【MUKA Training: Acting Workshop】Unlocking the Secrets of Acting (Beginner Level)
Workshop Date: February 12, 2023 (Sunday)
Workshop Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Venue: BIGFISHEDUCATION, L2, No.16, Jalan Mutiara Emas 5/3, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Language of Instruction: Mandarin
Class: Only 1 class available
Number of Participants: Limited to 20 individuals
Age: 18 and above Suitable for: Novices with no acting experience, artistic enthusiasts interested in theater performance, individuals with basic theater skills, film actors, theater educators, and education professionals
What is acting? What are the tricks to acting? What is theatrical thinking? What distinguishes film and television actors from stage actors? How can you become a professional actor? Dr. Yan Yongqi from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing will share the essence of Stanislavski’s acting system in this course. Participants will comprehend the essence of acting through individual and group creative assignments, obtaining the key to unlock the doors of acting!
Director Dr Deric Gan
Director, playwright, acting instructor, songwriter Artistic Director of MUKA Space (Kuala Lumpur) Doctoral advisor at New Era University College’s International Education Institute The first Malaysian to earn a doctoral degree in Drama and Traditional Chinese Opera in China Named one of the most influential directors in contemporary Chinese small theater after 40 years in 2022. Graduated in 2004 with a Master’s degree in Directing from the Central Academy of Drama, pursued a Ph.D. in Performance from the same institution in 2007. In 2008, served as the director for the sports exhibitions at the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics. In 2022, directed the opening ceremony of the Hangzhou Asian Games and Asian Para Games. Yan Yongqi is known for his comprehensive skills as a creative director, including directing, playwriting, music composition, and stage design. He is also an exceptional acting instructor. He has directed nearly fifty stage plays, earning numerous awards. Yan Yongqi is the first Malaysian to earn a doctoral degree in Drama in China.
Dr. Deric Gan received the Gold Award for Best Director at the 2nd China Drama Culture Awards in 2011 for “Love at First Sight” and “Seven-Year Itch.”
In 2013, he received the Best Director award at the 11th Malaysia Drama Award for “Forbidden Games of Youth.”
In 2015, he received the Best Director award at the 12th Malaysia Drama Award for “The Husband’s Wedding.”
In 2016, he received the Best Director award at the 13th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards for “The Dawn Here Are Quiet”
In 2017, he received the Best Director and Best Play awards at the 14th Malaysia Drama Award for “Richard III.”
In 2018, he won multiple awards, including Best Director, at the 15th Malaysia Drama Award for “Peking Man.”
In 2019, he received the Best Director award at the 16th Malaysia Drama Award for “The Ring of Nibelung”
Directorial works: “Nyonya Emily”, “Medea” ,”Eileen Chang”, “Forbidden Games of Youth”, “Tartuffe”, “The Dawn Here Are Quiet”, “Richard III” ,”Peking Man” ,”Touching the Gold Urn”, “Platonov”, “I Am Happy”, “The Ring of Nibelung” ,”Rasa Melaka” and more.
Theatrical writings: “The Lone Ranger on Stage” ,”Everyone’s a Great Actor” ,”The Show Must Go On” ,”100 Games to Play with Children”, “Seeking Duke of Saxe-Meiningen”, “Stop Acting, Live A Life!”, “Theatre Hunter: Where Is The Next?”, “No Music No Life”
- Participants unable to attend the workshop due to personal reasons will not be refunded. They may transfer the spot to a friend (one person) after completing the registration process.
- The organizing entity reserves the right to make adjustments and changes to course content, schedule, and venue related to the workshop.