Movement training for the stage and screen: the organic connection between mind, spirit, and body
This breakthrough book offers actors a physical approach to characterization and movement. Detailed exercises, supported by how-to photographs, focus on such principles as relaxation, posture, flexibility, alignment, breathing, and centering.
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