Essential Stage Movement: Psycho-physical training for Actor (Volume 1)
Год издания: 2010Количество страниц: 478
Essential Stage Movement is a comprehensive text/exercise book for future and current actors, dancers, and performers. The High School, College and University students of Drama and Theater Departments would find it extremely beneficial for preparing their minds and bodies for the profession. This textbook fills the gap in specialized physical education of the actors. Different techniques and approaches existing and practiced in formal and informal movement education are eclectic and cannot satisfy the need to develop long lasting qualities and skills in relatively short time. The Method described in this text has a scientific foundation and has been developed by many researches and practitioners over the period of hundred years. It has been tested on many generations of students in various countries just to prove that this approach is universal. The Method of learning Movement for Actor expressed in nearly two hundred of exercises, which would develop all necessary for performer Faculties, Habits, and Skills. Never before this method originated in Russia was presented in such a detail and completeness on the West. Based in Konstantin Stanislavskya??s teaching about Acting, this technique would also be of assistance to Stage Movement Teachers, Theatre Directors and Managers. Essential Stage Movement consists of three parts: The Theory, the Practice, and The Methodology. For the first time ever the author gives a brief history of the subject Stage Movement. The Practice includes exercises that would develop different qualities and skills. Among them are Balance, Coordination, Rhythmicity, Sense of Space, and Flexibility to name a few. The Methodology part explains in detail how to present the exercises to the students for the best results. This book is supported by a Video Instructor course in Movement for Actor, which is available via the Internet at www.stagemovement.com.