The S Word:
Stanislavsky's Last Words...

11th – 13th November 2022
An international symposium presented by DAMU
and The Stanislavsky Research Centre.

S Word: Stanislavsky Last Words schedule

Friday 11th November

15.00 onwards Registration Opens Foyer
17.00 – 17.45 Book Launch for The Routledge Companion to Vsevolod Meyerhold: Jonathan Pitches and Stefan Aquilina. KAFE DAMU
18.30 Opening (PF/JH) DISK Theatre
19.00 – 20.30 1st Keynote Address:
Prof. Maria Shevtsova
DISK Theatre
20.30 – 21.30 Reception DISK Foyer

Saturday 12th November

Location Haller Hall Room 222
09.00 Papers Session 1
09.00 – 10.30

Evi Stamatiou:
The working-from-home screen actor prepares.
Jon Weinbren:
Uncanny Resonances: Stanislavsky, Active Analysis and AI-Assisted Image Creation | Synthesising the Obraz (character, image, representation).
Inga Romantsova:
The use of intuition and subconsciousness in the actor's training and preparation for the role in Stanislavsky's final teaching.
Workshops Session 1
09.00 – 10.30

09.00 – Michael Holdsworth:
Given Circumstances workshop
09.45 – Matthieu Bellon:
Towards a practice of Scales for the actor
10.30 – 11.00 Break Break
11.00 – 12.30 Papers Session 2
11.00 – 12.30

Julian Jones:
Emotion/Language and The Meisner 'Repetition Exercise.
Ewa Danuta Godziszewska:
"I loved the theatre until you came along!"" Stella Adler's meeting with Stanislavsky.
Virginie Magnat:
The Stanislavsky-Grotowski Lineage
Workshops Session 2
11.00 – 12.30

11.00 – Deepak Verma:
The Yoga of Acting
11.45 – Conrad Alexandrowicz:
Tactics and Action Drives
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break  
13.30 2nd Keynote Address:
Prof. Sharon Carnicke
14.45 Papers Session 3
14.45 – 16.15

Rick Kemp:
The Secret of Action: Advancing actor training through a cognitive exploration of Stanislavsky's Active Analysis.
Michael Shipley:
Active Analysis in the Beginning Acting Classroom.
Melanie Beddie:
Activating the psycho-physical imagination in contemporary student bodies
Workshops Session 3
14.45 -16.15

14.45 – Joelle Re Arp Dunham:
Active Analysis for the Beginning Actor
15.30 – Stephen Atkins:
Crosspoints: An Integrative Acting System
16.15 Break  
16.30 Papers Session 4
16.30 – 18.00

Jakub Korcak:
The Poetry of Pedagogy by Maria Osipovna Knebel - Experience of Active Analysis in the pedagogical process.
Simone Shuba:
Affective Memory and Action.
Papers Session 5
16.30 – 18.00

Michaela Antoniou:
Echoes of the Master. Stanislavski and the Russian Acting and Directing Tradition in Twenty-first Century Greece.
Alexandra Rychtarčíková:
Act like the ancients, feel like the ancients.
Viktoria Volkova:
Stanislavsky, Toporkov and two great Olegs.
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner break  
19.00 – 20.30   Special Guest Workshop:
'Hear, Now, Today: Active Analysis for the Working Actor'

Prof. Bella Merlin

Sunday 13th November

Location Haller Hall Room 222
10.00 Papers Session 6
10.00 – 11.30

Lukáš Rieger:
Stanislavsky's Tradition in the Teaching of Acting at JAMU.
Martina Musilova:
"The Comedian's System" - Vladimír Gamza, an alumnus of the First Studio of MCHT in interwar Czechoslovakia in the 1920s
Zuzana Silova:
Radovan Lukavský and the legacy of K. S. Stanislavsky.
Papers Session 7
10.00 – 11.30

Diego Moschcovich:
Is everything lost? — Stanislavski's last class at the Opera-Dramatic Studio.
Marie-Christine Autant-Mathieu:
The ambiguities of Stanislavsky's last rehearsals (1934-1938).
Tomasz Kubikowski:
Stanislavsky's failed Bildungsroman
11.30 – 12.00 Break  
12.00 Papers Session 8
12.00 – 13.30

Oleksandr Klekovkin:
Ukrainian Theatre Schools and Stanislavsky: History of perception and entry of Stanislavsky's Method into theatrical practice and pedagogy of Ukraine.
Mykola Shkaraban:
Konstantin Stanislavsky and Les Kurbas: Recurring and contradictory principles of methods.
Bohdan Kozak:
Oleksandr Zagarov's Theatrical Directorship as a factor in the dissemination of Stanislavsky's System in the Theatre Culture of Western Ukraine (1921-1925)
13.30 – 14.00 Break  
14.00 Jean Benedetti Memorial Lecture:
Prof Rhonda Blair
Linguistic Bodies: Stanislavsky's Last Words and Cognitive Science.
15.30 latest Finish