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 [...]
Our Spanish PEM representative Julio Mascaraque recently filmed the short movie „Vae Victis“ under the direction of Francisco Porras who has worked for renowned productions such as Game of Thrones. Julio prepared for his role using PEM techniques. Here is what he says about his work: "I prepared Marco Antonio, the character of this short film with Sarah Victoria and PEM. For me it has been very enriching, giving me a lot of confidence and presence in the character. The energy and presence of Marco Antonio frame is very different from mine and PEM gave me the keys to be [...]
We would like to share more images with you from our PEM workshops in Tokyo and Osaka! Such a phenomenal experience to bring our knowledge to Japan and work with such dedicated and hard-working artists eager to embrace PEM as a fundamental tool to deepen their craft. Thank you to the Himawari Theater Group Inc - Japan’s most renowned acting institution - for supporting our workshop, and a big thank you to actress and our partner in Japan Yuho Yamashita for making these workshops possible! "PEM is the description of the emotions and feelings which make us not only actors [...]
PEM creator Stephan Perdekamp and Head of PEM voice Kristina Heuer travel to Romania today to hold a week-long masterclass for acting students at the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj. Thank you to Bacs Miklos for inviting us again to the Faculty of Theatre and Television! We look forward to sharing more of our knowledge with young Romanian actors! http://www.ubbcluj.ro/en/facultati/teatru_si_televiziune