Theater should not only reflect the past but shape the future!
Best Case Scenarios - Social Sculpture - Social Beauty - Peace Research 2.0 - Love Research
The theater is the experimental lab of reality! Who, if not art, has the social task of experimenting with unusual things, treading new social grounds, and venturing into concrete utopias? It does not matter to reality whether it is created by the violent past , or whether it is artistically, creatively and freely shaped by us. Both are possible!
The video about "Peace Research -TV / RealTheater":
We are all actors, or can be!
When reality is staged within a framework of certain theatrical rules, social reality is willingly constructible and transformable.
Everyone should have access to the most beautiful feelings, experiences and roles. To an actor this is voluntarily possible and therefore it is possible for us all. With the resources of the theater, we are potentially capable of doing so, especially when we integrate some theater rules into reality (or seen differently when we integrate some reality rules into the theater). Everyone can wake up from the indecision of the passive spectator mode, become an active player and live his dreams and desires.
The RealTheater project is about liberating the art of the theater from the corset of the time frame and the fixed script in which theater exist. And it is about getting out of his usual mental self-model, of his (historically grown, often forced) role, and of living a time as a desire role (alter ego, avatar), together with others who do likewise. If (intentionally chosen) scenarios are carried out over a longer period of time (hours / days / weeks / months) , then they can become real!
New theater phenomena - Radical theater forms - Avantgarde theater - Philosophy and art - Erotic and art
The Realtheater project is an advance of the
theatrical methodology into the reality.
Is it possible to live playfully as Avatar or alter ego? Is it possible to free yourself from having to play only the "historical" I-role? Can an ensemble work which jointly leads collective? The RealTheater does not need a memorized text and no static script.
At the theater stage, people are dominating the roles - in reality, the roles dominate the people!
The art of acting is a flower of human possibility and is potentially possible where the existential basic needs are provided and people agree on the rules of this game.
In the improvisation section of a regular drama lesson, in the so-called "Stanislawski improvisation exercises", more miraculous rules apply on the stage than in normal life, which could be used for peace research and freedom research. If the neurosciences describe reality as a collective "dream", then this could be called a collective "lucid dream"(1). Important is the "stop rule" by which we can stop every scene, or change and improve it, and repeat the "no one is allowed to happen physically anything - rule". Even the worst roles, shadows and emotions are allowed, but everyone must be able to rely 100% on the fact that, for example, a fist stops 10 cm in front of the body and an artistic ensemble generally takes care of one another. These rules lead to playfulness, fearlessness, dynamism, sentimentality, and the assumption of inner impulses and ideas of the other players, instead of keeping to the brink of mutual rebellion or the "inner policeman". This creates lust and energy. In these improvisation exercises, without a given text (and often in the self-determination of their own wishes), pupils are able to realize a 10 to 60 minutes lasting, life-like, common "what if ... scenario". The magic of the theater allows the leap into a "different ego" with all senses and feelings and into any group situation or in any circumstances. If a group of acors play with holy seriousness, the results are often fascinating real. In accordance with today's reality research, we would like to assert the unheard of: It is real! We are what we do! What would happen if these self-constructed roles were to have more life than our "official CV life?" What would happen if we were to include the art of love and eroticism, who and how many would we want to be if we could choose freely in a world of art?
I would like to say this very clearly, life on stage is more adventurous, more intense, more diverse, freer, and more beautiful than life outside the stage, because if the element of free improvisation is wisely embedded, the stage is much more alive than the "normal" World. The players can experience their wishes or key experiences when the group plays. (Reality - considered as "social software" - works with "RealTheater Live" in the sandbox mode. This term from the computer language means: software is shielded from the rest of the system in which this can not cause any harm on the one hand and the other on the other hand Effects of the software can be explored.)
Let's go on stage! Let´s live the reality on stage! Let us enlarge the stage! Let's play with each other! Let's try it out!
Our time needs visions, concrete utopias, possible solutions where modernity could, if it so wishes. Life as a game of art! A dynamic, a freer reality is possible!
... show society that real life is also possible with other game rules
In return to the "Stanford
Prison Experiment" , it should become clear where to lead a "Best
Case Simulation" instead of a "worst case simulation".
This has never been done anywhere in the world. The Stanford Prison experiment
was terminated after a few days because the simulation became a reality
because there was no safety framework. But we are working with the rules
of an "avatar technique" and how "James Cameron's Avatar
film" demonstrate so beautiful, an avatar can be switched off at
any time. Actors do not fall, however, but mostly laugh when they "reappear"
from the role.
The planet has long been discovered, but there
are still unexplored "continents" in our brain and in our social
possibilities. We live in invisible cages, which we create ourselves and
just as in the animal in the too narrow cage, thereby suffering our joy
and vitality. The "censorship of negation" already sits in our
own minds. These cages can be opened and we could "fly"!
"We must all do theatre, to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become." Augusto Boal
"The whole world is a stage and all men and women are mere players" William Shakespeare
"A dream you dream alone is just a dream. A dream you dream together is reality" John Lennon
"Everyone is an artist" Joseph Beuys
"Theatre is a form of
knowledge, it should and can also be a means of transforming society.
Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it."
Text: Neo von Terra alias
Hans Mack (1)
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Translated from the German language 2017-03. Please contact me if something is not ok.