Devising, creating and making one’s own theater.
This work presentation focuses on the creation of Menjahit Marat Sade and the performer Kerensa Dewantoro. In this demonstration she shows how the creative process is a state of flux between physical action and concept; how the ideas in the mind are not always as valid as the ideas in the body and vice versa; the importance of exercising the body/ imagination and the importance of play in creating new work. She takes the actors through her process of ‘finding’ the various roles her chair would play in the performance. The symbolism of that chair and the use of other props came through action rather than through the mind.She demonstrates of breath and clarity of choice in creating a sequence of physical actions or her physical score for performance. Participants will also explore animated objects and how to create truth and conviction in ones actions. This work demonstration is more beneficial after having seen Menjahit Marat Sade. Elements of this workshop were fundemental int he creation of the devised script, “Cooking and Murder.”