Yoga and Actor Training offers a practical introduction, as well as a discursive overview, to the ways in which the practice of yoga may be applied towards training purposes for the contemporary actor. This is the first written and audio-visually documented publication uniquely devoted to this increasingly important field.
The introductory booklet authoritatively reviews the deep involvement Stanislavski, Grotowski and Chaikin – three of the twentieth century’s most influential actor trainers – had with yoga.
The DVD, through a series of audio-visually recorded workshops with student actors at the beginning of their careers, lays down some of the foundational correspondences in the relationship between yoga and actor training. Together, the booklet and DVD present a crucial leap forward in the collaboration between the two disciplines and will be a valuable resource for students and teachers of actor and performance training.
Booklet length: 68 pages
DVD running time: approx. 2 hours