The S Word: Teaching Stanislavsky Online

A webinar brought to you by the Stanislavsky Research Centre, co-hosted by the School of Performance and Cultural Industries of the University of Leeds and the School of Performing Arts of the University of Malta.

Date: 4 November, 17:00 (GMT – London Time)

‘A Slice of Zoom Life: Uta Hagen’s Object Exercises in the COVID Era’

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Prof. David Shirley, Executive Director, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

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Following a brief contextual overview of the aims and purpose of Hagen’s training techniques, this presentation will reflect on the advantages and challenges encountered during the delivery of a series of classes to first year actors at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) during April-June 2020. How do notions of authenticity change in this context and how important is the role of the actor’s imagination in this reconfigured approach to practical training.

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‘Psychophysical Actor Training for the Small Screen’

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Prof. Stephanie Daventry French, Professor of Theatre, East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, US

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French will demonstrate subtle mind-body exercises using the anatomy of thought (WEDGAG).  These have the power to create a sculptural story through the body, stimulate inner life and thoughts in the circumstances, and activate emotions.

Session Moderated by Stefan Aquilina, Director, School of Performing Arts, University of Malta

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Registration:

https://universityofmalta.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Zy3fq0iVSryUdFIq4-Bcqg

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