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  • Friday 5 November
    7.30pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe

    Changes in imagination can be seen reflected in art. We will look at slides of works from Egyptian and Greek times; then on through medieval art to Giotto and the artists of the early 1400s in Italy. In central Europe in the paintings of Bosch, Grünewald and others a different kind of imagination meets us. Through looking at the art we can begin to understand how different the imagination was before we began to look at the world in a radically different way after 1400.

    David is a researcher into the spiritual impulses in cultural evolution who has lectured in different parts of the UK as well as many different countries.

    For further information: freerlife@gmx.com

  • Sunday 28 November
    11am - 6pm

    with Sarah Kane and Anna Barkan

    Starting in October 2021, and concluding in July 2022, this is a part-time artistic exploration of Michael Chekhov’s approach to acting and theatre for actors/performers over nine individual days. It takes place monthly on Sundays, 11 am - 6 pm. The nine sessions introduce participants to the strongly creative and imaginative  techniques developed by Russian actor Michael Chekhov in the last century, their purpose
    to inspire and empower actors for their work. They have been growing in popularity in the UK since the 1990s. Themes addressed include atmospheres, psychological gesture and creating character.

    It is possible to participate in one workshop to get to know the approach. To acquire an overview, it is recommended to join the whole sequence of Sundays.
    Workshop fees:
    1 workshop £45
    3 workshops £120
    9 workshops £270

    Concessions are available, please apply!

    Sarah Kane has been exploring and applying Chekhov’s approach to theatre and acting since the start of her professional career. She is the co-founder of the Michael Chekhov Centre UK, now Michael Chekhov UK, and of MICHA USA.

    Anna Barkan is a professional actor and director from Russia who has been researching and practising Chekhov’s technique for some time.

    For further information please visit www.performingartsintl.org

    To book a place please contact info@performingartsintl.org

  • Friday 3 December
    7.30pm - 8.45pm

    with David Lowe

    Raphael’s father was a significant figure in the court of Urbino. After his death Raphael travelled through Central Italy and met many of the leading artists of the time including Leonardo and Michelangelo. His travels are contemporary with the appearance in Florence of a figure whom Dr Steiner compares to John the Baptist. We will be considering in which way Raphael’s soul reacted to this. We will be looking at slides of his work including the Betrothal, The Entombment, and several of Raphael’s early Madonnas.

    David is a researcher into the spiritual impulses in cultural evolution who has lectured in different parts of the UK as well as many different countries.

    For further information: freerlife@gmx.com