Masterclass in object theater with Ariel Doron
May 22, 23 and 24, 2023 - House of Cultures, Piazza Medaglie d'oro 4, Ravenna
10:00 am - 4:00 pm with lunch break
Intensive masterclass to delve into the world of objects, open to animators, actors, dancers, playwrights, visual and performing artists, professionals and amateurs
During the masterclass we will explore the onstage presence of the "ready-made" object, and how the object itself, from being a mere prop, can become a protagonist and allow us to imagine, think and feel as no body can. The "ready-made" object is an inseparable component of every art form and every aspect of society, and offers a playful context for exploring different themes, from the most personal to the political, in a poetic language whose rules we construct with the viewer. It allows us the freedom to create poignant stories and grandiose performances with minimalist and low-cost means, and is a great way to experiment with projects of all kinds. The masterclass takes the form of a highly practical, hands-on workshop, during which we will experiment with a wide variety of objects in both individual and group exercises to explore aspects and potentialities of the object in relation to us on stage. The exercises will address issues of animation, physical theater, composition, set design, directing, acting, dramaturgy and visual arts. From the exercises we will learn together how to develop a short, and participants will be invited to create a short workshop outcome. A first step for a new project, or to accompany the development of an existing work. Participants are asked to bring objects of the type and size they prefer, which we will then explore together. Objects related to projects already completed or in the process of being completed are also welcome, as is anything you feel would be interesting to analyze. In addition, participants are asked to bring an object that is close to their heart and with which they have an emotional relationship.
The masterclass, in English, is open to a maximum of 15 participants
Participation fee €150
participation fee €135 (10% discount) for Animateria course students (years 2019, 2020, 2021), UNIMA members and ATF members
The Festival Arrivano dal Mare! will provide participants with conventions for food and lodging in Ravenna
Registration is open until May 12, 2023.
Ariel Doron is an animator, director and performer. He usually uses few words and a lot of joy in his work, often in order to address burning social and political issues. Each project is made with the most appropriate figures and performance disciplines, with an attempt to increasingly expand the thematic medium that hosts them, and with the desire to invite viewers to hear listen, reflect, react. His performances, such as Boxes, Pinhas e Plastic Heroes, have been invited to festivals and reviews in more than 35 countries around the world, have won several awards for best animation, best show and audience awards, and are constantly touring. The shows he has directed for other theaters, such as. Besuchszeit Vorbei and Alarm in Streichelzoo, explore theater for early childhood and teen audiences as an active social experiment and were chosen from more than 100 German shows for the prestigious Berlin biennial of theater for the younger generation Augenblickmal, as well as for festivals and seasons. Currently residing in Germany, Ariel has collaborated with institutions such as Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, Theater Junge Generation in Dresden, Schauburg Theater in Munich, Staatsschauspiel in Dresden, FITZ! Figurentheater Zentrum in Stuttgart, Hanut 31 Gallery-Theater in Tel Aviv and others. Ariel conducts several workshops and master classes for theater institutions and universities, both online and in-person, and has been invited to lead courses at institutions such as the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, UQAM Universite de Quebec in Montreal, and the Central School of Speech & Drama in London. In addition to his theatrical work, Ariel also animates and gives voca to characters in dozens of television and film productions, such as Sesame Street Israel, where he animates the beloved "Elmo." Ariel holds a B.A. degree in Cine Studies (B.A.) from Tel Aviv University, studied figure theater at the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem and an Train Theatre Greenhouse Project, Puppetry School in Tel Aviv, and participated in numerous master classes at the Institute International de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mezieres.
For more information, you can visit www.arieldoron.com