Melodram- the art of charm, grace and panache
The term melodram refers to a dramatic work that exaggerates plot and characters in order to appeal to the emotions.
Melodrama teaches the rhythmic play of opposites, a clear rhythm and space awareness of the actor, sensitive and emotional exchange and contact with the audience through an immense pleasure.
The melodrama is since the 18th century the counterpart to the popular aristocratic tragedy. The hero´s of melodrama are not unlike in tragedy the nobles who are here more the bad guys. In contrast to the tragedy, the melodrama every now and then can have a happy end.
Melodrama is the theatre of the common people, it is the theatre for the audience in the cheap seats at the last gallery of the theatre.
We can hear angry shouts from the upper echelons, the crowd thunders vehemently against unjust actions from upper class characters to characters from the common people.
The melodramatic actor plays with charm, grace and panache.
It is not the interpretation of the character that makes the actor great; ease, pleasure and playfulness make the difference.
The actor has fun with noisy walking, with slamming doors, or leaving the stage shouting. He never causes real revolt.
He amuses himself that much and his enthusiasm and playfulness is that big, that it overshadows the noise of the slamming doors…
Existential problems such as death, separation, hunger, fear and love are classic themes of melodrama.
The lesson starts every day with a movement training of 1,5 hours. It varies between acrobatics (everybody, no matter which age or size, can do it, because Nicole works with the personal needs and limits of every body) energetic dance, stretching – and relaxation exercises, group work, Shiatsu and Feldekrais.
Please bring comfortable clothing
Nicole teaches in english, but can translate into German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Fee: 420.- Euro
we do give student discount also for single workshops – contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
25% discount also for non students if taking all workshops