Musa (Musical System of Acting)
Method of practice, training, preparation of the actor and the composition of the role using Music as a driving power and a catalyst of the acting process.
The secret of Music and the experience of trance in the art of acting-
It is a psychophysical system of education, exercise and preparation of the actor, which is based on the ancient theory of the ethics of Music, and repositions music as a driving force and catalyst in the process of interpretation and creation. It is an autonomous and holistic method, which leads to an organic presence, enriching the expressive means of the actors, liberates, and leads safely to the psychosomatic situations and the creative stage readiness.
The whole MUSA system was created and enriched with a plethora of theoretical sources and acting techniques; it is in constant dialogue with the great masters of theater and music, and experts from the fields of music therapy, drama therapy, theater anthropology and neuroscience, the research about the unknown power of music and how it affects the human brain.
With MUSA system we achieve an active, dynamic and holistic reception of Music. Thus the practitioner is led to an organic creation and presence at any moment.
Exercising with MUSA liberates us and opens us to a new world of expression the variety of emotions and sensations that only music can give us.
The creation of MUSA is the result of long-term research in the sources of acting, in the “laboratory” of the rehearsal and the creation of performances.
MUSA works harmoniously and in addition to most of the methods and work systems we use in acting, performing, singing, dance theater and of course the preparation of roles for the lyrical and musical theater.
MUSA was created primarily for the needs of the actors, but during the years of its application, it has been tested by specialized individuals and groups and it has been recognized to enhance the therapeutic action of music therapy, drama therapy, dance-kinesiotherapy and art therapy in general.
These elements make the MUSA method stand out, being a unique and very rich system of training, exercise and creation.
Specifically in the year 2017-18 and in 2018-19 Sotiris Karamesinis held, along with his partner and co-founder of MUSA company Aggeliki Toubanaki, two extensive post-training workshops and two summer seminars for actors, singers, and dancers. Their goal is the cultivation of musicality, the varied vocal approach and especially the safe and efficient voice production. These give freedom of expression and the unhindered act of speech and improvisation.
The creator of MUSA method Sotiris Karamesinis
Sotiris Karamesinis is a theatre director and acting coach, known for his method ‘’MUSA’’ (musical system of acting), a unique system based on ancient Greek theatre research which introduces music as the fundamental element in an actor’s education, daily training, and role composition. Since 2008 he lives in Rio de Janeiro.
He directs plays, teaches in drama schools, universities, leads workshops and master classes, and prepares actors for films. He is a research associate in the laboratory, “Forms and Effects, Frontiers and Passages of the Theatrical Language,” founded by professors of the course of Aesthetics and Theatre Theory of the Centre of Letters and Arts of UNIRIO University, Rio de Janeiro.
He is also a research associate specialized in Cultural Diplomacy and Performing Arts at the Strategic Communication and News Media Laboratory in the International and European Department of University of Piraeus.
He studied Theology at Aristotle University, filmmaking at Stavrakos film school and music (saxophone, percussion and Theory and Harmony) at Athens Conservatory and Iambic Conservatory and Studio Latin in Paris, France.
In 2009 he directed the tragedy The Bacchae with the award-winning cast of the film City of God “Nós Do Morro”. He has directed plays of Euripides, Jean Paul Sartre, Oscar Wilde, Eugenio Ionesco, Graham Greene, and Harold Pinter among many others, in Greece, Cyprus and Brazil. As an artistic director, he staged several big events in cooperation with organizations and institutions such as the European Parliament, the University of Athens, the Athens Concert Hall, the City of Athens, the International Theatre Institute, the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Ministry of Culture etc.
In 2013 he formed the Brazilian theatre group “Musa cia Teatral,” with which he has formed a “Theatre in education” program for hundreds of children and adolescents in the school “Solar meninos de Luz”, located in the favelas of Cantagalo hill in Rio de Janeiro.
Their work with the group and the children in the school of Rio is the subject of the documentary entitled “Happy princes” by the director Panos Deligiannis (producer: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, with the support of the GFC and ERT) that was first played at the 20th Thessaloniki International film Festival (March 2018) and won many awards and distinctions at international film festivals.
- MUSA training, from rehearsals of The Bacchae in Rio de Janeiro in 2009, with the group of the film ” City of God”,
- Tribute to Sotiris Karamesinis
- Tribute to the film in New diaspora,
- The MUSE method (with our children in Rio):
- Tribute in Greek reporter:
- Interview and tribute to MUSA by the French scientific journal of art and letters Passages de Paris, in the issue of Tragedy edited by S. Karamesinis together with Professor André Gardel (2016):
- Tribute in the Spanish Panorama griegoto the work of Sotiris Karamesinis on ancient Greek tragedy and MUSA method:
- Letter from Brazil, Sotiris Karamesinis:
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The company MUSA was established in order to organize theatrical and other public performances, the production of artistic events, the organization of educational and training seminars, and the promotion of artistic creation.
Contact and information:
Telephone: 0030 6940870391