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Virtuosi Master Class Workshop

Virtuosi Acting Master Class

Dates: July 5th to July 16th, 2014 – Place: Convento de Cristo, Tomar Portugal – by invitation only.

” The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

Joseph Campbell

Following the successful launch of Virtuosi last year that celebrated the 10th anniversary of ITNY, we are continuing a tradition of excellence and passion in acting by embarking on Virtuosi 2014, The Greeks.

We originally christened this special workshop series Virtuosi because of the superior achievement of the actors we invited and in expectation of the high level of artistry we knew they would demonstrate. As the current title suggests, we will be tackling some of the most challenging and timeless pieces of the Western stage this time. And by raising the bar even higher, we will be challenging ourselves… as actors, as artists, as individuals. We are sure the second annual Virtuosi will not only meet, but also surpass, the expectations of the previous year.

In co-production with ACCCA, a celebrated company of contemporary dance and multidisciplinary work, founded by Clara Andermatt and based in Lisbon, we have solicited the generous support and partnership of The Convent of the Order of Christ in Tomar, Portugal. As one of Portugal’s most important historical and artistic monuments featured in the World Heritage list of UNESCO, the convent will set the stage for Virtuosi by providing us with the ideal setting for our work.

Needless to say, we are grateful for all the support we have received and highly motivated to make this an experience we will never forget.

The town of Tomar itself is located about one hour from Lisbon, easily reached by train or bus. It is one of Portugal’s historical jewels. In 2013, the Guardian newspaper named The Convent and the town of Tomar the most spectacular place to visit in Portugal, describing it as “a beautiful, mysterious and magical place.” Of course, true magic will only happen for us in the company of the IT New York community.

Following tradition, we will also be organizing a series of evening events, the Bacchanalia, where we encourage all the participants to unleash their creativity as actors, singers, musicians, story tellers, and performers… a true Dionysian celebration of talent.

How can you be part of this adventure?

It is a tradition of ITNY to allow observers in the workshops, and this case is no different. Although this time, observers will be there not only to watch, but to participate by creating the supporting roles for these extraordinarily challenging scenes.

If you are ready to participate as an observer, then you should contact us right away because there are just a few spaces available:

virtuosiworkshop@itnewyork.org

 

If you want to know more about the Convent of Cristo go to:

http://www.conventocristo.pt/pt/index.php

If you want to know more about Clara Andermatt and ACCCA go to:

http://www.clara-andermatt.com/index.php/pt/

If you want to know more about us go to:

IT New York: About us

Partners:

Virtuosi 2014 partners 

 

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