By Elizabeth Hess

ISBN-10: 1349951056

ISBN-13: 9781349951055

In this publication, educator-actor-playwright-director Elizabeth Hess deals systematic and unique explorations in functionality process. This hybrid process is a fusion of actual theater modalities culled from Western practices (Psycho-physical activities, Viewpoints) japanese practices (Butoh, Kundalini yoga) and comparable functionality disciplines (Mask, Puppetry). Behavioral, physiological and mental ‘states of being’ are engaged to release impulses, entry adventure and magnify the mind's eye. via person, partnered and collective explorations, actors discover a character’s essence and point of recognition, their strength middle and physique language, and their archetype and dating to common topics. Magic (to faux, as if), Metaphor (to evaluate, as like) and delusion (to trend after, as in) give you the starting place for producing transformative, empathetic and expansive inventive expression. Explorations should be tailored to personality paintings, scene learn and construction, together with original/devised paintings and confirmed textual content, to light up singular and spectacular paintings via collaborative creativity that's creative, inclusive and alive.

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