4 WEEK CLASS IN CREATING A CHARACTER November 11 - December 9, 2020 Wednesdays, 11am - 1pm ET *there will be no class December 2nd
Actors often complain they get typecast and end up playing themselves over and over again. This workshop will look at how actors can transform themselves and create different characters using the tools of the Michael Chekhov technique as well as improvising from the imagination. Be prepared to play!
6 WEEK CLASS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE* November 10 - December 15, 2020 Tuesdays, 11am - 1pm ET *this class is recommended for those who have experience in the technique
The Psychological Gesture is based on a single concept – behind everything we say or do there is a movement or gesture. We will be exploring different archetypical gestures attached to the will of the character. The Psychological Gesture gives the will a definite direction, awakens feelings and desires, and can help unlock the primal core of the character.
These 2 hour classes will include: -on your feet exercises in the technique - scene work with partners to put the technique into practice -a spy back for question and answers -classes will be recorded and posted until one week after the last class so you can view and practice - Classes taught by Rena Polley on Zoom
We are offering these classes for a reduced fee during this time.
FEE: $140 for 6 classes in Psychological Gesture $100 for 4 week class in Creating a Character *all fees in Canadian dollars and for those in Canada 13% HST will be added to the fee _____________________________________________________________________ __ For some of you these classes will be relatively new and for others a chance to deepen your practice. For all of us it will be an opportunity to come together from different parts of the world and explore the imaginative world of Michael Chekhov.
_______________________________________________________________________ __ "In our technique there are no purely physical exercises, all exercises are psycho-physical. The outer physical action awakens an inner psychological response" Michael Chekhov