|Registration for this event is open from:||03 Apr 2017 09:00:00 - 20 Apr 2017 22:00:00|
|Where:||NSW MEAA Office, 245 Chalmers St, Redfern 2016 (AU).|
|Date:||27 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017|
|Time:||18:00:00 - 21:00:00|
Michael Chekhov was an actor who utilised his very rich imagination and incredible facility with his body to create memorable, meaningful theatre. He also worked quite diligently to try to share his methods of discovery with his fellow actor. Because of his dedication to the art of acting, we now have many practices that we can engage in that help us to also challenge, expand, and utilize the imagination, as well as practices that can help us mine, hone, and bring forth the intelligence of the body. All of this in service of richer, bolder, more artistic and at the same time, more truthful acting.
In this evening introductory workshop, you will begin working with some of Chekhov's tools, teasing out your imagination and exercising your body's ability to play and explore the vast offerings from the world of images. If you have a piece of text, even just five lines, that you know quite well, something that can be moved around, shaped shifted, flipped upside down and you would still know the material, that would be helpful...but not necessary. Bring an open mind and an ability to move freely.
Clothing suggestion: Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in freely. Please wear soft soled shoes that do not restrict your movement in any way. Some people work barefoot. Working only in socks is not suggested as you may slip.
Bethany Caputo is in Australia to work with VCA music theatre students as part of the “Simplot Australia VCA Music Theatre Masterclass Program”. The Equity Foundation sincerely thanks Ms Caputo and the VCA for their support of this workshop.
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