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CheersCamp at Tanzhaus NRW (2020)

Workshop-Camp von Cheers for Fears in Kooperation mit dem Tanzhaus NRW

24. 24th & 25th October , 2020, each 11 a.m. to approx. 6 p.m. in Düsseldorf

How to dance Lindy Hop? What do I need to keep in mind when speaking chorally on stage? How do I get a noise-free sound recording? What strategies do I use to make myself invisible or especially visible in public? What are do’s and don’ts for more diversity? What characterises a stringent application? And how do I get rid of the back pain that writing has given me?

Based on the principle that every actor in the performing arts – regardless of age or artistic or academic background – brings with them knowledge, skills and talents that are waiting to be shared, we developed the workshop camp in which all participants are teachers and learners at the same time: In one-and-a-half hour workshops, each participant had the opportunity to teach a certain aspect of their own artistic work and to share their own knowledge, and immediately afterwards, in the next workshop, to get to know the specialist knowledge and superhero skills of the other participants.

The actors were free to simply participate or to give an additional one-and-a-half-hour workshop. There was a small payment for workshop givers. The day was designed so that you could attend the other workshops before or after your own workshop. The workshops should deal with a topic close to the heart of the actors – and be limited to a specific aspect of their skills.

Workshop topics could come from the following areas:

  • Body and movement, voice and choir
  • artistic strategies
  • Project concepts, funding, production management
  • Art Theory
  • Video, photography, light, sound etc.
  • Layout, design, text and image processing programms
  • Philosophy
  • Communication methods
  • Art in times of COVID-19


(c) Sebastian Wolf

An event by Cheers for Fears and Tanzhaus NRW. Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW and the Kunststiftung NRW.