Feldenkrais for Actors

How to Do Less and Discover More

By Victoria Worsley

Feldenkrais for Actors
 
Paperback, 280 pages Online Price:
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ISBN: 9781848424173
Format: 216mm x 138mm
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published: 17th November 2016
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Category: Acting, Movement & dance


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'The Feldenkrais Method is unique... I haven't found any other movement study that opens up such a rich and continuing area of enquiry' John Wright, from his Foreword

Spontaneity, sensitivity, simplicity and flexibility in any situation are just some of the qualities that the Feldenkrais Method has inspired in performers around the world. It uses movement to enable you to feel, adapt and respond in new ways – not just in limited, habitual patterns – thereby increasing your physical, emotional and mental potential.

Written by an experienced actor, theatre-maker and Feldenkrais practitioner, Feldenkrais for Actors leads you through a range of topics where using the Method can help, such as:

  • Presence and Posture
  • The Role of Tension
  • Emotion, Character and Creativity
  • Voice and Breath
  • Injury and Anxiety

Also included are dozens of exercises and lessons so that you can experience how the Method will help you in practice.

Feldenkrais for Actors is the result of thirty years of study and experience of the Method, and the benefits it can bring. It is invaluable for actors at any stage of their career, as well as for singers, dancers, musicians, martial artists, athletes and more.

Blog Post: Victoria Worsley on the Feldenkrais Method and its potential for actors: 'It encompasses a unique and profound understanding of human functioning and of how you are you – and the detail of it is like nothing I have come across elsewhere.' Read more >>

Extra Content: Victoria Worsley on how the Feldenkrais Method can help actors progress: 'If you want to be able to portray how someone else behaves, you need to know as much as you can about how you behave first or how can you make any kind of choice about what to do differently?' Read more on the Actors Centre blog.

'A very readable, very practical book... makes a very passionate, detailed and accessible argument for how and why the Feldenkrais Method can be useful to an actor's continuing creative development'

- Theatre, Dance and Performance Training

Victoria Worsley qualified as a Feldenkrais practitioner in 2007, after decades of working as an actor, movement director and theatre-maker. She teaches Feldenkrais in drama schools, at the Actors Centre in London, and for other performance companies and organisations, as well as coaching actors on an individual basis.


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