TOM BENTLEY FISHER - CHARACTER TRANSFORMATION and THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MOVEMENT
CHARACTER TRANSFORMATION and THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MOVEMENT
If creation begins in a moment of release and chaos, the question of your capacity to live inside that chaos in a full, truthful and penetrable way becomes immediate.
In this 16-hour introductory weekend workshop for actors, dancers, writers and directors, you will immerse first into a series of physical, non-intellectual exercises in which you let go of your mind; unlock deeply held, hidden resistances to creative discovery; and make contact with new levels of creative freedom. You will begin to learn a unique methodological approach that allows you to make spontaneous contact with the emotions, the intuitions, the thought process, and the senses, allowing for rapid growth and shifts. This physical work is then incorporated into text, character, voice, movement and the cultivation of presence.
Simple and profoundly transformational, what you learn can be utilized in your ongoing creative projects for years to come. Tom will be in residency in the Bay Area through early-March to continue working with participants who wants to go deeper. It is his first time teaching in Northern California since 2007.
Friday, January 16, 2014: 6pm - 10pm
Saturday, January 17, 2014: 10am - 4pm
Sunday, January 18, 2014: 11am - 5pm
WEAR: Comfortable clothing you can move freely in
BRING: Water and lunch/snack
LOCATION: Jeffrey Bihr Studio, 5390 Miles Ave, Oakland
TRANSPORTATION: 5 minute walk from Rockridge BART, plenty of street parking in a lovely residential neighborhood
Registration limited to 12 participants
Tom Bentley-Fisher has directed and performed in Europe, Canada, and the United States and taught at universities, theatre schools and on-going studio classes for over 30 years. He began as an actor, training in New York and London with Sanford Meisner and Yat Malmgren, and then performed in London's West End before moving on to directing and teaching. Tom has coached young actors preparing for some of the best US and British theater schools, and seasoned performers who now work with major companies around the world. He has served as Artistic Director of five professional theatres, and is currently at the helm of Tant per Tant, an international theater company based in Canada and Barcelona, Spain. Over the span of his career, Tom has developed a highly original approach to acting based on the work of his own mentor, Yat Malmgren, that brings a unique and detailed approach to unlocking hidden resistances, allowing the performer/writer/director to become astonishingly free. Tom's mentor Yat Malmgren's students included Anthony Hopkins, Sean Connery, Patricia Neal, Colin Firth, and directors Peter Brook, Peter Hall and Tony Richardson, among many others. The work meets each person exactly where they are, right now, and allows for rapid growth and shifts.
Jeffey Bihr Studio (View)
5390 Miles Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|