Holistic Actor Method Six Day Introductory Workshop

The Emotional Body as the Basis for Performance

Workshop Details

This workshop introduces the fundamental elements of the Holistic Actor Method: a psychophysical approach to acting that integrates movement, breathwork, voice, introduction to emotional states, embodied text, ensemble collaboration, and relating with theatrical space. Supported by a holistic wellness program for theatre professionals.

The training paradigm combines Grotowski, late Stanislavski, environmental theatre and principles of sacred space, the classical Indian performance theory of emotional states (rasa aesthetics), Laban Movement Analysis, Bartenieff Fundamentals and Vinyasa Krama Yoga.

Designed for groups working closely together through performance collaboration/investigation and/or theatre training: theatre schools, professional actors, directors, performance artists and professional theatre companies.

Location: On location with the group or company requesting the workshop

Workshop Fee:  €2500 group rate plus travel expenses

Retreat Option: The Six Day Intro may be booked as a retreat. Fees include meals and accommodation and are based on the preferred location (Lake Balaton or one of the Ionian islands) and the number of participants.

Daily Schedule

9:30 am - 6 pm with a lunch break from 12:30 - 1:30 pm

The workshop requires intense physical and mental focus and it is strongly recommended that participants get as much sleep as possible.

Days 1 thru 4

9:30 am  - 12:30 pm: Body|Mind Principles & Practices for Actors

  • Vinyasa Krama Yoga

  • Bartenieff Fundamentals

  • Laban Movement Analysis

  • Embodied Anatomy

2 - 6 pm – The Emotional Body in Performance

Day 5

9:30 am  - 12:30 pm: Holistic Wellness Module

  • Yin Yoga

  • Myofascial Release

  • Ayurvedic Self-Care

2 - 6 pm: Transitioning from Performance to Daily Life

  • Understanding Emotional States

  • Yoga Energetics

Day 6

9:30 am  - 12:30 pm: Theatre Towards Enlightenment

  • History of ritual theatre practices

  • The actor as shaman|priest/ess

  • The art of witnessing for actor and audience

  • The ethics of actor training

2 - 5 pm - Reflection & Closing Ritual

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