PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria worked with New Zealand actor Mattias Inwood on his role for the upcoming Netflix series Tidelands. Tidelands is the first original Netflix production for Australia and New Zealand and includes cast members such as Australian actress Charlotte Best as well as Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, best known for her appearance in The Fast and The Furious franchise and for being Chris Hemsworth‘s wife. @MattiasInwwod on Twitter: Absolutely loving working with @SarahVictoriaMI On @pemacting these last few months, for #Tidelands which is the first @NetflixANZ show! Its an awesome project that I'm in fyi, watch it! (when it [...]
Makiko from Tokyo, Japan, was at the PEM Studios Melbourne for 10 days for in-depth PEM training and talks about further developments for PEM in Japan. She says about her time in Melbourne: 'My experience of training with Stephan Perdekamp and Sarah Victoria at the PEM Studios Melbourne was a real treasure and breakthrough in my life.'
NZ PEM Representative Jon Hunter presented a bursting-at-the-seams workshop today at the Drama NZ conference in Auckland. The workshop - 'The Physiology of Emotion: Working with the body to give safe access to authentic emotion in performance’ - introduced a lively audience of drama teachers, directors and performing arts practitioners from across NZ and Australia to the Perdekamp Emotional Method. The theme of this year’s conference is 'He Ngākau Ngahau: A Joyful Heart’ - an environment ripe for starting meaningful conversations and introducing new ways of working consciously and conscientiously with emotion in performance. #2018DNZConf
PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria spent three weeks in New Zealand to teach acting students at the National Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School as well as opera singers at the National School of Music in Wellington. Additional public PEM workshops were held in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Overall we introduced more than 130 actors, opera singers, musicians, directors, parents, teachers and therapists to the Perdekamp Emotional Method. We also trained young actors at The Court Youth Company and would like to share some deep insights from the participants: [after a Fear exercise] “I’ve been in fear, because of the earthquakes, [...]
This week, PEM was part of the 19th Youth Theatre Festival of the German State Theatre in Timisoara, Romania. It is a festival where German-speaking actors from Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Ukraine and Germany participate to present their newest productions and celebrate the arts. The PEM workshop was held by PEM instructor Kata Klug and was again extremely well received by the young actors who felt inspired by the physicality of Stephan Perdekamp’s technique. “Interesting and useful, not just for the stage but in life as well” said one of the teenage participants. Thank you Stephan Perdekamp for [...]
Thank you to NIDA, The National Institute of Dramatic Art, for hosting PEM and inviting Master Instructor Sarah Victoria and Australian Representative Rik Stowman back once again. What a thrill it was to share PEM's biological access to pure emotions with one of the world's leading Acting schools! To experience the unique biological approach to acting for yourself at our studio in Melbourne, head to https://www.pemstudios.com.au/termclasses/ and apply for our next term classes starting in May! Developed and designed by German Director and Playwright Stephan Perdekamp, PEM provides performers with direct effortless and repeatable access to authentic emotions on a purely [...]
PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria and PEM Australia Representative Rik Stowman are absolutely thrilled to be returning to Australia’s most prestigious drama university NIDA today to share the Perdekamp Emotional Method with its talented and dedicated Actors. We look forward to sharing our knowledge with some of Australia's best emerging talent! Thank you, Stephan Perdekamp, and welcome to Australia!
Last weekend marked one month since the PEM Studios Melbourne first opened their doors to students at PEM's first and only studio in the Southern Hemisphere... "Everything inside and outside of me is exploding thanks to the sense of fulfillment that this amazing course is providing me with. Awe inspiring instructors and magical memories are going to stay with me for the rest of my life! Rosy Leonardi - Fundamentals term class 1 An incredible month for both instructors and students at the studio...and only the beginning.
PEM is not only a unique method providing Actors with access to their emotions.... Due to its Biological Process, PEM has been found to be of great use in areas outside of the Arts, including helping those on the Autism spectrum. Last week, autism for autism, held their first introduction to PEM workshop in Sydney where our PEM Master instructor Sarah Victoria and Australian representative Rik Stowman met with renowned Tony Attwood, one of the worlds leading ASD psychologists. Tony, who has written several publications on Asperger's syndrome, attended and participated in the workshop along with ASD participants, and had the [...]
PEM representative for New Zealand Jon Hunter writes: "The gifted actor finds in his instinct the wherewithal to catch and project certain forces: but although these forces have their physical pathways within the body and within the organs, he would be completely amazed if someone revealed to them that they exist, for their existence has never occurred to him for a moment." - Antonin Artaud, 'The Theatre and Its Double’ (1938) Are you ready to move from instinct to knowledge? PEM reveals exactly what Artaud speaks of - how to ‘catch and project certain forces’, how to locate and make [...]