The Acting Studio enables and calls on actors to broaden their awareness of themselves and their attentiveness to the movements of others.
The Studio is based on Alexander Technique, a method of self-discovery which focusses on the basic impulses of human movement and how we interfere with our own coordination. Aspects explored include class and status, physical encounters, animal exercise, and image and memory work. Participants prepare performances and create characters by focusing on the body and breathing, feelings and the subconscious. In this ephemeral acting collective, each gesture counts towards the whole.
Acting is a collaborative activity; it involves an exchange of ideas and energy between artists with a common goal - to serve the characters, the story, and ultimately, the audience. As the complexity of our world grows, seeing interrelationships rather than linear cause and effect chains becomes urgent.Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad