Actor Training the Laban Way: An Integrated Approach to Voice, Speech, and Movement
Actor Training the Laban Way offers a groundbreaking approach to physical and vocal movement by applying theories of Rudolf Laban, one of the 20th century’s most important movement theorist. This practical exercise book includes explorations and exercises designed to help imagination and expression blossom, with individual, partner, and group exercises related to:
· Breath Support
· Articulation and Rhythmic Exploration
· Dynamic Alignment
· Balance · Flexibility
· Building Relationships
· Expressing Heightened Movements
· Revealing Your State of Mind ·
Refine your skills as you revisit and refine each exercise and gradually build your body’s ability to concentrate and learn through movement.
Also built-in are 65 original Illustrations, including 21 anatomy drawings, all in the service of your journey to integration of voice, speech, and movement.
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