Jelena Djulvezan, Serbia
Jelena Djulvezan was born on June 12, 1985 in Pancevo, Serbia. She graduated with an “Acting” and got a Master’s Degree from Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia (class of Professor Nikita Milivojevic). She has enrolled in a PhD program since 2016, and is currently working as a Senior Associate. Her important roles include: When Day Breaks, a film by Goran Paskaljevic (2011), Henry VI – W. Shakespeare, directed by Nikita Milivojevic (National Theater in Belgrade, 2012), Lives of Others, Letters to Ourselves, directed by Nikita Milivojevic, ITACA Theater (2012), She, directed by Mia Knezevic, National Theter of Zrenjanin (2014), Road to Damascus by Nikita Milivojevic, National Theater Belgrade (2014) and the film Day for Vanja by Mia Knezevic (2016). Awards she received: “Mali princ”, “Predrag Tomanovic”, Best Female Role at TREMA Fest in Ruma, and Best Female Role and Best Play at Duodrama Festival in Topola.
FEEL (FILL) THE WORDS
We will try to bring life into the words, from those we say every day, to the great A.P. Chekov dialogs. The idea is to wake up every each one of our senses, and see how to best use them in dialogs and while building a role. Sharpen your senses to find out what you can say without words.
I part> WARM UP
Games performed with one sense reduced (``Killers``, ``Ninja``, ``Touch it``, ``5-part story``)
II part> MOVE TO SEND A MESSAGE
Exploring the other ways of sending a message, enriching our ways of communication on stage.
III part> TOUCH OF EMOTION
Possibilities that ``touch`` as a sense has.
IV part> FEELING THE WORDS
We chose a text from some famous drama, and try to express ourselves without saying a single word.
V part> FILLING THE WORDS
At the end, we finally combine text with all the things we discovered before, making a scene. Important thing is that this workshop is not about throwing out the words from our performing, or just about movement, dance… It is encouraging actors to use their whole body, thoughts, senses, memories, in one process of making a role, or a scene.