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By Elizabeth Hess

In this ebook, educator-actor-playwright-director Elizabeth Hess bargains systematic and unique explorations in functionality method. This hybrid strategy is a fusion of actual theater modalities culled from Western practices (Psycho-physical activities, Viewpoints) jap practices (Butoh, Kundalini yoga) and comparable functionality disciplines (Mask, Puppetry). Behavioral, physiological and mental ‘states of being’ are engaged to unencumber impulses, entry adventure and magnify the mind's eye. via person, partnered and collective explorations, actors discover a character’s essence and point of cognizance, their strength heart 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 starting place for producing transformative, empathetic and expansive inventive expression. Explorations should be tailored to personality paintings, scene learn and creation, together with original/devised paintings and confirmed textual content, to light up singular and miraculous paintings via collaborative creativity that's creative, inclusive and alive.

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