On December 15th from 6-8pm EST, SITI Company will be offering a free Suzuki and Viewpoints class for new students. This session is for artists interested in our Winter Intensives (Introductory or Beginner/Intermediate Suzuki and Viewpoints.) SITI Company Members will introduce the basic tenants of the training while giving a taste of what the two week intensives will be like. You will have a chance to train with Akiko Aizawa and Samuel Stricklen. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions about the training and our Winter Intensives.
This class is offered free of charge for up to 25 artists.
Class will take place on Zoom.
SUZUKI METHOD OF ACTOR TRAINING
Developed by internationally acclaimed director Tadashi Suzuki and the Suzuki Company of Toga, the Suzuki Method’s principle concern is restoring the wholeness of the human body to the theatrical context and uncovering the actor’s innate expressive abilities. A rigorous physical discipline drawn from such diverse influences as ballet, traditional Japanese and Greek theater, and martial arts, the training seeks to heighten the actor’s emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage. Attention is on the lower body and a vocabulary of footwork, sharpening the actor’s breath control and concentration.
The Viewpoints technique grew out of the post-modern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie who broke down the dominant issues performers deal into six categories, the Six Viewpoints. Since that time the SITI Company has continued to research and explore her original work. The language of the Viewpoints allows the individual artist a way to practice observing the present moment with increasing sensitivity, and to respond with greater range. The Viewpoints also allows a group of actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement for both the individual and ensemble.
Who Should Join?
All theater artists are welcome to join, including actors, directors, dancers, playwrights, and performers of any kind.