The starting point of our teachings is a celebration of all aspects of humanity.
At CISPA, we work from the premise that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, both concerning the methodological and artistic components of a performance and the individual with the group.
The starting point of our teachings is a celebration of all aspects of humanity within each of us, embracing the concepts of transformative learning and Jungian individuation. We prompt and encourage knowledge of the Self – after all, as actors, our bodies, minds and souls (i.e., our mindbodies), are the tools we use in the creation of our work. As Stanislavskij said, “What would I do if this were me?”, so a deep and detailed understanding of the Self is paramount.
This process of achieving a heightened consciousness of one’s Self and embracing the idiosyncratic attributes of one’s own individual, personal, social, cultural and national background, while bravely encountering and embracing the essential Other, is a central didactic premise at CISPA. It enables the students to act freely, based on their individual nature and unique creativity,
but liberated from the compulsion to conform to preconceived ideas of oneself, while ultimately yielding to the collective flow beyond national and cultural borders.