the expansive performer a workshop focused on amplifying stage presence
This introduction to movement practices including 1,000 voices, Action Theater, and Listening Strategies will increase the potential of your performative power and amplify your stage presence. Using improvisation, collaborative generation of movement, storytelling, character generation, movement/theater games; research materials (readings, personal stories, poetry, video archives, etc.), and a healthy respect for whimsy, DeAnna creates a workshop environment that invites inspiration and challenges students to access new depths of their performance abilities.
REFERENCES 1. LISTENING STRATEGIES (www.paulineoliveros.us / www.deeplistening.org) Deep Listening® expands the potential for connection and interaction among performers on stage. ‘Listening Strategies’ exist as a method of concentration, cultivating consciousness of the entire body and all of its senses.
2. ACTION THEATER (www.actiontheater.com) Action Theater is an improvisational physical theater training and performance method created by Ruth Zaporah. The practice of Action Theater incorporates the disciplined exploration of embodied exercises that lead to increased skills of strong, clear, spontaneous, and artful communication.
The exercises of Action Theater isolate the components of action - time, space, shape and energy -- so they can be examined, experienced, and altered in order to expand the expressive palette. Students increase their ability to hold and express emotion, dance with their own poetry and recover lost personal material. Composition, listening and relationship are de-constructed to be re-assembled with greater awareness. Acting from a sense of play, students are encouraged to venture into transpersonal realms, accessing intelligence more encompassing and boundless than their personal experience.
3. 1,000 VOICES (www.paulajosajones.org) 1,000 Voices is a movement practice developed by Paula Josa-Jones to both train the body and generate movement. Practitioners isolate, move from and give voice to individual parts of the body, in increasing granularity. From whole body movement, to body halves, to a specific point on the body from the inside of the left wrist to the space between two cells, and every point in between.