New Workshop: Intro to Suzuki and Viewpoints Sessions presented by NOW! Theatre

NOW! TheatreA new workshop series co-taught by Brennan Campbell and Alyssa Kostello! Go while you can as the price is being sponsored by NOW! Theatre.

March 18, March 25, April 1, April 8
Time 6:30-8pm
Location: Sideshow Studios
Cost: $5 per session
(If we find a want/need to continue this weekly training, we will be raising the cost to cover rental)

Participants will cultivate dynamic stage presence and expand their physical, mental, vocal, and emotional faculties. The heat of this training crafts artists who are ferocious, able to graciously enter any challenge, and are ready for peak performance.

-If you are new to this training method, this is a perfect and affordable way to explore and learn.
-If you are rusty, this is a good place to brush up.
-If you are experienced, this is a good place to get back to the basics.

This is a safe environment where any participant may hone their craft and the art of openness.

SUZUKI METHOD
Developed by internationally acclaimed director Tadashi Suzuki, the Suzuki Method’s principal concern is with restoring the wholeness of the human body to the theatrical context and uncovering the actor’s innate expressive abilities. A rigorous physical discipline drawn from such diverse influences as ballet, traditional Japanese and Greek theater, and martial arts, the training seeks to heighten the actor’s emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage. Attention is on the lower body and a vocabulary of footwork, sharpening the actor’s breath control and concentration.

VIEWPOINTS
A technique of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the two dominant issues performers deal with—time and space—into six categories. Anne Bogart and Tina Overlie adapted them for actors. The Viewpoints allows a group of actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively, and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement and makes ensemble playing really possible.

Please rsvp or send any questions to nowtheatrevancouver@gmail.com

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