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Film Making and Theatre: Workshop with Chiara Crupi

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A 3-days workshop with the aim of producing video documentation for theatre led by Chiara Crupi (Odin Teatret Film)

Filmmaking for theatre is a middle ground, a space of intersection, a world suspended between different languages, aims and rules, between art and documentation, technological and artistic work. That’s the “land” we will investigate in three days of practical work and reflexions. The workshop is for artists, film makers and theatre practitioners interested in the techniques of producing videos of their performances and in developing their experience by confronting the particular situation of filming a theatre/live performance.

Each day is dedicated to a specific topic, with examples and presentation of the work, practical exercises, conclusions and discussion with participants.

DAY 1: SHOOTING. Training. Camera as an “actor” and camera as a “spectator”. Visual anthropology and theatre.
DAY 2: EDITING. Motivated cutting. Types of cutting. A “montage of attractions”. Cutting on action. Cut and “sats”.
DAY 3: LIVE. Catching the flow. What is alive?

The workshop includes: a brief introductory phase using examples from films of performances by Odin Teatret founded by the stalwart theatre director Eugenio Barba and others; filming examples and training with camera; short experiments of editing and montage using archival material and/or documentation produced during the workshop.

The participants should have basic knowledge of video recording and editing techniques.

Participants are requested to get their own camera and laptop. Editing Software to be used is Premiere Pro CC 2017/2018.

Chiara Crupi is a filmmaker, editor and video designer with a degree in Modern Literature, a master in Film and Audio-Visual Business Management Editing and Dubbing, and PhD in Digital Technologies for Performance Research. Her main current activity is related to film documentation for theatre. Chiara Crupi has worked for different companies directing live multimedia events, creating multimedia projects, documentaries, short films, promotional videos, theatre performances and workshops. In 1991 to 2007 she founded “Cantierarte-spettacolo-formazione-ricerca”, a Cultural Association in Rome, producing events and performances, and organising workshops. From 2001 to 2005, she worked in the audio-visual archives of Centro Teatro Ateneo, La Sapienza Rome University. Since 2011 she works at Odin Teatret Film, collaborating with Odin Teatret Archives (amongst other editing of the film The Conquest of Difference, by Erik Exe Christoffersen; editing of the film My Stage Children, by Claudio Coloberti; directing a documentary on Transit VII, Women’s International Theatre Festival directed by Julia Varley; making a film-interview with Iben Nagel Rassmussen for Routledge Theatre & Performance Studies website and the University of British Columbia; directing a film on Odin Teatret’s ensemble performance The Chronic Life). In 2013 she led a seminar with a group of students of Roma Tre University, creating a documentary entitled “Documenting theatre. Odin at Roma Tre”.

Qissa Kothi was formed in 2016 when some artists/researchers based in Mumbai were grappling with a name for their collective explorations. Several names were discussed before one decided upon Qissa Kothi, a name that embodies the tradition of performance in the outside of accepted social life – the Kotha culture and the many said/unsaid qissa that it holds. Qissa Kothi aims at collective explorations of the personal beings of the artists who are housed in this group. These explorations are of course reflective of the society at large. Her Letters, funded by the Tagore Centre in Berlin was its first production. It has recently received the Inlaks- Asia Art Archive Grant for its next project on the performance archive in colonial India. ‘Bundelkhand ki virgin machhliyan’ was our latest production.


March 14
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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