Movement: Onstage and Off is the complete guide for actors to the most effective techniques for developing a fully expressive body. It is a comprehensive compilation of established fundamentals, a handbook for movement centered personal growth and a guide to helping actors and teachers make informed decisions for advanced study.
This book includes:
Using imitation exercises to sharpen awareness, accessible language and adaptable material for solo and group work, the authors aim to empower you the reader to unleash your extraordinary potential.
Chapter 1 - Owning Your Body
A nine-part warm up that provides the basis for on going integration of new performance techniques: 1) Scan, 2) Place the Breath, 3) Center the Pelvis, 4) Extend the Spine, 5) Stretch into the Appendages, 6) Release the joints, 7) Ground the energy, 8) Find the balance, 9) Explore the alignment.
Chapter 2 – Healing Your Body
Chapter 3 – Mastering Your Movement
Chapter 4 – Releasing Your Other Physical Selves
Chapter 5 – Expanding Your Movements
Chapter 6 – Refining Your Moves
Chapter 7 – Selecting Your Systems
Chapter 8 – Planning Your Movement Future