The Equity Professional Program

The Equity Foundation hosts more than 100 events a year throughout Australia and New Zealand. The program is developed in close collaboration with performers.

The Equity Foundation's masterclasses are designed to address our members’ need for ongoing professional development and provide rare opportunities to work with leading directors, coaches and casting agents.
Our workshop series is an opportunity to work on specifics, such as acting for the camera, comedy, dancing, voiceovers and accents. Up to 10 members work over a two-hour period with an expert in their field.
In Conversation
As part of the foundation’s In Conversation series, performers are given the opportunity to attend an intimate question and answer session with leading international actors and directors. Sir Ian McKellen, Richard E Grant, Sam Neill, and Cate Blanchett are among those who have participated in the In Conversation events.
Casting Hothouse 
Each year the Equity Foundation hosts a Casting Hothouse, which gives performers a unique opportunity to work with international casting agents, such as CBS TV Studios’ vice president of casting Matt Skrobalak and US feature film casting director Margery Simkin.
Student Days
We know how difficult it can be getting a toehold in the entertainment industry, so each year the Equity Foundation holds an industry day designed to provide graduates with important information and tools to help them on their way to a successful performance career.

Events Program

The Alexander Technique With Barbara Robertson

05 Jun 2017
18:00:00 -  21:00:00
The registration period is from 15 May 2017 09:00:00 to 30 May 2017 20:00:00

Event description:

Want to get more work? It is your body which gives your work authenticity or lets you down.The Alexander Technique empowers you and gives your work a deeper grounding by identifying excessive and unwanted postural and movement habits which interfere with your performance. The resulting ease and freedom opens your instrument (body) allowing you to breathe efficiently, be on your voice and in your body so that you can easily find your characters and their spontaneity, presence, connections to scene partners, emotions, intentions and actions. Come and explore this empowering Technique which is used by many actors the world over to launch & sustain their long careers. Successful attendees will need to wear comfy clothing - bring a monologue of a paragraph length and bring four books.

Bio of host:
Barbara has 20 years experience as an Alexander Technique Teacher. She has been running a successful Private and Corporate Practice in Double Bay for those years, during which time she has worked extensively with professional actors, musicians and singers. In addition to teaching at AIM-Dramatic Arts Barbara has also taught at ACA, Howard Fine Studio, Melbourne and on The Open Program at NIDA. Barbara is the Alexander Technique Teacher supporting International Acting Coaches during their Australian Master Classes. 1. Jean-Louis Roderique, Master Alexander Technique Teacher, Los Angeles, 2012 (Sydney) 2014 (Melbourne) 2015 (Sydney), 2. Larry Moss, New York Acting Coach, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016 Master Class Auditor, 3. Howard Fine, Los Angeles Acting Coach, 2013 (Sydney) 2014 (Sydney & Melbourne) 2015 (Sydney & Melbourne) 2016 (Sydney & Melbourne), 4. David Coury, Vocal Coach, Los Angeles, 2014 (Melbourne) 2015 (Melbourne).

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