By Elizabeth Hess

In this e-book, educator-actor-playwright-director Elizabeth Hess bargains systematic and unique explorations in functionality procedure. This hybrid technique is a fusion of actual theater modalities culled from Western practices (Psycho-physical activities, Viewpoints) jap practices (Butoh, Kundalini yoga) and similar functionality disciplines (Mask, Puppetry). Behavioral, physiological and mental ‘states of being’ are engaged to liberate impulses, entry adventure and amplify the mind's eye. via person, partnered and collective explorations, actors discover a character’s essence and point of awareness, their power heart and physique language, and their archetype and courting to common subject matters. Magic (to faux, as if), Metaphor (to evaluate, as like) and delusion (to development after, as in) give you the beginning for producing transformative, empathetic and expansive creative expression. Explorations might be tailored to personality paintings, scene examine and construction, together with original/devised paintings and tested textual content, to light up singular and magnificent paintings via collaborative creativity that's creative, inclusive and alive.

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