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The Little Black Fish Collective and Biomechanics Berlin invite you to:

The Chorus - Voices in Motion.

International practice workshop on speech and body practices for actors and performers (25. July - 31. July)

For the production "Antigone Decolonized" (working Title) based on the text "antigone - a requiem" by Thomas Köck of the Little Black Fish Collective, which will be premiered on August 25th at the Theater unterm Dach in Berlin, we are looking for actors and performers who are enthusiastic about speech and body practices for a pre-produced choir. The starting point for this chorus will be a joint workshop, in the course of which audio and video recordings will be generated, which will subsequently be incorporated into the production. In the course of the one-week workshop, the participants will work with the physical basics of Biomechanics as well as with the text "antigone - a requiem" in order to directly implement what they have learned in a jointly developed artistic practice. The focus will be on very concrete research questions, the results of which we want to carry into the production in August:

· How can choral speech be explored through speech principles of Meyerholds Biomechanics?

· How can the movement principles of the Biomechanics make us move the choir as a common organism, how can it lament, run, relax, etc. together?

The workshop will be led by internationally renowned Biomechanics expert Tony De Maeyer together with Sandra Bezler ( as an experienced choir leader in contemporary spoken theater productions. The workshop will take place from July 25th - July 31st in Berlin and is divided into 4 parts

1. Introduction to choral speaking with Sandra Bezler, trying out and experimenting as a speaking choir on the basis of the text

2. Introduction to the basic principles of Biomechanics (Tony De Maeyer) - and experimenting with movement as a group

3. Practical, artistic implementation of these techniques, developing a choreography of the choir based on what has been learned

4. Recordings in picture and sound of the choreography

Prerequisite for participation in the workshop is the availability of time on all workshop days, the joy of working with different body practices, the desire for performative experimentation in a group, as well as the willingness to participate in image and sound recordings, which will be made during the workshop, in order to then find their way into the theater production „Antigone. ein requiem".

For individual participants, there is also the possibility of further artistic collaboration and thus to be a member of the choir on stage.

We are looking forward to your interest and your registration until (22.07.2022),

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

Max. Number of participants: 20

Course languages: English, German

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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...


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)