Animal studies are a step toward transforming as an actor into a character.
The study of animals enables actors to act and react in new ways; to enrich and expand their own physical and emotional world to include surprising and new ways of moving and acting.
During this unique intensive 3-day workshop, Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad- internationally acclaimed acting coaches and teachers of the Alexander Technique, as well as pioneers in its application to film and theater- will team up to help actors focus on finding the physical matrix of the character, a “hook” or an “anchor” which clearly expresses the stance, the walk, the gestures, the psychological and emotional life of the role within the given circumstances. Actors will find the body that corresponds not only to the logic of the text, but its rhythms and energy. Finding the right body, allows the words to be spoken with greater ease. The voice (and its energy and music) become a direct reflection of the body. And both become integrated.
About the teachers: Jean-Louis has taught the Alexander Technique for the past thirty-four years. His unique approach to movement education and to improving the levels of performance has brought international recognition. For the past ten years, Kristof has successfully worked in film and television in the United States and Europe, and has taught for the Berlin International Film Festival, Verbier Festival & Academy in Switzerland, and the UBS Verbier Youth Orchestra. He is teaching Intensive Acting in Film and Alexander Technique Workshops in: New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Berlin, and Vancouver. Together, Jean-Louis and Kristof collaborate at the Larry Moss Studio, Howard Fine Acting Studio, teaching for the UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies, Theatricum Botanicum, and Media Access.
This is a rare visit to Toronto! In order to ensure that each participant is able to fully benefit from this workshop, class size is limited to 25 on a first come, first served basis.
The workshop will be held on July 22, 23 and 24, 2016 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. Location: The Citadel, 304 Parliament St, Toronto, ON M5A 2Z6