Breathing, movement, exploration

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Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2001 - Performing Arts - 247 pages
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(Applause Books). Breathing, Movement, Exploration is a groundbreaking approach to how to use your body. Barbara Sellers-Young combines body mechanics and eastern and western philosophy to create a new visceral awareness of the performance process. Its simple, step-by-step structure enables the reader to learn the concepts of Laban and Stanislavski while exploring eastern ideas of breath and energy. Breathing, Movement, Exploration is a useful blueprint for how to use your body on stage. It speaks to professionals as well as anyone fascinated by the inner-process of an actor's training or to gain cognitive and physical insight into one's own self.

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Contents

Awareness
1
Personal Inventory
15
Body Scan
27
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Barbara Sellers-Young is an associate professor of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, Davis. As a dancer, choreographer and director, her work has been performed in theatre companies in this country and abroad.

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