COLD WATER: Actors Cold Reading Retreat

Giles Foreman & Karimah El-Giamal

  • 1125€
  • Porreres, Mallorca

in a nutshell

If you are a professional actor, you know: preparation is everything. But what happens if they throw you into cold water at the audition? On set? If they ask you to cold read or improvise? In the USA cold readings are a rather regular way to do auditions, and also in Europe, more and more directors want to see the spontaneously of the moment. Hence, developing your natural impulses, to get more free despite your own ideas of the scene, to improvise on demand, is a task we actors shall train. Karimah ElGiamal, who is a master of cold readings due to the work with Dominik Graf and other major film directors, will train you for 4 days. Giles Foreman will also train you for 4 days: well designed exercises for freeing your impulses and being in the moment will prepare you well for the auditions with Karimah. SCHEDULE 27.8. ---arrival 28.8.-2.9. -- class (2 days Giles, 2 days Karimah, 2 days Giles & Karimah) 3.9. -- departure Daily class hours will be 10-13:00 and 17-21:00 - sometimes longer We will organise a beach afternoon - deciding this together on place. SPECIAL GUEST We currently are expecting a special guest too - head of casting department - which will be announced soon. Hold your horses, apply, wait, sunbath and see.... FOOD: Our great chef Lindsay who is master of Ayurvedic nutrition will cook for us: please let us know what your preferences are - we will let Lindsay know if you have allergies or intolerances... Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided and are included in the price. FYI: included in the seminar price are 40€/day for those delicious and nutritive meals (3 meals incl. beverages) = 240€ Believe us: it is worth it - you don't wanna take care of cooking during the workshop. You need to concentrate, learn lines and sometimes just chill on the pool with the colleagues and instructors;) ACCOMMODATION & SEMINAR ROOM We will all live together in or around a gorgeous finca close to Porreres. The finca has a pool, bbq place, huge garden with many fruit trees and it will be summer in Spain! Hot enough to jump into COLD WATERS! Finca only has 16 places, this is why we provided some rooms in a closeby monastery on a hill next door (20 mins by foot) - amazing views, little chapel with a tiny restaurant up there, silence and peace. Twin room / Monastery: 30€ / night / person Twin room / Finca: 55€ / night / person Triple room / Finca: 45€ / night / person Single rooms: no more available

Application & Policies

APPLICATION Herewith your application is registered. Please understand it will take us a few days to confirm. We need to check if this event suits your profile, education and experience. Also we try to have a fair balance of languages, cultural backgrounds, genders etc. in our groups, so IF your application would get declined, it would have nothing to do with your value of talent or as a person. It is simply our goal to give all countries, cultures, languages and genders an equal chance. We will get back to you shortly. Thank you for your understanding. WHAT´s NEXT? Once you get accepted, you will be sent a link to do a prepayment / full payment. CANCELLATION POLICY OPTION 1) We have to cancel If the workshop production needs to be cancelled due to “force majeure” / higher acts of nature, it will be postponed to another date. Same teachers (if available, otherwise we will provide teachers of the same level), same or similar place, same amount of days. OPTION 2) You have to cancel If YOU need to cancel for any other reason (jobs, grandmothers birthday etc), you will get a voucher of the Event minus the application fee (basically we keep the application fee for our administrative work & losses). VOUCHERS We generally do not have a money back policy but you will receive a voucher for the amount you had paid. The I.AM vouchers you can activate at any time for other workshops (not Casting Circles) so that you don't lose your money. (Casting Circles has its own application process. Once accepted, you may also use the money with a Casting Circle; On the other hand, a voucher gives you not the right to be accepted at a Casting Circle) You can chose any other event (Casting Circles if you are accepted) for it if your application got accepted for it. If you do not get accepted, you will get a full refund. CANCELLING YOUR ACCOMMODATION If the class comes in package with the accommodation, you might lose the accommodation expenses if we cannot find anyone else taking it. We will do our best but cannot guarantee your money back as this is a third party (hotel/finca...) we had to reserved for you. If you have you have booked your accommodation with the hotel directly, their terms and conditions are valid.


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