The View of the Shaman – Creative Laboratory

The Laboratory will continue in 2017 – 2018 as an international collaboration – Germany – Russia – Japan – to be developed into the production of Sei Shōnagon’s “The pillow book”.

open calls for participation will follow.


Berlin , 9 – 17 November 2016

for actors, directors and teachers

Artistic direction Dr. Jurij Alschitz

Contemporary theatre is a theatre of new, spherical thinking, theatre of synthesis, where knowledge of many sciences freely penetrates into our system; it changes old ideas, it asks for new knowledge and experience.

 The internationally renowened theatre teacher Jurij Alschitz invites actors, directors and teachers to participate in his creative laboratory to explore a specific artistic perception which he calls the “View of the Shaman”.

The master of the laboratory invites participants to open the space of intangible beauty, stillness, simplicity, and minimalism and to practice a theatre for which you need to change and to transform your usual way of thinking and acting. The guide of our journey will be Sei Shōnagon’s “The pillow book”.

Within the framework of the laboratory every participant will get a creative task in advance, that has to be prepared before the course begins.