Viewpoints & Improvisation
Friday 3/5 13:15 - 15:45
Nine different physical viewpoints make sure that at every moment in improvisation you know how to continue in space and in relation to the other performers.
Viewpoints are a set of names given to certain principles of movement through time and space, constituting a language for talking about what happens onstage. They are a philosophy translated into a technique for building ensembles, training performers and creating movement.
It is a practical, non-psychological body, voice and acting work training a performer's and creator's awareness of being in the moment and of reacting directly to the happenings through the intentional use of the nine viewpoints while working. So work on stage is easier and clearer.
And a lot of fun!
Ilka Metzner has been working with the Viewpoint improvisation technique for the last 16 years. She was taught Viewpoint by Anne Bogart during her acting education at the Salzburg Mozarteum, and after graduating continued at Anne’s Siti Company in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Ilka is teaching Viewpoint training, communications, acting, and presentation. She has worked with the Dirty Dancing Ensemble, the Theater am Potsdamer Platz, the Hochschule der Kunst Zürich, as well as various universities throughout Germany. Furthermore, she has been hired by different companies for communications and presentation training.
She has also been working in theatrical pedagogy, continued education for teachers, as well as teaching students. In 2013, Ilka established her own Viewpoint ensemble.