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By Elizabeth Hess

In this publication, educator-actor-playwright-director Elizabeth Hess bargains systematic and unique explorations in functionality procedure. This hybrid strategy is a fusion of actual theater modalities culled from Western practices (Psycho-physical activities, Viewpoints) jap practices (Butoh, Kundalini yoga) and similar functionality disciplines (Mask, Puppetry). Behavioral, physiological and mental ‘states of being’ are engaged to release impulses, entry adventure and amplify the mind's eye. via person, partnered and collective explorations, actors discover a character’s essence and point of recognition, their power middle and physique language, and their archetype and courting to common issues. Magic (to faux, as if), Metaphor (to examine, as like) and delusion (to trend after, as in) give you the beginning for producing transformative, empathetic and expansive inventive expression. Explorations will be tailored to personality paintings, scene research and construction, together with original/devised paintings and demonstrated textual content, to light up singular and fabulous paintings via collaborative creativity that's artistic, inclusive and alive.

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