Feldenkrais for Actors & Perf.

School of Drama: Acting Technique

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Feldenkrais for Actors & Perf.

Fall 2018

Taught By: John Murphy

Section: A

CRN: 4453

Credits: 2

This course is for actors, performing artists, and those who want to explore in voice and movement new possibilities of creative expression. It is an introduction to the Feldenkrais Method providing actors and performers with essential tools to build a character and interpret a story. The course considers the body and self as instruments where participants develop different ways of moving and perceiving the body. In refining an awareness of what the body is doing participants learn they have more choices in how they move and acquire a deeper understanding of the creative process. Each session includes an Awareness Through Movement® lesson (ATM), a series of structured movement sequences that participants follow verbally utilizing attention, perception, and imagination. Movement improvisations then provide a way to further develop performance skills around studies of qualities of movement, nature, color, sound, and music. Participants thus work on fine tuning the instrument of body/self. In doing so they learn how to widen choices of voice, sensations, feelings, movement, and actions. Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Acting Technique (TUAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 12

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:31am 12/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 905

Date Range: 8/30/2018 - 12/13/2018