression in improvisation.
The main themes of the practice will be:
Embodied voice and the inner strength,
Meditation on the voice and meditative movements,
Acting with voice: invocation, verbalization,
Interacting with voice: non-verbal and verbal communication,
The main line of the personae.