Lutz Pickardt

Lutz_PickardtExperiments and performances with several (street) theatre companies in Dortmund, training in afro dance (traditional) with Emmanuel Gommado (Ghana), Hampar Sarafian (Turkey) and others, drums and percussion with Ralph Kruse (D), performances as dancer and drummer in ‘Schlachanfall’. Actor training, physical, motion and mask theatre with Harald Kleinecke, Tony Glaser, Prof. Heinz Schlage and others

1989 Journey to West Afrika (Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana)

since 1990 Collaboration with the “Spiel- und Theaterwerkstatt Villigst”

1991-93 AGS Villigst: basic training in “play and theatre pedagogy”

1992 “The Mastery” – a workshop with Gay Baynes (Actors Institute London) in Hamburg — Actor in ‘Dreamdance Germany” with Rock Theatre Dejavue, on tour in East Germany

1992-94 „Kulturgut – Academy For Life Art“ (Gelsenkirchen): acting in theaterbrut, assistant of Harald Kleinecke (director) in Theater M., various productions, extended training in „acting – expression – communication“ with Felicitas Schlette and others

1993 Directing „The life on Rose – if angels could fly“, written and performed by Ingrid Saalfeld (Dortmund)

1994 Journey to Rishikesh (India) to study yoga and meditation — art director of „Atlantis“ – an international youth theatre production with Polish, French and German paticipants in Lubmin (Greifswald), several performances in Germany und France

1995 “The Heroes Journey” with Jürgen Kugele in Michelstadt – a mytho-drama-ritual of Paul Rebillot

1996 “Vision Quest” – with Pushican (Traditional Healer and Chief of the Comanches)

1996 bis 1999 Mobile youth work (“Streetwork”) in Dortmund

1997-1999 Coordinating ‘In the Shadow of the Pillory’ – a cultural project for children about the middle ages – workshops throughout Germany

1996-2000 Training in theatre therapy with Gandalf Lipinski (physical theatre, ritual play), Zwaantje de Vries (Dansexpressie) and Doris Müller (role work, drama therapy) and others at the HIGW Hamburg

1998  Winner of the competition “Rent an artist” (Kultursekretariat NRW, Gütersloh) with the youth theatre and dance project “Wild Love

1998-2001 “Mask over Bosnia” – international mask workshop with young people from Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serbs, Croats, Bosniaks), the Netherlands and the United Kingdom in Walberberg and Königswinter (near Bonn)

1999 Actor in ‚Lysistrata’ by Aristophanes, performances in Bremen

2000 Diploma in education sciences (University of Dortmund) — actor in WWW.Sturm-Warnung.de (directed by H.P.Krüger) in Bielefeld — Workshop with Augusto Boal (Brazil) in Essen

2001 First international peace camp in Bosnia and Herzegovina with Campus 15 e.V. — Workshop with Keith Johnstone (Canada) in Berlin — educational trip to Salento (Italy)

2002 Winner of the competition “News For Youth” (Kultursekretariat Gütersloh) with the project “Saved” (inspired by the piece of Edward Bond)

2003 Study trip to Otranto (Italy/Puglia) —  Actor in ‘Forum‘ production ‘Hamlet for Millions’ (Christoph/Anselm von Castell/Paul Schlacke). Director: Hans-Peter Krüger.

2004-06 St. James Pilgrimage (Camino de Santiago) in France and Spain

2005 Workshop with Yoshi Oida (C.I.R.T. Paris )

2006 Foundation of Theater Dionysos, Seniors at Theater Marl — Collaboration in the Artscenico-Project ‘Strawberry-Fields’ (Director: Rolf Dennemann, Choreography: Sabina Stücker)

2006-07 Teaching activities at Private University Monasz (Budapest, Hungary)

Since 2008 Training in voice work at ‘Centre Artistique International Roy Hart’, Malérargues, France (with Noah Pikes, Marie-Paule Marthe, Kevin Crawford a.o.)

Since 2010 Teaching activities at German Association for Cultural Work (Höchst i. Odenwald)

2011 invited to the international theater festival “Entfalten (unfolding)” with Theater Dionysos in Chiusa (Italy)  

2012 teaching acivities at Alanus University Alfter

2013 jury member in national meeting of youth theatre clubs, Oldenburg — trainer at HAWK (university for science and arts) Hildesheim/Holzminden — teaching activities at mentor GmbH, Köln — beginning of the teacher training program at ‚Centre Artistique International Roy Hart‘, Malérargues, France

2015 teaching activities at interkulturell aktiv, Berlin — creation and direction of the program „transcultural competence for theatre practitioners“ in Berlin — study trip to Mongolia —  refugee project “Say it loud”  with Children and Youth Theater, Dortmund

2016 teaching activities at Actors Studio Frese, Hamburg and at conferences with “Bundesverband Theaterpädagogik”, Eberswalde and “Schultheater der Länder”, Erfurt  — internship and voice work at accademia dell arte, Arrezzo (IT) – residence in Athens (GR),  working with Montech Theatre,  physical theatre/ ritual play

2017 New office in Kassel — creation and direction of the program  “transcultural theatre work” in Berlin — teaching activities at “Academy for Performing Arts” in Regensburg —  second residence at Montech Theatre Athen (GR) — organization and moderation of a symposium “theater with refugees” in Munich, part of the selection comittee and moderation of an award ceremony according to the same subject in Berlin — part of the selection comittee of World Children Theatre Festival 2018 in Lingen

2018 teaching activities at the acamdemy for dance and theatre (TuT) in Hannover – Assessment as a Roy Hart Voice Teacher (CAIRH Malérargues, F) – Key Note Speaker and workshop leader at a conference for drama pedagogy in Zagreb (CRO) – third resdidence at Montech Theatre Athens (GR)

2019 workshop leader at a conference in “arts and education” in Belgrade (SRB) — Diploma as a Roy Hart Voice Teacher (CAIRH)

2020 Trainer and Coach für University teachers at HAWK Hildesheim and Hochschule Emden/Leer

2022-2025 Head of the project #Theatre.Makes.Politics on behalf of Bundesverband Theaterpädagogik, a Erasmus+ cooperation partnership with partners from France, Greece, Portugal, North Macedonia and KJT Dortmund; Creation of theater pedagogic methods and formats as a response to antidemocratic forces in Europe, Workshops in Paris, Lesbos, Berlin und Berovo (Normazedonien) — participation at IDEA conference in Rejkjavik, Iceland.

2023 One of the reviewers in the re-accreditation of the Department of Theatre Pedagogy at the UDK Berlin — Teaching Artist in the framework of the “Eden-project” of the singer Joyce DiDonato at the Philharmony Dresden — moderator at the conference “Future of Theatre” in Bonn

Since 1990 seminars, projects and workshops with children, youth and adults, international and multicultural groups, advanced training with actors and theatre predagogues, teachers, educators, nurses, presbyterians a.s.o., creation of and moderation on symposia, on- and offline coaching, one-to-one sessions in Roy Hart Voice Work, acting and theatre therapy