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MOVEMENT ACTING CLASS
What is it?
Movement classes for the actor can be anything from a class in mime to a class in jazz ballet. Choosing which one is right for your needs is a very personal decision, as an actor should take a class that best addresses the weakness that they have in their performance style. Popular movement classes for actors may be the Williamson technique, the Alexander technique, Biomechanics, Neutral Mask and Chorus, Viewpoints, Feldenkrais or Lab, just to name a few. An actor should do a lot of research into these different styles before taking a class, or (depending on what is offered in their area) try some out until they find a good fit.
Why is it necessary and who is it for?
The Movement Acting Class is generally taken by actors in order for them to tune their physical instrument so that they can best express themselves through their whole body while they are performing. This will also allow them to connect emotionally to what is going on in their bodies so that their acting is coming from an instinctual place, or in acting jargon, from an organic place (the whole body, the whole being) and not just an intellectual place (the head). These acting classes in physical movement teach the actors a sense of ‘stage craft’and of proximity and a sense of awareness in general of their own person. Movement classes also help the actor feel more at ease on stage (trying to look comfortable and natural up there in the beginning stages of an actor’s career is probably one of the hardest things the novice actor has to get the hang of) and help him or her naturally choose the best physical actions that allow them to live truthfully and sincerely in their role.
The movement acting class is just one of many that helps the actor put together a bag full of tools to use when performing his/her craft.
In the text above, we mentioned the different types of movement technique. You should know that there are many different acting techniques as well that teach you how to be truthful in a scene.
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