“before taking the movement class i found it difficult to connect to a character physically.  now, i am more in touch with my body.”

— movement student ravenn mcdowell

body


Movement

Instructors: Eliot, Yglesias Silver, Day
Identify, relax, and warm up parts of the body that hold tension. Develop free movement and expressiveness. Work on posture, gesture, walking, and expanding physical potential. Recommend in conjunction with Principles of Realism.
No prerequisite

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Instructor: Bradley
Identify and replace unwanted habits with greater body awareness, poise, and ease of movement. Explore the Alexander Technique to allow for more variety in movement and expression.
No prerequisite

IMPROVISATION 1

Instructors: Garner, Yglesias Silver
Encourage response to stimuli with honesty, spontaneity, and creativity. Focus on sustained and relaxed awareness, resulting in more dynamic play and interactions.
No prerequisite

IMPROVISATION 2

Instructor: Yglesias Silver
Emphasis on the dynamic relationship between self-as-instrument and the performed material. Class ensemble will develop a variety of improvisational performances.
Prerequisite: Improvisation 1 or permission of the instructor

VOICE


VOICE 1

Instructor: Diggs, Campion
Provides basic techniques for vocal preparation and performance. Develop projection, vocal quality, range, energy, and expressiveness through relaxation exercises and basic physical work. Recommend in conjunction with Character and Emotion.
No prerequisite

VOICE 2

Instructor: Diggs
Intensive study of the vocal instrument for those who have already acquired basic vocal skills. Stimulates emotional, physical, and vocal range in order to creatively illuminate the text. Modern and classical monologues are explored.
Prerequisites: Voice 1 or permission of the instructor

CLASSICAL VOICE AND MOVEMENT

Team taught by Diggs and Yglesias Silver
Vocal production and movement improvisation designed to expand vocal and physical potential. Develop clarity in classical material with projection, range, and energy as focal points. Recommended in conjunction with Shakespeare 1.
Prerequisites: Voice 1 and Movement 1

Speech


STANDARD STAGE SPEECH

Instructor: Campion
Provides tools and strategies for speakers with regional dialects or foreign accents. Learn basic and advanced tools for accent modification and dialect acquisition including articulation warm-ups, speech anatomy, and the International Phoentic Alphabet. Apply to text using the General American Dialect.
No prerequisite

DIALECTS

Instructor: Campion
Introduces actors to the fundamentals of mastering any accent or dialect. Build listening and imitation skills in the acquisition of up to four dialects for the stage. Utilizes articulation warm-ups, online dialect resources, and basic phonetics to perform authentically and intelligibly in dialect. For beginners and advanced students.
No prerequisite

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You get $125 discount off tuition of a Body + Voice class when taken with an Acting class.

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