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By Elizabeth Hess

In this e-book, educator-actor-playwright-director Elizabeth Hess deals systematic and unique explorations in functionality procedure. This hybrid technique is a fusion of actual theater modalities culled from Western practices (Psycho-physical activities, Viewpoints) japanese practices (Butoh, Kundalini yoga) and comparable functionality disciplines (Mask, Puppetry). Behavioral, physiological and mental ‘states of being’ are engaged to free up impulses, entry event and magnify the mind's eye. via person, partnered and collective explorations, actors discover a character’s essence and point of awareness, their strength middle and physique language, and their archetype and courting to common issues. Magic (to faux, as if), Metaphor (to evaluate, as like) and delusion (to trend after, as in) give you the origin for producing transformative, empathetic and expansive inventive expression. Explorations could be tailored to personality paintings, scene learn and construction, together with original/devised paintings and verified textual content, to light up singular and outstanding paintings via collaborative creativity that's creative, inclusive and alive.

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