Actress Liana Brener from Melbourne spent three weeks at the PEM Center in Hamburg, Germany. Here is her post about her experiences and impressions. Thank you Liana for sharing this with us! "My time in Hamburg last month saw me experience a level of actor training, incomparable to anything I had experienced before ...I knew before I went I would come back different, but I didn't yet know that it meant I would not only expand as an actor, but expand as a human being, and feel more like myself than ever before. I had no doubt the intense training [...]
PEM will be shared at one of the world’s leading performing arts academies: the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts WAAPA. Master Instructor Sarah Victoria and Australian PEM representative Rik Stowman will travel to Perth, Australia, this week to teach the first, second and third-year acting students PEM’s unique approach to the biological use of emotion. WAAPA’s alumni include Hugh Jackman, Heath Ledger and Tim Minchin. After having previously taught at the renowned National Institute for Dramatic Arts NIDA on Australia’s East Coast, we are excited to share our knowledge with actors in Perth!
We really enjoyed our online training workshop with Japanese actors last week! Twelve dedicated artists trained PEM for three days with PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria, translated by actress Yuho Yamashita. Thank you for your work and we plan on continuing the training with PEM workshops in Tokyo and Osaka in December!
PEM (The Perdekamp Emotional Method) is a groundbreaking biological and non-psychological method for easy access to expressing and processing emotions. We are pleased to announce PEM Australia will be running workshops across the country across 3 major cities in October through to December. **UPDATE ** Due to a significant number of requests, we are pleased to offer those in Perth an additional FOUNDATION workshop held over two evenings to introduce performers to PEM. This workshop will teach an easy and repeatable way to access physical triggers for biological emotions as a basis of then using them for subtle or intense [...]
Over the next three days, PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria teaches a PEM online workshop for a group of Japanese actors. The workshop was organized by actress Yuho Yamashita who will also act as a translator alongside Sarah Victoria. It is a particularly exciting experience to work with a culture so different from our Western society and share the biological knowledge about emotions with them - something we all have in common. More info about this course: http://www.you-perform.com/summer2017/ Workshops for Tokyo and Osaka are planned for the foreseeable future! Thank you, Yuho, for organizing this opportunity!
The peer reviews from the VASTA conference are out and our PEM workshop in Singapore this August received an open acknowledgement and enthusiastic remarks about our work. Many voice and drama experts from universities worldwide attended our workshop led by PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria and the creator of PEM voice Kristina Heuer. All participants reacted positively to the PEM techniques, as reflected in our review by Melissa Agnew PhD, MA, BEd, Dip Teaching, LSDA in Australia. We feel truly honoured by the deep appreciation that is shown for PEM! Naturally we would like to share some excerpts here: "Victoria [...]
Interesting and deep talk about theatre, poetry, society and artistic international work between Ion Caramitru, Romania's former minister of culture, director of the National Theatre, Bucharest, director of Uniter (Romania's actors union), and PEM creator and director Stephan Perdekamp. Location: Gala HOP - Gala Tânărului Actor
If you were to walk into Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School this week, you would have been challenged by these faces looming larger-than-life over you as you entered the main plaza. Jack William Parker - final year acting student at Toi Whakaari - presented an exhibition as part of Toi Whakaari's annual 'Festival of Work in Development' this week. MASKS THAT REVEAL - a study of male emotional expression/repression. Artwork by Jon Hunter. Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/huntercocreative/masksthatreveal