Movement for the Actor: Physical Presence
Teacher: Sheila Bandyopadhyay
January 16 - February 6 (4 Sessions)
January 16: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
January 23, January 30, February 6: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: NOLA Rehearsal Studios, 244 West 54th Street, 11th Floor
What is it to be present? To have presence as a performer?
This class is an inquiry into presence and its relationship to the body. We will work on the experience of feeling, sensation, and imagination in order to inhabit our physical instrument with greater confidence. Those interested in the mind/body connection and body as a creative instrument are also encouraged to attend.
Classes will combine the technique of Swings (developed by Trish Arnold) with the principals of the Alexander Technique, yogic philosophy and physical acting. Each class will include comprehensive release based work along with activities to improve physical freedom and expressivity. Participants should be dressed to move.