Special Topic Masterclass
Sidere: Embracing Performance excitement
with Cathy Madden
Tuesday, January 22nd
Workshop Fee: $75
In the ideal preparation, we consciously “ramp” up to a heightened state that fuels our intention and creativity. While people are sometimes tempted to say this is anxiety, or fear of some sort – the truth is that this readiness is what we desire. It needs its own name!
The root word of desire is sidere, or “from the stars” and has become my name for this conscious engagement with the unknown - the magic that fuels excellence. In the workshop, we will explore how a sidere -based preparation revives the joy of auditioning and performing. And, each participant will have the opportunity to audition from this Alexander Technique -infused realm of deep play.
Actors Alexander Technique:
Move Yourself: A Weekly Masterclass
with Belinda Mello
Thursdays 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Starts January 10th, 2019
Last minute drop in? Yes, we are actor friendly! Text Belinda at 917-753-0624 to confirm space.
Build confidence and clarity in your movement while you warm-up for upcoming performances or auditions. Using a combination of Alexander Technique, Margolis Method and Movement studies, Belinda will lead you through a series of exercises:
expand your embodied expression,
let go of patterns and nervousness
own a lively use of time, space and tensegrity
fine-tune your physical specificity
The class time will incorporate floor work, hands-on direction and body mapping.
Single classes $25
Monthly: $80 for a Package of 4 Classes
A package of 4 classes can be used over 12 weeks.
Move Well, Live Well: A 4 Week Intensive Alexander Technique Practice
with Dana Calvey
Mondays 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Free Introduction: Jan. 28th, 12PM-2PM
Class A: Feb 11th & 18th, March 4th & 11th
Class B: April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
Start your year off with clarity and a renewed sense of self!
Using foundational Alexander Technique principles to connect to your deeper self, this 4-week series offers both in-person classes and online practice sessions. You'll benefit from the best of both worlds: experiencing in-person weekly core work with hands-on support, and an online framework that will guide your exploration. You'll leave this deep Alexander Technique study feeling refreshed, with practical tools for being more connected and spontaneous in your work. This course is designed with performers in mind, but anyone who presents or deals with the public will benefit as well.
$350 for 4 Classes + Video Access (for 2 Months) + 1Hr Lesson
$ 275 for 4 Classes + Video Access (for 2 Months)
$ 225 for 4 Classes Only
Intensive: AT and Auditioning
Own Your Audition: Make the Space Your Partner
with Holly Cinnamon
Wednesdays: Jan. 30th & Feb. 6th
11:00am - 1:00pm
Free Introduction: January 23rd
Intensive Fee: $120
This workshop will offer you concrete tools and practices to find specific resources in any room that offer you a sense of support and pleasure. By orienting your attention to these resources, you can feel a sense of ownership of the space you are auditioning in, from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. Discover resources that can ground you or inspire you, make you feel big or small. Practice foregrounding and backgrounding different stimuli in your field of attention, so that you can resist being sucked into the stimuli that make you nervous and instead find support in the stimuli that center you in your work. This way, you will completely own your work in the room, and the people behind the table will not be able to keep their attention away from your presence, as you will draw attention to yourself at the center of the moment.
This workshop is for actors who are currently auditioning. You will be asked to bring in a short monologue of your choice to apply these tools directly to your audition work.
The Barrow Group:
Alexander Technique for the Actor
Level 1: Tuesdays 2:30pm-5:00pm
8 Weeks Starting January 8th, 2019
Level 2: Tuesdays 2:30pm-5:00pm
8 Weeks Starting March 5th, 2019
Class activities include awareness exercises, gentle hands-on feedback from the teachers, basic body-mapping, and practicing the coordination of your mind and body in theater exercises.
The course content will focus on these four topics: The Actor's Body in Motion, The Actor's Breathing, The Actor's Presence, Ease of Being for Creativity.
Small Group Class for Personal Attention.
You must sign-up and pay through The Barrow Group's Webpage.