Biomechanics/Movement Class, Day 6 & 7: Spazz

Sunday’s class was mostly about multi-tasking. I mean, we’ve been memorizing the Tennyson poem, and reciting parts of that as we move, but what we did on day 6 was moving different parts of our body, in different rhythms, at the same time. It was tough. It also seems counter-intuitive, because actors don’t usually do […]

Biomechanics/Movement Class, Days 4 and 5

I have to sum up two, because its been a crazy week, which includes a fixed bike that I’m going to start riding to work, hopefully. We continue to move and explore in new and crazy ways, trying things with a partner and experimenting alone. We are, however, finally bridging the gap between trying new […]

Some things I have completely forgotten to mention about the Biomechanics class

I wrote these down in my terrible handwriting, fully intending to post them here, and I keep forgetting to. That actually happens quite a bit — its sort of the downside to having a notebook and periods at work with a lot of free time. So yes, the big one was from the very first […]

Biomechanics/Movement Class, Day 3: Poetry of Language and Movement

To help test our focus, we’re slowly memorizing parts of this poem: Ulysses (part 1) Alfred, Lord Tennyson It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Matched with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and […]

Biomechanics/Movement Class, Day 1

I started the Movement/Biomechanics intensive at Freehold Studio yesterday. My general impression from this class: I am going to be so ripped by the end of the class. Wow. We definitely moved around a lot. Biomechanics is all about physical control on stage. Stanislavsky’s method is supposed to be about emotional control, although I personally […]