Physical Training 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.
Open to Undergraduate students.