Berlin, Germany

Dramatic Interpretation of Music and Theatre – Methods and Application Training

when 20 September 2022 - 28 September 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 550

Immersing into the world of opera through action methods: basic knowledge about acting processes comes from individual experience and leads to the development of methodological competence and one’s own concepts.

The Dramatic Interpretation of music and theatre is a didactic approach to musical works used both in school music lessons and in the mediation work of opera houses and concert halls. The five-phase model structures the process and gradual learning about the levels of meaning in the work and the individual interpretation.

In the first part of the workshop (Day 1–4), the participants will gain fundamental knowledge and actively engage with the opera L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti (Staatsoper Unter den Linden). We will attend a rehearsal and (or) performance and practice the action-oriented methods of the Dramatic Interpretation. Afterwards, we will discuss the five phases of Dramatic Interpretation with regard to other music pieces (e.g., songs, programme music, absolute music, operetta, musical) and try out the constitutive elements such as plot, character, relationship, feeling in the context of other genres and absolute music.

In the second part (Day 5–7), the participants will develop their own concepts in small groups. They will apply a range of methods to a musical work of their choice and perform it with the whole group in a simulated play. Through mutual reflection and feedback from the group and the lecturers, the participants will expand their competencies in moderation, animation, and process design. During this phase, we will focus on the aspects of acting management, discuss them from an individual and systematic point of view. At the end of the workshop, the participants will get a certificate in play direction in the Dramatic Interpretation of music and theatre.

Course leader

Rainer O. Brinkmann

Fee info

EUR 550: Min. number of participants: 12
Max. number of participants: 20