Witold Fitz-Simon & Belinda Mello
Why is body knowledge so important for actors?
Stella Adler said, “listen with your blood.” To be authentic, and to be honest in the moment as actors, we must know how to sense deeply; how to listen to our blood, our bones, and our breath. Let’s spend some time listening and learning: exploring the geography of our bodies, building confidence and trust in Self. This course will help you recognize the stories your body inspires in you and tells the audience.
Learning more about who we are physically - our anatomy - is the jumping off point for this series of classes, including Bones, Joints, Muscles, Breath. In each session you will draw a connection between your body knowledge and your performance presence. Class activities will include experiential anatomy, improvisation and work with text.
Hands-on attention from two Alexander Technique teachers will allow you to embody and integrate playfully this course work into your expression of character, relationship and story.