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The Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung and Biomechanics Berlin invite you to:

An Artistic Way Of Thinking With The Body

"In the theater, the words are only ornaments in the fabric of the movements"

"Form is the medium that reveals the emotions"

Biomechanics is a physical-theatrical training and performance system developed by Russian actor, director, theater director and theorist Vsevolod E. Meyerhold during the politically, socially, technologically and artistically turbulent times of the early 20th century. In this socio-political environment, a new generation of artists emerged who broke with established norms and rules. Meyerhold searched for the "new actor," for the magic of a non-naturalistic theater, drawing on methodologies of commedia dell'arte and Japanese kabuki, among others. After the suppression of Biomechanics under Stalin and its worldwide resurgence from the late 1980s, Biomechanics is now taught throughout Europe by Belgian actor and Biomechanics expert Tony De Maeyer.

The search for physical extremes: eccentricity and grotesqueness - as well as awareness of form, spatial coordination, body control, rhythm and musicality - are important features of Biomechanical Play Culture. Attention is focused on the perception and poetic expression of the body in motion. Biomechanics lends an extremely wide range of expressive possibilities, from an expressive-artistic style to a reduced naturalism, to slapstick and clown play. "The basic rule of Biomechanics is very simple: at every moment the whole body is involved." (V. Meyerhold)

With Biomechanics, participants will learn a method for telling stories in an unusual and fascinatingly physical way: a new approach to theatrical work that helps create surprising scenic expression.

The workshop is aimed at performers, directors, theater educators, performing arts teachers, project leaders, and anyone looking for new aesthetic impulses for their artistic work.

No previous experience necessary.
Please bring comfortable training clothes and sneakers.


25. - 27. November 2022

starts 4 pm

workshop fee: 136 EUR (wihtout accomodation, meals etc)
Max. Number of participants: 20
Course languages: English, German


We are looking forward to your interest and your registration until 10.11.2022,

in case of questions you can reach us by e-mail:

marc-oliver.krame@bundesakademie.de

Max. Number of participants: 20

Course languages: English, German



For any other questions around Biomechanics Berlin:


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what happens as well...

Biomechanics Berlin on the road

  • January 2022:         Ludwigsburg, Akademie für darstellende Künste (AdK),  (Academy of Performing Arts)
  • March 2022:           Berlin, Hochschule für Schauspielkunst „Ernst Busch“ (Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts)
  • April 2022:              Wolfenbüttel, Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung
  • April 2022:              Berlin, Mime Centrum/Plateform Lyon (F)
  • May 2022:               Antofagasta Chile (CHL) - Physical theatre for Youth / Erasmus+
  • June 2022:               Mallorca (E) - ESADIB -  High School of Dramatic Art of the Balearic Islands
  • September 2022:   Berlin, Mime Centrum/Plateform Lyon (F)
  • November 2022:    Wolfenbüttel, Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung

Workshops by Tony De Maeyer

Choreography by Tony De Maeyer

  • August 2022: Little Blach Fish Collective: Antigone (Thomas Köck) : Director: Mehdi Moinzadeh/Katia Lehmann/Leonard Beck - Chorus Choreography: Tony De Maeyer
  • March - May 2021: Theater Bonn - "Darüber, wie ein Mensch zerbröselt" (Danill Charms) - Director: Luise Voigt - Choreography: Tony De Maeyer

  • May 2021: Theater Aachen - 'Tango' (Slawomir Mrozek) - Director: Christian von Treskow - Training: Tony De Maeyer

what happened so far...

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Biomechanics Berlin Classes - Online Modules

  • December 2020 -  Etude "The Throwing Of The Stone"

  • January 2021 - Biomechanics Basic One - The 7 principles
  • February 2021 - Play With Objects
  • March 2021 - Biomechanics Basic One - The 7 principles
  • April 2021 - Biomechanics Basic One - The 7 principles
  • May 2021 - Biomechanics Basic One - The 7 principles
  • June 2021 - Biomechanics Basic One - The 7 principles
  • September 2021 - Play With Objects
  • October  2021 - Building A Character
  • December 2021 - Intense Workshop Weekend
  • January 2022 - Intense Workshop Weekend
  • February 2022 - Composing the body - online workshop
  • April 2022 - Constructing an Action

Biomechanics Berlin - Classes and Workshops

  • 2016-2018 regular Biomechanics Berlin Classes at Tatwerk, Berlin
  • 2018-2020 regular Biomechanics Berlin Classes at Mimecentrum, Berlin International Theatre Institute Germany

  • 2020           regular Biomechanics Berlin Classes at Dance Studio La Caminada, Berlin
  • 2021           Workshop at Hochschule für Schauspielkunst, Ernst Busch, Berlin
  • 2020           Workshop at 'Ex-Teater' in Ljubljana (SLO)
  • 2020/21     Workshops at the 'University of Arts' (UdK) in Berlin (D)
  • 2020/         Workshop at 'Plateforme Lyon' (F) (online)

  • 2019           Workhop at the 'High-school for Music and Performing Arts' (HMDK) in Stuttgart (D)
  • 2019           Workshop at the 'University of Osnabrück' in Lingen a.d. Ems (D)
  • 2019-22      Workshop at the 'Academy of performing Arts' (AdK) in Ludwigsburg (D)

Biomechanics Berlin Choreographie/Scenestudies/Talks

  • 2022: 'Scene Study' at the 'Academy of Performing Arts' in Ludwigsburg (D)
  • 2020 - 'KING LEAR' (W. Shakespeare) at Theatre Bonn - Directed by Luise Voigt - Choreography by Tony De Maeyer

  • 2020 - Online Lecture with Tony De Maeyer about Meyerhold's Biomechanics at his year's New International Performing Arts Institute (NIPAI) online conference.

  • 2020 -'Scene Study' at the 'Academy of Performing Arts' in Ludwigsburg (D)

  • 2019 - 'ANIMAL FARM' (G. Orwell) at Theatre Heidelberg - Directed by Luise Voigt - Chroreography by Tony De Maeyer
  • 2019 - 'KREDENZ' - Contemporary Dance Performance - Choreography: Beatrix Simkó - Hamburg/Budapest (H)