Imaginary Classes with Ragnar

FREE ONLINE CLASSES for everyone wanting to learn more about Michael Chekhov’s Method. “In these classes, I am sharing with you my own understanding of what Michael Chekhov is speaking about. It is my hope that interacting with the sessions can be helpful to you and that you will develop your own way of working with the underlying principles. If in your own work & practice you are encountering particular challenges, feel free to reach out with your questions – they might inspire an imaginary class in the future.”   (Ragnar Freidank)

An Imaginary Sample Class


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Current Classes
Overview“Imaginary Classes”
There You Are“Technique & Inspiration”
The Intangibles“Living Processes”
There’s Someone at the Door“Imaginary Interference”
What a Mess!“Life is always there”
Marginalized Voices “Speak about me!”
Battle of Images “Imaginary Conflict”
I feel too much, give me a pill“Sensation”
I don’t like it – I love it! – “Expanding / Contracting”
Who ate the last cookie? “Ideal Center”
Is there something strange going on? – “Atmosphere”
Are you following me? – “Archetypes”
Interlude – “Actor & Audience”
My friends hated it – “Radiating & Receiving”

+ Most recently added
Ever talking to yourself?“Character”

Is this another aerobic video? (psycho-physical)
The other Olympics (qualities of movement)
Is it me or is everyone talking real slow? (inner and outer tempo)
I think I had too much coffee (imaginary centers)
Why are you looking at me like this? (psychological gesture)
I wish I could sing (collaborating with the impossible)
How about a warm-up video? (preparation – a guide)
What is the role of the head? (thinking about thinking)
Tonight’s show was weird (when the performance is “off”)

Cameraman Martin Anderson speaks about his experience filming the classes:

“This video series is a wonderful expression of Michael Chekhov’s approach to acting. It’s alive, protean, at times hilarious and ultimately illuminating. I’m very proud of it. For those of you who’ve been in class with Ragnar, I think you’ll feel like you’re back in the room, at least in your, ahem, imagination…” (Martin D. Anderson)