Koenig Returns from Shakespeare Intensive

January 29, 2013

Hardy Koenig, Assistant Professor with North Dakota State University Theatre Arts, recently returned from a month-long intensive hosted by Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts.

“The training at Shakespeare & Co. was intense to say the least,” said Koening. “The classes lasted all day and consisted of acting, voice, movement, clown, stage combat, dance and many other things like sound and movement, classes on Shakespeare's world, staging, sonnets and text work.”

Actors, directors, writers, and teachers from all over the world work with the Company’s faculty to train not only their voices and bodies with a daily regimen of demanding classes, but also to delve deeply into their own imaginations, intellects, and emotional beliefs. Participants study text analysis, voice, movement, Elizabethan dance, Alexander Technique, stage fight, exploration of the actor/audience relationship, and more. Koenig will be incorporating this knowledge into the Theatre NDSU production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost in their 2013-14 season.

Founded in 1978, Shakespeare & Company performs Shakespeare's plays, generating opportunities for collaboration between actors, directors and designers in addition to providing classical training and performance methods. More information can be found online at www.shakespeare.org.

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