The Dirty Blondes presents
ACTING THROUGH ETUDES
with Tatyana Khaikin
October 26-28, 2017
October 26-28, 2017
This three-day intensive workshop, taught by expert Tatyana Khaikin, is a practical and theoretical introduction to the Etude Method as taught in the best Russian acting schools.
The Etude Method developed by Konstantin Stanislavsky in the beginning of the 20th Century forever changed acting, inspiring actors and theatre practitioners for decades. One of the most important discoveries of Stanislavsky are etudes, an acting technique developed by the Russian master, and the glue that keeps his method together. Widely used in Russian theatre, etudes empower the creative agency of the actor, reveal the psychology of the character and unlock the emotional life of the scene.
6:30-9:30 pm Thursday, October 26
6:30-9:30 pm Friday, October 27
1:00-4:00 pm Saturday, October 28
Running 3 hours a day, the classes will be divided into theory, exercises and curated etude presentation. By the end of the workshop, actors will have gained a foundation of etude work that will forever impact the effectiveness of their partner work, the way they approach character and scene development.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Tatyana Khaikin has spent almost 40 years in the theatre. In the late 70s, in New York City, she studied with Sonya Moore, then one of the last surviving students of Stanislavsky himself, and later with Laurence Senelick at Tufts University. After finishing her studies, she proceeded to work with many outstanding Russian directors in the US, subsequently joining the Moscow Arts Theater (MXAT) to run their American Studio for over 7 years. At present she works closely with Konstantin Raikin's School and Dmitry Krymov's Lab, both in Moscow. As a true believer in the Etude Method, Tatyana wants to share her knowledge and experience in this workshop to help empower actors in in their craft.
BAM Attic Studio
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217