Creating Transformative Encounters

Workshop 2022 in Vordingborg
11 – 18 August
Teaching is in English.

Creating Transformative Encounters is a workshop in Participatory and Human Specific Performance open to English-speaking participants from all countries. The workshop is addressed to artists and students within performance, acting, dance, music, visual arts, theatre production, and can very well be used in the process of developing new artistic material. Also therapists, teachers, and others with an interest in close encounters between people, can benefit from this work.

We will explore interactivity, participation and artistic honesty in different settings and create performative, interactive games and rituals between participating audience and performers.

Working individually, in pairs or in small groups, the participants will research an artistic language that speaks directly to the senses and replaces fiction with true here and now presence.

We will investigate many different forms of sincere and non-fictive communication which can activate strong emotional and sensorial responses. The boundaries of artistic intimacy between strangers will be challenged, evoking authentic, receptive and trusting modalities of participation.

Some of the specific themes and exercises will therefore be connected with:

  • The creation of a sensorial universe.
  • Devising and guiding sensorial experiences.
  • The creation of a true personal connection, within a set frame of a performative universe.
  • Exploring borders of emotional and intellectual interaction.
  • Using non-traditional spaces for framing experiences with journey-like structures.
  • Development of personal, biographical material outside of the typical storytelling frames.
  • Development of different forms of open dramaturgies and labyrinth-like performance structures.
  • Creation of small interactive group dramaturgies.
  • Risk taking: the performer in the double role as both
    guide and protagonist.
  • Physical contact with a participating audience.

Creating a non-invasive environment for physical communication.

The teachers:
Nullo Facchini
Siri Facchini Haff
Marta Pawlikowska

You can read more about the teachers and the workshop here in our brochure for the workshop in April 2022.

If you would like to participate please sign up below.


The price for the workshop is on its way.
To be payed before the start of the workshop.

You can stay at the facilities of Cantabile 2, but we have limited rooms and they will be assigned by a first served basis. The facilities of Cantabile 2 will also include access to a shared kitchen, living room and bathroom and free wifi connection.
The price for full accommodation is 1.500 DKK and is paid together with payment no. 2.

For further questions about details of accommodation please write Helle Iuel at

  • Dates
    • 11. August 2022 – 18. August 2022
      Cantabile 2, Vordingborg, DK
  • Programme

    DAY 1
    Welcome dinner followed by workshop introduction at 20.00. Participants can arrive at the facilities from 14.00 onwards.

    DAYS 2-3
    08.30: Morning teaching session (body and mind exercises, basic techniques)
    12.00: Lunch break and rest
    14.00: Afternoon teaching session (exercises and interaction practices)
    17.30: Dinner
    20.00: Evening session (exercises, interaction practices and talks)

    DAYS 4-6
    08.30 Morning teaching session (warm-up, preparing scenic material)
    12.00 Lunch break and rest
    14.00 Afternoon teaching session (preparing scenic material)
    17.30 Dinner
    20.00 Evening session (talks and games)

    DAY 7
    08.30 Morning rehearsals
    12.00 Lunch break and rest
    14.00 Afternoon rehearsals
    17.00 Break and preparation for public showing
    19.00 Public Showing and audience feedback session
    21.00 Dinner

    DAY 8
    08.30 Morning teaching session (body and mind exercises)
    10.00 Closing ceremony with diplomas and lunch
    15.00 Check out. Please do not plan your departure before 15.00

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