The Beauty of Dialogue





An artistic encounter with our cultural potential

directed by Christine Schmalor

6 online sessions - twice a week from 04 – 22 March 2023
Saturday 4/11/18 from 12 – 14:30 + Wednesday 8/15/22 from 18 – 20:30 (UTC+1 Berlin time)

This seminar invites you to discover the beauty of dialogue and to revive a seemingly forgotten cultural technique. After all, dialogue was born on stage – but it doesn’t have an easy life there today. For many years we have mainly seen monologues, even when many actors are on the stage together. The monological structure, which is critically addressed on the stage by many as a human and social phenome­non, has gradually become the performing norm itself. Post-dramatic texts promoted the monological existence on stage to such an extent that the culture of dialogue has evaporated.

It is time to rediscover and revive the art of dialogue. In contrast to monological introspection on stage, dialogue is the path to new insight and freedom. It is one of the most beautiful abilities of human beings to exchange spiritually. Even more, we are talking about the flow of energy.

Dialogue is a powerful tool in communication that releases enormous forces; they can hurt, but they can also heal; above all, they can release new dimensions of thought and action. We need dialogue with the Dialogue. The wisdom of the Dialogue can help us to discover a new potential for artistic and personal development. Dialogue requires us to open up – in doing so I also expose myself to risk – but without risk there is no artistic life.

What sounds theoretical will be put into practice and tried out.

In this course we will start with the Dialogical Principles – because not every verbal or physical encounter is a dialogue. And not every dialogue follows the same laws. So what distinguishes the different forms of dialogue from each other and how do they work? Only when we know them, it is possible to play with them and as a result, the art of dialogue reveals itself.

Numerous practical exercises and dialogues between the participating artists will open up a new world for their own stage language.


6 sessions
Saturday, March 4, 2023 to Wednesday, March 22, 2023
150 €
Awarded by: 
World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT research centre of the International Theatre Institute

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