Workshop by the duo SKUTR (Czech republic) TRANSFORMATION, May 28th and 29th, 11.00 – 15.00, National theatre in Belgrade
The workshop focuses on the topic of transformation – metamorphosis in its broadest sense and is inspired by fluidity – variability as one of the principal themes in a number of plays starting from Greek tragadies, including Shakespeare and up to contemporary multimedia performances.
Transformation can be that of a character into some other being (as in Shakespeare’s plays for exemple) or technical change of stage or costume, change of a theatrical situation, or metamorphosis of one theatrical means into another (words into movement, movement into sound, etc.).
Transformation of individual theatrical elements and searching for their new combinations, which act as an impulse for viewer´s imagination of their inner world, is the very issue the directorial duo is focusing on throughout their entire theatrical work and also as lecturers at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
More information about SKUTR can be found on their website: http://www.skutr.org/repertoar/cz
The workshop will be held in English. It is open not only to performers of all kinds (actors, dancers, singers), but also to directors and scenographers and other theatre artists.
Please apply before May 19th 2019 by sending a short CV (200-300 words) and a short motivation statement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicants will be informed no later then May 22nd.
Directorial duo SKUTR is formed by Martin Kukučka (1979) and Lukáš Trpišovský (1979), who met during their studies at DAMU in Prague. SKUTR has presented their plays at many prestigious festivals in Europe and Asia.
The duo dedicate themselves to authorial work and direction for leading Czech and Central European theatres such as the National Theatre in Prague, Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, Hellerau Dresden, theatres Divadlo Archa, Divadlo Na zábradlí, Klicperovo divadlo, Astorka Korzo 90 and other.
They direct drama, opera, dance performance, new circus performance, music theatre or site-specific projects. Within their projects they collaborated for example with Heiner Goebbels, Jakub Hrůša, Tomáš Netopil, Otto and Jiří Bubeníček and others.
For their work they were awarded many awards. The most prestigious awards are Cena Divadelných novin 2015 for the best dance performance of the year (Walls & Handbags), Grenouille Award 2017 for the play Pěna dní (The Foam of the Days), Grand Prix Ballet 2014 for the ballet Čarodějův učeň (The Sorcerer´s Apprentice). Their play Plačky (The Weepers) was performed 22 times at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was nominated for the Total Theatre Award.
In the period from 2004 to 2018 they lectured on direction, theory of drama and acting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Since 2017 they are members of art management of the theatre Divadlo v Dlouhé (Theatre in Dlouha Street) in Prague.