Techniques

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SUZUKI

Suzuki technique is a vocal training comprised of physical teachings drawn from traditional Japanese theatre and western techniques. Students will use several Suzuki "walks" to exercise focus, discipline and the grounding of energy. The training, while physically demanding, frees the voice and lends it power.

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CHEKHOV

Chekhov technique focuses on the evocative ability of the actor’s imagination. It includes the study of psychological gesture, the three centers of the body and how they interact with each other. The character body is constructed using internal gesture and imagery.

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Viewpoints

Viewpoints is an ensemble-based technique that hones an actor’s freedom of response in movement and gesture. The Viewpoints have been adapted for actors by Anne Bogart and Tina Landau of the SITI Company and the Steppenwolf Company, respectively. Training is very physical and requires movement clothes.

 
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Alba Emoting

Alba Emoting was invented by German neuroscientist Susana Bloch as a method of emotional recall and control. Students of Alba technique are emotionally agile and benefit from the ability to choose to summon or dismiss any emotion at will. 

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Meisner

Sanford Meisner's technique holds that acting is reacting. The method relies heavily on text and repetition, utilizing partner work to heighten students' sensitivity to interesting behavior and making reactive choices.

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Stage Combat

Stage combat is a broad term that describes the concept of violence-as-narrative. Technique here is taught in the American tradition as taught by the Society of American Fight Directors, which oversees most major theatrical and film violence in the USA.