Workshop on the creative process

The orchestra of the invisible directed by Yael Rasooly
Workshop on the creative process

Monday 14 to Friday 18 February 2022
5 days- 35 hours
Hours: 9:30am -12:30am / 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Workshop location: the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette

Full programme and application form online soon !

Yael Rasooly, Paper Cut - photo Boaz Zippor
Yael Rasooly, Paper Cut - photo Boaz Zippor

Number of participants: 12
Suitable for professionals of performing and viual arts : stage director, puppeter, actor, dancer, circus artist, singer, musician, magician, visual artist…
Prerquiste: Professional experience in the performing arts and a presence during the 5 days of workshop
Workshop languages: French/English
Workshop fees: 400€ (individual payment), 550€ (AFDAS or other support)
Application deadline: 3 January 2022

Workshop objectives

The training aims to explore the process of creation and to provide participants with tools to improve their own approach through the transmission of the method of research and creation of Yael Rasooly.
With increased sensitivity, it will bring you to penetrate the place of the intimate where it becomes possible to overcome the artistic blockage, and to create by effectively confronting the unknown and the vulnerability.
The daily programme will be mainly organised around the active research, exploration and development of the different relational channels between the artist and the object, with a highlighting of the means by which this relationship can feed the dramaturgy, echo different levels of thought and consciousness and express a unique depth of meaning and emotion.
The dramaturgy of music and sound in manipulation will also be an explored track. Beyond the manipulation of objects, vocal work will also be a component of daily training.

Yael Rasooly

Yael Rasooly is a visual theater director, actress, singer and puppeteer.

Born in Jerusalem in 1983, she trained as a classical pianist and singer and continued her studies in theater design at Central Saint Martin’s in London. Her distinct theatrical language, which she began developing at the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem, is based on a multidisciplinary approach, where all stage elements are equal partners in telling the story.

The relationship between the object/material/puppet and the performer is at the heart of work, as well as directing through design, sound and music. Her visual universe brings to life voices which lie beneath the surface, inviting her audiences on a journey to the silenced narratives of society.

Her shows, include - Paper Cut award winning solo performance, The House by The Lake - musical cabaret for actresses, dolls and objects depicting three sisters in hiding during WWII, Bon Voyage - Co production with the Festival International de la Marionnette Charleville Mezieres. Her most recent show, Silence Makes Perfect, will premier at Charleville Festival 2021 and is the second chapter of her ongoing trilogy, shedding light on violence towards woman and children.

Yael’s shows have been performed in hundreds of festivals and venues in over 30 countries. Numerous International awards include Grand Prix International Festival of Solo puppeteers(Lodz) Excellence award for solo performance NYC Fringe Festival and Diploma of Excellence from U.N.I.M.A. She has received critical praise and top stars from publications as Telerama, The Guardian and the NY TIMES.

Following her growing Passion for teaching and sharing her experience and creative approach, Yael is a guest professor at numerous Institutions and gives master classes around the globe. Her teaching method, combining directing, object theater, puppetry, and vocal technique, is focused on encouraging and empowering individual and personal creation.

She has been invited to teach in institutions such as; Trinity College, University of Connecticut, The Eugene O’neill theater Center, New York University, Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts, UQAM University, Nuku Theater Tallinn, UQAM Montreal, Aria Int. encounters (Corsica) ,Odradek Theater (France) FIAMS (Quebec), Academy of Theatre Arts in in Wrocław and many more.