ANNUAL DEMIDOV SUMMER COURSE AND INTENSIVES

 

Coming soon:

TWO DEMIDOV ONLINE INTENSIVES with ANDREI MALAEV-BABEL

DEMIDOV FOUNDATIONAL INTENSIVE I

 

MAY 31-JUNE 4, 2022

$500

 

 

DEMIDOV FOUNDATIONAL INTENSIVE II

 

JUNE 9- 13, 2022

$500

 

1pm to 4pm (New York)

10am to 1pm (Los Angeles)

6pm to 9pm (London)

 

During these intensives, participants will train in the Culture of Creative Freedom, at the root of Demidov Organic Acting Technique. Intensives will feature Demidov’s signature etudes (improvisational exercises with given text). Demidov etudes spontaneously evoke circumstances, character and relationships. They stimulate actors’ unpredictability and emotional richness, and instigate free flow of subconscious creativity.

 

Intensive participants will study techniques intrinsic to the Art of Living Onstage:

 

• intimate process of character inception

• the art of inexact (creative) repetition

• Demidov’s unique method of evoking circumstances in the space

• techniques of Creative Passivity (surrender) and Perception (truly seeing and hearing)

 

 

• training conducted in English

• for actors, directors and acting teachers

• intensive will be conducted online via Zoom

• Places are limited to 12 participants

• Taught by the Head of the Demidov Association, Professor Andrei Malaev-Babel

 ANNUAL DEMIDOV SUMMER COURSE AND INTENSIVES HISTORY

 

The Demidov Annual Summer Course is taught by the Head of Demidov Association and leading specialist in the Demidov Technique, Professor Andrei Malaev-Babel. It originated in 2017 outside of Moscow, in the scientific community of Puschino, as part of the International Demidov Summer School. In 2019, it moved to the Stanislavsky House-Museum in Moscow, where Professor Malaev-Babel was joined by his long-time collaborator Sarah Kane (UK), who, during the first session, introduced course participants to Rudolf Steiner’s Creative Speech. Professor Malaev-Babel's trusted assistant, Julia Volokitina, co-taught second session. Since 2020, the summer course has been taking place in virtual space. Participants in summer courses included actors, directors and teachers from the US, UK, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Greece, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.

 

Similar to Summer Course, Demidov Acting Intensives started offline at the Stanislavsky House-Museum in Moscow. Two inaugural intensives took place at the Stanislavsky House-Museum in Moscow in October and December of 2019. In the post-pandemic environment, intensives have been moved online. During the summer of 2020, Professor Malaev-Babel offered 6 such intensives ranging from 5 to 10 days for English and Russian-speaking participants, dedicated to Foundational and Intermediate phases of the Demidov School. Three online intensives have been taught by Professor Malaev-Babel during the summer of 2021. Participants in intensives included actors, directors and teachers from the US, UK, Greece, Brazil, Russia and Ukraine.