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2018 Winter Institute

2018 Winter Institute at Shanghai Theatre Academy
January 4th through 13th
Hosted by Shanghai Theatre Academy and
Co-sponsored by Brown, Columbia, NYU & Yale Universities

Scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world will be gathering in Shanghai for the seventh time to share their experiences and expertise, to explore the physical, theoretical, and theatrical geographies of contemporary performance, and to contribute to the ongoing transformation of this city and other, similar places in the world.

Topics of lectures, seminars, and workshops will cover:
• Creating theatre in various forms
• Writing, performing and directing skills
• Stage art
• Intercultural performance

Faculty will include:
Brown University
 Matthew Guttmann (with Chiayi Seetoo from STA)- workshop: Participant Observation and Documentary Drama-making

Columbia University
 James Calleri - workshop: Scene Study
 Susan Cameron – workshop: Accent Reduction

New York University
 Shanga Parker - workshop: Movement Training for Actors - Finding freedom in form and form in freedom
 Louis Scheeder -lecture: Actor Training, focusing on script-based basic skills vs avant-garde “post dramatic” experiments; workshop: Acting O’neil

Yale University
 Shawn Boyle - workshop: Projection Master Class
 Anna Glover – workshop: Theatrical Safety Risk Management

Shanghai Theatre Academy and Special Guests
GONG Baorong (STA) – lecture: Theatrical Adaptation and Creation in the Context of Integration of Chinese and Western Cultures
GUO Yu (STA) –lecture: Intercultural Theatre
LIU Qing (STA) – lecture: Huaji Xi (Funny Theatre): The Indigenous Genre of Shanghai
SHEN Liang (STA) – lecture: Theatre and Community
YI Tianfu (STA) – lecture: Chinese Stage Design in the Context of Contemporary Arts
SUN Shaoyi (STA) – lecture: Imagining the "Foreign" in Contemporary Chinese Cinema
XU Jiali, etc. (STA) – workshop: Intro to Beijing Opera Acting
ZHU Guohua (ECNU) – lecture: Two Kinds of Aesthetic Modernity: Two Case Studies on the Literary Events Involving Yu Dafuand Oscar Wilde
YAN Qinggu (Shanghai Peking Opera Company) – lecture: A Clown’s Interpretation: Finding Beauty from the“Ugliness”
TAN Dun (Oscar winning composer) – Music of/with/by Water

Besides the lectures and workshops, STA will offer performance events including:
 A visit to rural town Zhujiajiao, where we will see performance art Water Heaven created by the world-renowned composer/conductor/director Tan Dun, including a talk by/with him.
 Chinese theatre/opera performances.

Scheduling will be flexible so as to provide opportunities for international and Chinese professors and students to share their experiences informally and explore possibilities for future joint projects and collaboration.

The enrolment capacity is up to total of 60 students, international and Chinese. Tuition fees for students from the five sponsoring universities will be waived. Students from other universities can participate for a nominal tuition fee of US $2,000 and outstanding students may apply for tuition scholarship from STA. Hotel stays (within walking distance) can be arranged for students by STA staff at a cost of approximately $35 per person per day in a double room. Meal subsidy will be provided for enrolled students.

Deadline of application: December 22, 2017
Means of application: through email, on confirmation of receipt
Please refer to the application form attached

International Cooperation Office, Shanghai Theatre Academy
Tel: 86-21-6248 6050
Email: sta_international@163.com

Student Application:
Email: stainstitute@hotmail.com

WI Application Form 2018