November 1-12 // Monday – Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm ET
A virtual approach to learning the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and the Viewpoints, specifically designed to challenge first time practitioners and experienced artists. The training is shared using graphics, physical demonstrations and guidance. The participant will learn in an environment of safety and clarity. This mix level class allows artists new to the training immerse themselves alongside experienced artists.
This course will take advantage of what distanced learning does best by teaching participants to adapt training in their own space while celebrating the act of training together across distance. By the end of the program both experienced and first-time practitioners are able to attend our weekly Drop-In classes.
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 apply:
This workshop is open to actors, directors, dancers, and performance makers.
Artists who have not trained with SITI before are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Cost of the workshop:
The cost of the workshop is $425
The $15 non-refundable application fees are used the cover the admin costs of processing applications for our programs; however, if that fee creates a significant hurdle for you please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
SITI has a limited number of $300 scholarships for BIPOC artists. To be considered for that scholarship please email email@example.com.
SITI offers these scholarships as a part of a larger effort to diversify our training room. We recognize that having BIPOC representation in each training makes the experience better for all artists and hope this offering will help us to build a safer room for our BIPOC alumni and collaborators. Individual artists’ scholarship status will not be disclosed to faculty or other artists.