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Mask and Fitzmaurice Voicework®

Foundations for Actor training

  • Ended
  • From 550 Australian dollars
  • Melbourne Actors Guild - 137a Acland Street, St Kilda

Service Description

Mask and Fitzmaurice voicework® - Foundations for Actor training. 18th-22nd of Sept 2023 Monday to Friday: 6.00pm-9.30 pm (5 evenings) Through intensive physical actor training, this workshop will provide participants an in-depth exploration of the deep holistic presence between body, voice and imagination. Budi Miller Taksu Training (BMTT), Mask Work and Fitzmaurice Voicework® offer performers a safe environment where they can tap into parts of themselves that they haven't yet explored, as well as releasing the parts of their artistry that has been held when performing. Taksu is a performance energy that the Balinese say is the moment when the energy of the divine appears. The embryo of taksu lives in everyone, and it has different names in other cultures. For example, the Spanish call it dunede, the French elan, the Japanese call it the blossoming flower of hana and the Yoruba people call it ase. It is more commonly known to athletes as the zone. Training in masks unlock the deep knowledge of the physical and emotional body. This is a body free from judgment, guilt, shame or punishment. With a free body, participants will begin to open the gateways to the energy of taksu. Throughout Budi’s over 20 years of research and development of BMTT while incorporating the Balinese Performing Arts Training (BPAT), he has freed the imaginations of actors for theatre and on camera performance around the world. BMTT empowers actors to move past the pedestrian linear experience of average thought rooted in the ego driven self and into an unlimited inspired actor’s imagination. The release breath work of Fitzmaurice Voicework® was created by Catherine Fitzmaurice and influenced by the work of Alexander Lowen's Bioenergetic Tremors, yoga stretches, shiatzu, and reiki. There is an expansive release of the respiratory system, vocal tract and accompanying skeletal musculature with the aid of physical ‘dynamic efforts’ and is where actors are introduced to the energy of breath. Participants will begin to experience the power of a free torso while discovering the different passageways of breath throughout the body and how they connect to the imagination. Participants will be guided through a moment-to-moment flow of consciousness where actors surrender to their images and inspired inner voices while engaging with their inner landscape of the simultaneous expression of body and a voice. Actors begin to tap into powerful impulses to harnessed in their acting.

Cancellation Policy

REFUND POLICY: 24 hours notice is required for all Private Session bookings. Fail to notify within this time may result in a full fee charged. The course fees are due two (2) weeks prior to course commencement. The inability to pay fees by this time may result in your place being given to the next person on the list. Refunds for course cancellation are available until 14 days before course commencement. Cancellation up until 10 days prior to course commencement may be applied to a course credit, which can be transferred for courses or private training within 12 months of the cancellation. No refunds or credits are available from days prior to course commencement, and after the course has commenced. If for any reason you cannot attend the entire course, there is no refund for missed hours or classes. Please organise your schedule so that you do not miss a precious moment of our courses (and let us know in advance if this is the case). We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Contact Details

91H St David St, Thornbury VIC, Australia

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