MICHAEL CHEKHOVNew York City
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Summer Acting Intensive

 
The Curriculum includes a wide variety of both Traditional and Innovative physically based methods and techniques for training actors. Working with Master Teachers and founders of new innovative Movement Pedagogies; Williamson, Viewpoints, RasaBoxes and Margolis Method as well as traditional forms of movement training for actors; Mask, Mime, Clown, Laban and Michael Chekhov Technique, The program is specifically designed to expand the actor's physical technique and tool box, and to develop the actors creative imagination, vocal range and expressive body, the total Instrument.

 The program culminates in a three hour fully costumed Period Style Salon © (Williamson Technique), "A Grand Ball in the Bell Epoch". Using Williamson Period Style Movement and Michael Chekhov Character Transformation participants will create a historical character from the Edwardian Era, through the application of Chekhov's Imaginary Body, Character Centers and Character Atmospheres along with Williamson's in depth exploration of the imaginary world of the character, the polite world of manners, etiquette and period dance, the qualities of movement of the period, as well as entering the experience of the world of the historic fantasy place, along with Chekhov's Character and imagination exercises.

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