The Happenings of Anna Sycamore DeMers
Int'l Margolis Method Conference (Past Activity)
In January 2018, I presented a paper at the inaugural International Margolis Method Conference in Barcelona, Spain. This conference marked the 1st scholarly presentation of work by artist-scholars who practice and teach Margolis. It was a thrilling experience to share my research entitled, "“Embodying Margolis Method: Research in Cognitive Science and Actor Training.”
Hosted by MM Barcelona Director, Boris Daussà-Pastor at Fabra i Coats / Carrer Sant Adrià, 20 Fàbrica de Creació in Barcelona.
More info on Conference & Margolis Method in Barcelona here.
ATHE 2018: Theatre's of Revolution in Boston, MA (Upcoming) ATHE Session #410 on 8/1/18 from 4:30-6:00PM
Revolutionary Master Teachers: First-hand experiences with living master teachers: Kari Margolis (Margolis Method), Stephen Wangh (Inspired by Jerzy Grotowski), and Wendell Beavers (Developmental Technique™). Highlighting their revolutionary approach to psycho-physical actor training via somatic awareness. This panel includes myself, Liz Stanton and Jeremy Williams.
My part will focus on the revolutionary body of work in Margolis Method. Looking at the history of Kari Margolis and the development of Margolis Method in context with Etienne Decroux, Jerzy Grotowski, Laban/Bartenieff and other psychophysical acting practices. Highlighting the “revolutionary” nature of this work based on its focus of training actor-creators with the skills of the actor-playwright-director while providing an extensive body of exercises that allow the actor to have a daily practice to build the “skills” of an actor such as vulnerability, dramatic timing and causal relationships.
More info at ATHE.org