actor’s research & training

We are active in actor’s research and we promote the culture of daily physical and vocal training. Our point of departure is the body and voice of the actor and our aim to help the actor break his automatisms and reach a stage expression beyond his physical habits and clichés.

The actor works not towards a body that moves, but towards a body free of personal blockings and transparent enough to communicate a story, through movement or stillness. Our training is based on the technique of physical and vocal actions and exercises the ability of the actor to treat his physical and vocal instrument with conscience, detail and precision, as well as to engage his body and mind in acting (to act= to realize actions)- not in description, nor pretension.

Through real actions (movements with real impulses), an intense body/mind connection, the exploration of different qualities of energy and the experience of uncomfortable zones in the body and voice, the actor focuses on how to build his own presence on stage.

 

Contents:
o Training: body/mind connection, spherical awareness, breathing, rhythm, flow, resistance, energy, concentration, balance/unbalance, work with weight.
o Creation: difference movement/action, construction of physical and vocal scores of actions, interaction between organic and narrative dramaturgy, repetition, relation body/space, improvisation/connection between text/body.

see also: L A B

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THEATRE TECHNIQUE

Acting is a procedure of broadening your personal limits. An emotional opening in order to embrace the other.

It demands generosity and courage from the part of the actor.

Abandon the body of the daily life in order to walk towards the body of the character. Make space to your emotional world in order to permit the emotion of the character.

A professional actor should develop his personal technique and keep in constant training (mental, emotional, physical) through-out his life. This is a profession of life-long learning and a work of perseverance, precision and detail.

In order to become the other you must be ready to abandon yourself. Technique is there to create the rigid frame, within which, you may find the freedom to explore and meet the other. In the end, becoming the other, takes you closer to yourself.

Christina Kyriazidi

 

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