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Cheers Camp 2020

Workshop-Camp of Cheers for Fears in cooperation with Tanzhaus NRW

24. & October 25, 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 characterizes a stringent application? And how do I get rid of the back pain that writing has given me?

Based on the conviction that every performing arts actor – regardless of age or artistic or academic background – brings with them a knowledge, skills and talents waiting to be shared, the networking initiative Cheers for Fears 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 convey a certain aspect of their own artistic work and to pass on their own knowledge, and immediately afterwards, in the next workshops, 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 topicscould come from the following areas:

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

The deadline for registration was 05 October 2020.


(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.