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  • Monday Lectures October 2020

    On October 12th and 19th 5 to 7 PM CET, all Alexandria Nova students are invited to two lectures about the methods of Devised Theatre by Egill Pallson, artistic Director of the Arctic Theatre inTromsö. The lecture consist of lectures and shorter tasks for smaller groups, where theory and praxis will mix. We will go through the vocabulary and tools for working with devised formats, tools and work methods. The dramaturgy of attractions and montage are used as the fundament to understand how to work with more performative methods.

    On October 26th there will be a student initiative lecture. We will inform you shortly.


    Monday Lectures take place each Monday from 5-7pm CET from September till December 2020. Once a month students can propose the content of one session to be held by themselves.

    The lectures are not public and only available to students of the participating schools. To participate in the session, a separate e-mail with a registration link is sent to the Alexandria Nova family. It is possible to attend the lectures as a guest. Please write an email to the Alexandria Nova Projectmanager Suzanne Muller-Jaeschke s.muller@hfs-berlin.de to register and receive an entrance link.

    Egill Pallson, artistic Director of the Arctic Theatre inTromsö
  • Coming up Monday Lectures

    At September 21st Saana Lavaste, director and teacher from the Uniarts Helsinki, in her lecture/discussion ‘The Art of Leadership’ will discuss following questions:

    What does it mean “to have a vision”? Does a director always need to have one? What does leadership mean as an artistic tool? How can we train and develop this tool? Should we separate “the artist” and “the leader” in us? Is leading one´s own work the most difficult part of leadership?

    Saana Lavaste from Uniarts Helsinki

    At September 28th you have the choice between two lectures:

    Egill Palsson, director, teacher and artistic director of the Artic Theater in Tromsø, Norway, will go through the vocabulary and tools in the Action Analyses by Maria Knebel.
    Also on September 28th Rodolfo García Vázquez, director and teacher at the SP Escola de Teatro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, will talk about ‘Digital theatre’.
    He will discuss concepts of cyborg theatre, telecopresencen, digital theatre and aesthetics. 

    Please contact Suzanne Muller-Jaeschke s.muller@hfs-berlin.de to get more information and register for the lectures.

  • Start of Monday Lectures

    Dear Alexandria Nova family,

    we’re really happy to announce that our Monday Lectures will start on September 7th 2020 with a “Live feed of a ritual with pedagogical commentary from Finnish forest” as the leader of the Workshop, Eero-Tapio Vuori aka Eki from TEAK in Helsinki calls it.

    One week later on September 14th 2020, Una Þorleifsdóttir who is Associate Professor at LHI in Reykjavik, will discuss and propose questions on “Directing as a collaborative act” with as different collaborators as playwrigths and actors. She will talk about creating spaces of listening and intuition and about how to follow your own artistic vison while at the same time making room for the artistic vision of others.  

    The Monday Lectures

    Alexandria Nova Monday Lectures are a virtual meeting and studying offer for the students and teachers from the 7 schools in the network and guests. In the program there will be lectures about methods and perspectives on directing (the topics that are presented in the upcoming book about directing), creative debates, discussions about texts, a laboratory for digital theatre, student driven contents and visiting experts from outside.

    Monday Lectures take place each Monday from 5-7pm CEST from September till December 2020. Once a month students can propose the content of one session to be held by themselves.

    The lectures are not public and only available to students of the participating schools. To participate in the session, a separate e-mail with a registration link is sent to the Alexandria Nova family. It is possible to attend the lectures as a guest. Please write an email to the Alexandria Nova Projectmanager Suzanne Muller-Jaeschke s.muller@hfs-berlin.de to register and receive an entrance link.