Sten Rudstrøm

Class Description | Monday Night Improvisation, Monday 10 May 2021 | ONLINE

ACTION THEATER™ Action Theater is a training system in physical theatre improvisation that builds vocal, verbal, and physical performance skills, hones awareness and increases expressive range. The practice is an active play in embodied presence that constantly harvests the imagination. You are reunited with the interior world that causes us to live at our fullest reach. Trainings explore both solo and ensemble through exercises that are simple, playful and challenging. Every exercise expresses the relationship between attention, awareness, and action. You engage the mind and heart simultaneously, building solid improvisational skills, and uncovering a fresh sense of freedom.

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STEN RUDSTRØM started his educational career with a B.S. in Chemistry/Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, 1982. In his graduate work, he found himself boxed for hours on end in a windowless room spinning unknown samples in multi-thousand dollar NMR machine. At this point in his life, he realised that he wanted to work with people. He travelled around Europe for 3.5 years trying to find himself, during which he witnessed a Canadian performance poetry duet in a small Berlin café. It seemed to him that the only difference between the performers and himself was that the performers were on stage. This epiphany triggered an arts education. He received a M.F.A.Fine Art/Performance from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA., 1989, then went on to complete a M.F.A Creative Writing/Poetry from The Naropa University, Boulder, CO., 1991. In 1986, he met Ruth Zaporah, developer of Action Theater™ and has continued to work with Action Theater™ and other forms of improvisation since that time. He teaches regularly internationally and is known to be inspiring, compassionate and challenging. Regularly students have told him that Action Theater™ work could apply directly to their own work environment.