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~
Want to sign up? See instructions below.
Streaming the classes is free.
To join, send us a brief note with a few words about your background & interest.
We will email you a passcode which gives you access to the video-sessions;
your personal passcode will remain valid to log in for future viewings.
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”
+ Most recently added
Who ate the last cookie? – “Ideal Center”
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)
Anybody out there? (radiating / receiving)
I think I had too much coffee (imaginary centers)
Why are you looking at me like this? (psychological gesture)
Ever talking to yourself? (character images)
Is there something strange going on? (atmosphere)
Are you following me? (archetypes)
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)
Cameraman Martin D. Anderson on 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)