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From Stress-Out to Restored! Somatic Support for Actors

In Actors, Creativity, News, Performers, Stress, The Classroom by Mary Rudd

by Laura Bond Photo by Nadim Merrikh on Unsplash The belief that “great actors need to struggle and suffer for their art” is perpetuated throughout training programs and within the profession. I knew this all too well as an actor in pursuit of an MFA degree in acting/directing in my mid-twenties. Having a personality determined to get the most benefit …

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Exploring Memories Through Movement: A Dialogue

In Creativity, News by Mary Rudd

Kate Conroy, MA, GCFP, and Marty Correia, MFA KATE: Ten years ago Marty’s was the first head I rolled. As a dedicated spouse she was my first volunteer outside of my training cohort. Marty’s absorption of the work and her feedback was profound and encouraging to me.  MARTY:  At first, Kate’s Feldenkrais® sessions seemed too slow and incremental for my …

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Expand Your Horizon for Creative Vision

In Creativity, Featured, News, Vision by admin_feldenkrais

by Tiffany Sankary, GCFP “With paying attention, learning, doing, we improve and enlarge our horizons.” – Moshe Feldenkrais What’s the relationship between our physical vision and our creative vision? What’s the relationship between the quality of our movement and the quality of our imagination?  When you feel tight, stuck, blocked, frozen, chaotic, confused, Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® can help bring …

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The Feldenkrais® “Stay-At-Home” Survival Kit

In Creativity, Featured, News by MaryBeth Smith

How are you? Where does the time go each day? Whether you are stress-baking, cleaning out closets, binging on Netflix, or all of the above, we see you and want you to know that you’re not alone. Some are dealing with boredom and “bottom of the list” chores, while others are busy homeschooling their kids, telecommuting, and figuring out what’s …

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Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education as a Tool for Developing Emotional Expression and Portrayal with Actors (and non-actors, too)

In Creativity, Members by MaryBeth Smith

Theatrical artistic director and teacher Odette Guimond uses the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education and The Emotional Body® to help actors to refine their craft as expressive artists. We asked Odette to share her experience with our community in In Touch IT: How has the Feldenkrais Method influenced your work with actors and emotional expression? OG: I have always been …