Alba Method: A somatic approach to understanding the physiology of emotion.
For Actors, Directors, & Everyone interested in Emotional Awareness *Please note that this class is in Pasadena. Alba is a somatic approach to accessing emotions. Adopt the "Effector Patterns" comprised of physical postures, breathing patterns, and muscle engagement to safely and repeatedly access emotions at a range of levels. Alba is a toolkit to add to your technique, whatever method you use. What you will learn 1. Self awareness of emotional habits 2. Step-Out, a resetting of the system, aids in recovering from an emotional pattern 3. 6 basic emotions (universal) - Effector Patterns 4. Scaling emotions 5. Mixing patterns (depending on level) Instructor: Jessica Beck, CL5 Master Teacher, Feldenkrais Practitioner, Theatre Director, based in London. Dates: August 28-September 4, 2016 Schedule: Sun 8/28: 10a-1pm session, 1-3p break, 3-6p session M-F Aug 29-Sept 2: 7-10p (Thursday off) Sat 9/3: 10a-1pm session, 1-3p break, 3-6p session Sun 9/4: 10a-1pm session, 1-2p break, 2-5pm brush up
Graduate of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, with a degree in Actor Training and Coaching. My concentration is Physical Acting, as the body is such a powerful communicator. An actor, director and teacher, my focus is to create an environment that allows you the freedom to explore and make discoveries. A few reviews: "You are such a challenging, insightful and motivational teacher. I appreciated the way you challenged me during my monologue to go deeper than I thought I could go." -Brett H. "You gave us the freedom to develop our characters while providing enough structure so we never felt lost." -Steven M. "I have learned so much through your gentle guidance and have enjoyed it every step of the way." -Cat P. "I felt totally prepared and walked out feeling as though I had done everything I could have to prepare and that it paid off." - Caitlyn M.
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