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Movement Training for Actors


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Preface by Michael Gaunt Introduction Part 1: The Universal State 1) The universal state for the group 2) Space, dimension and rhythm 3) The universal state for the individual 4) Pure movement to achieve neutral Part 2: Movements with Imagination at the Heart of Pure Movement 5) Core Movement exercises 6) Dynamic movement: The Cat 7) Acrobatics and tumbling for the acting student 8) Neutral mask 9) Character mask Part 3: Body Awareness, Trust and Sensitivity 10) Exploration of body and mind 11) Massage and relaxation Part 4: Observation and Imagination 12) Observation 13) Animal study 14) Elements Part 5: Imagination and Transformation 15) The Seven Deadly Sins 16) Explorative movement 17) Period movement 18) Period dance Conclusion by Robert Price A note on Trish Arnold Further reading Index

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Movement Training for Actors provides a practical workbook approach to the core fundamentals of movement, fusing together the work of the key practitioners, from former Head of Movement at RADA, Jackie Snow.

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Jackie Snow is a choreographer, movement director and teacher of actors for both stage and screen in the UK and internationally specialising in movement, acrobatics and historical dance. She was Head of Movement at RADA (2003-11), trained actors at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (1983-2003) and has taught at BADA since 1995. Her professional work coaching actors in movement and choreography has included three seasons at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre with Mark Rylance and with Sir Peter Hall at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.


It is an excellent resource for practitioners looking for a store of movement exercises. -- Amita Nijhawan * New Theatre Quarterly *
Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers. -- J. Tomalin, San Francisco State University * CHOICE *

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