Workshop BECOMING by Joscha de Boever

September 2017

Theatre maker and clown Joscha de Boever was invited to give a workshop where the students were challenged to explore the word ’empathy’. Joscha asked to cross the boundaries of empathy: and ‘become’ the subject: “To become something else is so different from playing something else. As a player, you can do the sea, or you can become the sea. That’s a big difference.”

Students were asked to become an object and then transform it in to a real (theatrical) personage. In doing so the movements of the body, the emotions and the sounds taken from the object, would be the main inspiration to become a human being again. The goal of the workshop was to find playfulness within the exercises and follow authentic impulses.