Theatre Works Masterclass Series Presents
Theatre and Performance Making with Dr Ralf Rauker
20 - 22 April
10 am - 4 pm
Before formulating and trying out strategies of creating original theatre and performance material, this workshop will look at the shift from Theatre to Performance that has occurred throughout the 20th century. A series of lectures and tutorials will discuss and practically explore the work of some groundbreaking theatre and performance makers and challenge the participants to formulate their own strategies of creating original theatre and performance material. It is not about copying the avant-garde of the past, but expanding ones own boundaries of perception and practice. The group of participants can be divers. A mix of actors, directors, dramaturges, writers, designers and others is welcome. However, this mix is not a prerequisite. A group of acting students would benefit from this workshop, as well as a class of directing students.
3-day intensive workshop
A minimum number 10 places for the class to proceed
Biography: Dr Ralf Rauker - performance maker, lecturer and acting teacher
Ralf Rauker studied acting (1981-’86) and received a two years MA scholarship in Performing Arts (1988 – ’90) at the University of Arts Berlin. He worked at the Mime Center Berlin from 1991 –‘96 on a long-term research project on Biomechanics and was a lecturer at the Moving Academy for Performing Arts from 1993 – 2000. In 1995 he started his career as a theatre maker and director and has directed and devised 20 theatre and performance projects since then.
In 2003 he moved to Perth in Western Australia to work as a fulltime lecturer, first in “Theatre Arts” at WAAPA and later in “Contemporary Performance” at Edith Cowan University. In 2005 he enrolled in a PhD in Performing Arts at WAAPA and successfully graduated in 2011. His PhD research subject was Bertolt Brecht first full length play “Baal” and the related opera fragment “Journeys of the God of Happiness. He worked as a Senior Guest Lecturer in Drama at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia 2015 – ’17. In 2018 Ralf Rauker will be available to teach workshops in Australia and abroad.