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NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Miami Theater Center presents MTC Resident Artist Fernando Calzadilla’s Rasaboxes Professional Development Workshop For Performing Artists

Miami Theater Center presents a rasaboxes professional development workshop for performing artists from December 1-6, 2014


Mari Beth Bittan

Director of Communications & Marketing

(305) 751.9550, ext. 224









December 1 – 6, 2014

MIAMI SHORES, FL, November 17, 2014 – Miami Theater Center presents a rasaboxes

professional development workshop for performing artists from December 1-6, 2014, led by

MTC’s award-winning Resident Artist Fernando Calzadilla, in Miami Theater Center’s SandBox,

located at 9806 NE 2nd Avenue. The six-session workshop is part of Miami Theater Center’s

MTCeducation initiative, which provides learning opportunities for students, professionals, and

the general public.

Fernando Calzadilla is one of six licensed rasaboxes instructors in the world and he will

present an introductory rasaboxes workshop in six sessions: December 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6,

2014 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm in MTC’s SandBox. Rasaboxes combines principles from the

Natyasastra, an ancient Sanskrit manual for performers, with contemporary neuroscience to

create a psyscophysical approach to actor training. The workshop is designed for professional

and student actors, directors, dancers, choreographers, musicians, performance artists, and

playwrights (ages 18 and up). Participants will be introduced to the theory and practice of

rasaboxes (devised by Richard Schechner), a technique for learning to embody eight basic

emotional-energetic states (rasas). Integrating acting, movement, and voice, rasaboxes offers

performers a concrete physical tool to access, express, and manage their emotions within the

context of performance.

MTC Resident Artist Fernando Calzadilla has designed more than 100 opera, ballet, theater,

and musical theater productions and has won 14 regional and national design awards in

Venezuela, including Best Costume Design and Best Set Design. His MTC credits include cowriter/

set, costume, and lighting designer for Everybody Drinks the Same Water, The Red

Thread, and Inanna and the Huluppu Tree; co-adapter/set, costume, and lighting designer for

Hedda Gabler, Three Sisters, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; and lighting designer for A

Very Old Man with Enormous Wings and The Love of Three Oranges. He has taught classes

and workshops at New York University, Florida International University, Miami-Dade College,

and Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH), a Miami-Dade County Public School.

Calzadilla earned a BFA in Scenic Design and a MA/PhD in Performance Studies at New York



For further information and registration for the rasaboxes workshop, please visit

www.mtcmiami.org or call 305.751.9550.


Rasaboxes with MTC Resident Artists Fernando Calzadilla:

December 1 – 6, 2014

7:00 to 11:00 PM

$240 for 6 sessions

Miami Theater Center’s SandBox

9806 NE 2nd Avenue

Miami Shores, FL

NOTE: All participants must be available to attend all workshop sessions.


 About Miami Theater Center:

Led by our Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, the team at Miami Theater Center produces

thought-provoking contemporary works and newly-imagined adaptations of classics that bring the

transformational power of theater to audiences of all ages and abilities. Our programs

include:  MTCperformance – innovative new works and fresh adaptations; and  MTCeducation – learning

opportunities for students, professionals, and the general public; and  MTCfilm – a partnership with O

Cinema that screens the best in independent cinema several nights a week. To learn more,

visit www.mtcmiami.org.