Voice & Movement
Mondays & Wednesdays 7-10pm
Mid Class is an opportunity to utilize the greater potential of your voice and body. No matter how truthful the flow of your thoughts, impulses, and emotions – if they are expressed through weak muscles and a poor voice – then they are only a fraction of the greater creative potential. These mid class sessions run for 4 weeks on Monday & Wednesday evenings and are placed two weeks after and two weeks before the start of Main Class. As an actor without an evolved relationship with your voice and body, you will have little means to express the life created within. Therefore under the expert instruction of the teaching, it releases your instrument to let your work creatively expand through your physical and vocal actions.
Audition Technique & Script Analysis
No matter how good your acting technique there is an art to auditioning, to finding the deeper material within the script. Over the period of each four-week block you first learn and then build up your approach & process to auditioning. Some of the focus will be on the more practical concerns of how to approach and work in an audition. Others will work on extracting the rich material within the script and by understanding its content/ structure you can give a much more involved/alive/focused audition. The aim is to walk away with a clearly defined methodology that is specific to auditioning. A methodology that you will take into each audition giving you a clear focus through all the tension and excitement you will have when securing a role.
The body is a dynamic thing that is a summation of millions of years of action. In the modern world, most people barely tap the greater depth of the movement and range at their disposal. Starting with the body, you will engage with the flow and movement of your instrument. Focusing on such important areas such as the neutral stance form, from which you can build a greater sense of character as well as a broader expression in all your work. You will learn how each muscle can make vague or clear actions that speak little or volumes about your character and their intentions. Pacing, rhythm, expression — though these, you can channel your impulses much more into intuitive expression. Each week, over the mid class, you will build up a much more conscious & creative relationship with your body and the ability to move in it far beyond the dead habits that hold back so much of the potential work alive inside you.
It may seem obvious why you would need to work on your voice, but of course there is much more to it than you could possibly imagine at first glance. Breath is essential for the voice as well as movement, as both are action. It is common for adults in the developed world to cut off the power of the voice by locking up the diaphragm, a muscle which as a baby you will have fully used from birth. However over the years because of conditioning and possible suppression, the diaphragm becomes locked up and so does the voice. Unlocking this and expanding your capacity is central to the work you will need to undertake. The next step is to build on and play with the flexibility and range of your voice which, like your body, interlinks the flow of intuitive and expressive impulses from your creative core. Both movement and voice give real depth and meaning to your acting as they are the means of expressing your Thoughts, Impulses, & Emotions, which are born in the creative core of your instrument..
Auditioning brings different demands than when you are working as an actor. Apart from the obvious sense of pressure it’s about understanding and delivering the important points at this primary step to working as an actor. Each audition presents you with different choices and how you understand and execute them will be down to evolved audition technique. Central to the audition is the script and so much of what you choose to do will be based around the printed text. Analysing and defining the structure of the material is extremely important as with both your technique and analysis it is about the economy and efficiency that puts your abilities in the right place to bring alive the character and the script.
Monday Movement Class
Wednesday Voice Class
4 week fee £190
Mar 23,25/30,April 1/6,8/13,15
Jun 22,24/29.July 1/6,8/13,15
Sep 21,23/28,30/ Oct 5,7/12,14
Tuesday evenings 7-10pm for 4 weeks
4 week fee £120
Jan 13/20/27/ Feb 3