tHE ART OF Teaching

 

«A script is an invitation to let life in». This is a mantra that Greta preaches and teaches. And this is something that I have brought with me since I had the pleasure of working with her for the first time. Greta’s great insights into human nature, her methodologies and her approach to the working relationship between actors and directors brings truth to the art we all love. Working with her, I’ve felt myself growing tremendously both professionally and personally – if it even makes sense to distinguish the two.»

 

– Janus Metz, Director (Armadillo, Borg vs. McEnroe, True Detective, Heartbound, ZeroZeroZero)

 

At the core of my education work are my international workshops and masterclasses I created since 2008, which offer an insight into my working processes, and from which new stage as well as film-work is developed.

 

Specific exercises, also used by my artists´ company Superbohemians in the rehearsal room, have become the cornerstone of my unique method, and are reflected in my practice-oriented scene work. This series of exercises focuses on developing new and refining already existing acting techniques world-spanning from east to west, which are optimizing the actors’ artistic abilities beyond classical techniques and terms.

 

Lecture demonstrations, symposions and numerous workshops have been taking place in 5 european countries with actors and directors from different backgrounds in theatre and film. The classes focus mainly on teaching high-quality craftsmanship and artistic skills for professional film- and stage actors and directors, to enable them to master the challenges the artist nowadays faces - with a degree of ease.

 

In a cooperation with the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin, I have since 2008 been developing and teaching special workshops for children and young people from various schools in Berlin - with exercises designed to nurture courage, self-consciousness, media competence and confidence by experiencing initial appearences on stage and in a safe laboratory environment. Always with a strong focus on the aspect of powerful self-creation in our life.

 

The formation of the Superbohemians results directly from my longstanding research on new approaches to scenework by merging of old and new, eastern (russian) and western techniques combined with my divised techniques for stage and screen.

 

Based on my wish to spread a new and easy-to-adapt language for the professional artist, in order to share the process of finding beauty together and create outstanding, memorable performances. Here are two examples of scenework, the latter filmed by director Ingvild Søderlind during my masterclass "Working with actors" at the National Danish Film School in Copenhagen.

 

(Actors: Katrine Bach, Erik Viinberg, Sune Kofoed).