Time & Location
(NOTE: 22.2. NO CLASS)
1.2. – 29.3.2022
17:00 – 20:00
This course is for youth aged between 12 – 17 who are curious to explore their performative muscles and connect with likeminded teenagers. You will journey through different fields of acting with varying important exercises and approaches in a safe and fun environment. Our coaches will support and encourage the students in delving into their own unique creative expression both physically and emotionally.
ABOUT THE EVENT
We believe that in the heart of creativity is openness, curiosity and playfulness. These are the vital traits which we must cultivate and harness to enhance our capability as actors. At Actors Academy, we believe in allowing these qualities in the young performer to shine through.
By giving our students the tools they need to harness those traits, we inspire them to grow and evolve towards creativity, gently guiding them, and giving them the essential foundation they need to flourish both personally as well as an actor moving towards pursuing their dreams.
We aim to help the student to access and express their own creative voice and build confidence within that. You are welcome everyone as they are and there is no need for previous experience. All that is needed and requested from the student is curiosity and openness. Youth Academy will guide you through basic Meisner Technique, Cold Reading, Voice and Movement as well as Camera Acting and Improvisation. At the end of the course, we will film and edit the final scenes and each student will get their copy.
The teaching language in our AAF Youth Academy is English, but we encourage all level English speakers to apply.
The capacity for emotional intelligence and presence is a highly valued skill in today’s world, not only in acting platforms but in any types of relationships and interactions. Meisner Technique helps the student to live in the moment and to access and express one’s truthful impulses and feelings based on their partners behaviour, through exploration of the famous ‘Repetition’ and ‘Independent Activity’ exercises. The technique will help you to start living truthfully under created imaginary circumstances – whether on stage or screen.
Taking a scene off the page in a short time is an essential skill for any actor. This fun part will help the student to bring an unseen script to life, get it up on it’s feet and build the student’s faith to work simply in the moment.
Improvisation is one of the core techniques in performing because it pushes the actor to live fully in the moment, trust in team work and lean on imagination and risk taking. It also enhances creativity and activates the actor’s non-judgmental mentality which is the essential for any kind of creative flow to happen. Improvisation is a fun way to dive into the endless possibilities of connection and the fun of performance.
It is all those small and big details present in how we communicate non verbally that reveal something about us, those details are seen in our body and in how we move – they become our signature. Movement is what awakens our emotions and helps us understand our relation between our bodies and emotions. Through physical and dance exercises we can learn how to use our body and be confident while activating our imagination and creativity in order to find new ways to move and achieve something, these can be achieved through exercises involving partnering work, improvisation, balance, contrabalance, limitations, or even through games! For this workshop we will work on partnering and text work, on different qualities of movement using for example, rubber bands, and lastly, on statues and stillness.
It’s well documented that the most highly regarded professional acting trainings put an enormous emphasis on voice and movement. Acting training is better enhanced by a thorough understanding of one’s instrument (the body). Therefore In this workshop series, Darren will introduce the students to his methodologies surrounding the voice and how we can better affect our audience through remaining more present, resonant and articulate.
INTRODUCTION TO TV AND CAMERA ACTING
This workshop covers TV and Film Acting, offering a practical introduction to the skills and techniques relevant within these mediums. Monika will guide you through on-camera acting exercises with instant playback in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
TO WHOM THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR
This course is for all young people aged from 12 to 17 interested in performing, drama, theatre and/or acting. We welcome anyone and everyone keen to explore their own creative practice and learn about different approaches to performance. You do not need any previous experience, come as you are. All you need to bring is openness and curiosity.
WHAT DO YOU GET
Through this course you will:
learn to express and be yourself more freely and bravely
strengthen your confidence and connection to your honest impulses
enhance the trust in yourself and your uniqueness
create more freedom to be present and live in the moment
enhance your awareness of the other person’s emotional life and expression
develop your communication and relationship skills
get many useful tools in finding your authentic expression in any performing platform
find healthy ways to let go of fear and feel more relaxed and confident in front of others
understand the ‘performing body’ more fully and connect with different parts of it: voice, body and mind
get an experience of the various acting practices and exercises
create an understanding of TV and Screen acting
get a short edited video clip of your acting
- Dates: 1.2. – 29.3.2022
- This course runs weekly on Tuesdays from 17:00 to 20:00 (NOTE: No class on week 8, 22.2.2022)
Price: 395€ incl. VAT 24% :if you are challenged to meet the tuition fee , do contact us on email@example.com
Location: Actors Academy Finland, Pursimiehenkatu 26H, Helsinki
Places are limited and will be filled on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis
The booking for all events and workshops is binding. You can cancel 30 days prior to the event and receive a 50% return of your payment or you can pass on your spot to another person without an extra fee
Course language is English (Please keep in mind that you do not need to have perfect English skills, and you do not need to worry about perfect vocabulary, accent and pronunciation)
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Nita Arpiainen is an acting coach, actor and a holistic coach and the founder of Actors Academy Finland. In her previous career she has also worked as a TV presenter and producer. Nita’s deep passion and curiosity for acting, learning and personal growth is the underlying motivation for AAF to come alive. The vision for AAF was formed while Nita attended numerous acting schools and workshops in London at the Actors Studio, Giles Forman Acting Studio, City Academy and the Actors Temple to name a few, ultimately falling profoundly in love with the Meisner Technique, and it making a powerful and lasting impact on the way she viewed not just acting, but life and relationships as well. Her first studies and the journey into the world of the wonderful and forever-inspiring world of Meisner Technique started in 2015, and she has been lucky to have worked and learned with many great international teachers along the years.
Monika is an international actor with credits in the UK, Norway and her home country Finland. Over the last six years, Monika has been working solidly on television. With a Masters Degree in Acting, Bachelors in performance art & pedagogical studies and a diploma in physical theatre acting, Monika has studied her craft for more than a decade. She works mainly on television but is still connected to her theatre background.
Maria Luege is an actress and dancer with experience in both fields on stage. She has a bachelor’s in acting and has worked as a dancer in Germany and has taught dance in the Netherlands. Maria currently lives in Finland and teaches movement, where she combines her experience in dance, acting, and taekwondo.