Movement for Actors
Musical Theater Workshops:
1. DANCE - This three hour workshop is an introduction to a few musical theater dance styles. I provide every student with a packet full of valuable info and coupons (if available). This workshop consists of a lecture, dance combinations, feedback and a Q & A.
2. TRIPLE THREAT - This workshop teaches what it means to be a triple threat. A Broadway dance number is taught, the vocal part is taught and then direction on acting. Students will then perform the full number. Feedback, notes and a Q& A.
Movement for Actors Workshop:
This workshop teaches actors basic dance vocabulary, basic anatomy, stretching and breathing exercises. This class has an open, less traditional structure. I try to take the non dancing performer down a road of physical discovery, opening up the way they view their bodies as instruments. Every artist needs to investigate what it means to be human both physically and emotionally, this workshop gives the actor the tools to feel physically empowered in any scene.
This workshop provides an atmosphere for students to recognize and release personal creativity; it investigates the full range of the human body as a tool for communication. It seeks to free the artist of habitual movement and expand personal vocabulary. In the more advanced classes, I introduce improvisation techniques to help with personal choreographic style. This is the perfect workshop for singers who move well, actors and non dancing artists.
This workshop can be a few hours long and consists of a lecture, a mock dancing and singing audition with feedback and a Q&A. Students should prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song for the singing audition. The dance combo will be taught on the spot.