Six week course
Friday, 11th October 2019
The Monkey House
Every Friday, 11th October - 15th November, 18:00 - 21:00
The Demidov Technique puts actors in touch with their own creative individuality by teaching them to recognize and follow their artistic instincts. Improvisational text etudes, at the heart of the technique, stimulate spontaneity and emotional richness in actors, instigating the free flow of subconscious creativity. The Demidov technique is aimed at developing independent actor-creators, capable of generating their own work, and serving as an equal collaborator to the director. The workshop will introduce the participants to the basic principles of the Demidov technique, and to some of its chief cultures, such as freedom, emptiness and creative calm.
Andrei Biziorek is a director and acting teacher. He has spent 20 years working between Poland, the UK, the US and Australia. In Poland he worked with companies including Gardzienice, Song of the Goat Theatre and was a member of Theatre ZAR, based at the Grotowski Institute in Wroclaw. He has taught acting and directed at numerous drama schools in the UK and abroad – the last eight years primarily at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. For the past five years he has been working intensively with the Demidov Organic Acting Technique in collaboration with colleague Andrei Malaev-Babel, head of acting at FSU/Asolo Actor Conservatory in Florida, US. As a result of this collaboration Andrei founded the London Demidov Studio in 2017. He was artistic director of Waving Not Drowning until 2013 and is currently director of The Tribe Theatre Collective, based in London.
Friday, October 11th 2019
Bookings close: October 9th 2019
The Monkey House is located within easy walking distance of numerous tube stations, accessed by the Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines:
• Finsbury Park (Piccadilly & Victoria Line) 9 minute walk
• Archway tube (Northern Line) 21 minute walk
• Arsenal tube (Piccadilly Line) 16 minute walk
• Holloway Road tube (Piccadilly Line) 13 minute walk
• Upper Holloway (Overground) 21 minute walk
• Drayton Park (Overground) 17 minute walk
The venue is also accessible via a number of local bus routes including the numbers 4, 17, 29, 43, 91, 253, 254, 259, 263 & 271.