Movement for Actors
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: The Arts
Course Number: LTHR 2080
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
This course focuses on the actor's body intelligence and how physicality creates character. We use the Feldenkrais “Method of Somatic Education and the Synapsing” system. Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons affect changes in posture, flexibility and range of motion. Synapsing's movement-based exercises are simple and playful, and ideally compliment the Feldenkrais Method in making it performer-specific. Students will develop an increased awareness of themselves in movement, specifically how to identify neuro-muscular patterns that hinder action, how to initiate change, and how to craft physical choices that support character development.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Undergraduate students.