Biomechanics under the Tuscan sun!
Oana Leahu and Valentina Pakou in a scene I directed from "Romeo and Juliet".
So I promised to share more about the amazing opportunity I had to study directing in Italy. I was one of four directors who were invited (along with five actors and two dancers) to spend 10 hour days in intense physical and psychological training of Sergei Ostrenko's method; training for directors and actors based on Vsevolod Meyerhold's famous Biomechanics technique.
The tremendously talented group that I really hope I have the opportunity to work with again!
The workshop was phenomenal, but the best part was the truly talented group of people Mr. Ostrenko assembled together. Directors Marcus Roche (UK), Oana Leahu (Romania) and Selvananthan (Selva) Ganesan (Singapore); Actors Audrey Jenkinson (UK), Valentina Pakou (Greece-UK), Lauren Karl (USA-UK), Pablo Lechuga (Spain), Serena Brabazon (Ireland) and dancers Heidi Seppälä (Finland-UK) and Silvia Donadu (Italy).
The Jeff Directs Blog
A place for News, Reviews and an inside look at the theatrical process.