Archetypal Performance Workshop
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Develop your own performance piece using Victoria Libertore's unique method of archetypal energy work.
In this six-week workshop, you will learn a foundation for creating an original
performance using tools of physical theatre, archetypal energy, intuition, character
exploration and imagery. Each participant creates original material and builds
on it from week to week. There will be group exercises as well as time for each
person to present work. All types of performers are welcome: solo, collaborations,
text-based and movement-based. The workshop will be a safe and warm environment
for you to express your creativity and walk away with performance-ready material.
All levels of experience are welcome. Whether you are a novice that is new to
making your own creative work or a pro that wants to refine your skills, you
will benefit from these tools and from watching each others' journeys as artists
in action. Please note that this workshop builds from week to week.
Caroline Myss states in Sacred Contracts that archetypes are "universal forms of cosmic intelligence that
are directly involved in the day-to-day organizing of or lives." We are always subconsciously reading each
other's archetypes as we navigate life. In this evening workshop, you will learn how to consciously choose
which archetypes you embody on stage. These archetypes can be used as a springboard for building a character
from scratch or as an extension of an already established character. Exercises using Grotowski's physical
theatre approach, Viewpoints and learning to tap into your intuition will be incorporated with archetypal
energy exploration to create a toolbox you walk away with that will assist you in creating original work
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QUOTES FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS:
"When I first began this workshop I was nervous because I had never done anything like it before and had no idea
what type of performance I wanted to create. I only knew that I felt drawn to do something creative and different.
Now that the workshop is over I am so grateful I took it. Wow! What an amazing and transformative experience!
Victoria created a safe, open space for us to explore our creative selves. She encouraged us to tap into our
intuition and guided us in accessing archetypal energies to create our characters. I learned so much from her
and from watching the other students engage in the process of creating their performances. The exercises in
class and the feedback helped me create a short performance and made me feel connected to my creativity in a
whole new way! If you feel even the slightest pull to performance, TAKE THIS WORKSHOP!!! You will not regret it."
"Victoria creates a safe and open space to work and by the end of the workshop I wrote and performed a short piece,
which I love and was so much fun. This workshop helped me to believe in my own unique voice and it made me realize how
much I want to perform my own material. Learning about the archetypes and working physically was immensely helpful.
Something really shifted in me and I walk through life now seeing all the creative possibilities."
Victoria Libertore aka Howling Vic has performed her original performance art at dozens of venues
throughout New York including BAX, Dixon Place, Galapagos, Joe's Pub and Joyce SoHo as well as in Boston, Philly, Provincetown,
Montreal and Toronto. Victoria has taught sold-out burlesque workshops at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dance New Amsterdam,
Grove Mama Ink and independently. Victoria has worked with Six Figures Theatre Company teaching workshops in the
Viewpoints technique, has taught improv, hula and worked for eight years teaching performance, showmanship
and how to interact with audiences at an international hands-on science museum. Victoria also coaches
one-on-one for solo performance.
Victoria has a BFA in Theatre from Otterbein College. Her studies also include Balinese mask with Per Brahe, Butoh with Tanya Calamoneri, clown with Kendall Cornell,
Grotowski with Raïna von Waldenburg, Viewpoints with Stephen Wangh and site-specific performance with Martha Bowers. She is a
2008-2010 Brooklyn Arts Exchange/BAX Theatre Artist in Residence where she is developing new performance work.
Victoria has developed her own original approach and method to performance which she calls Archetypal Energy Work. She
combines archetypal images with both chakra and imagry work to create a dynamic and powerful experience for both the performer and
audience. She teaches this approach to those who wish to create their own original performance work.
© 2013 Victoria Libertore