Sei Shōnagon “The Pillow Book”

International Laboratory for actresses

Artistic direction Dr Jurij Alschitz

at the Čajka Teatro d’Avanguardia Popolare in Modena Italy, 2 – 10 May 2018

We invite actresses from any country to join this laboratory, which serves as preparatory research for a European – Russian – Japanese production on Sei Shōnagons’ Pillow Book.

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 acclaimed theatre teacher Jurij Alschitz invites you to participate in his laboratory to explore a specific artistic perception which he calls the “View of the Shaman”.

He invites you 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”.

 Sei Shonagon Laboratory

Teaching language: English/Italian, on stage: your mother tongue.

Working hours: 10 – 16:00 with specific training for the research on stage.

Participation fee: 450 € / early bird: 390 €.

You will benefit from the early booking discount if you register until 1st of April.

Please send your application with a motivation letter, a picture and CV to:

registration at: