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The Physical Actor By Annie Loui (University of California, Irvine, USA)

The Physical Actor by Annie Loui (University of California, Irvine, USA)

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Summary

Designed for the development of a strong and flexible physical body able to move with ease through space and interact instinctively on-stage, this book guides the reader through a course of movement skills, from daily warm-up to: partnering skills; spatial awareness for groups and individuals; and, heightened co-ordination and sustained motion.

The Physical Actor Summary

The Physical Actor: Exercises for Action and Awareness by Annie Loui (University of California, Irvine, USA)

The Physical Actor is a comprehensive book of actor's exercises, designed for the development of a strong and flexible physical body able to move with ease through space and interact instinctively on-stage.

Annie Loui draws on her training with Etienne Decroux, Carolyn Carlson and Jerzy Grotowski to bring Contact Improvization into the theatrical sphere and explain how it can be used to work with texts and applied directly to the theatrical stage.

This book will guide the reader through a full course of movement skills, from daily warm-up to:

  • partnering skills
  • spatial awareness for groups and individuals
  • fine motor control through mime
  • heightened co-ordination and sustained motion.

The Physical Actor Reviews

'The Physical Actor might well be titled "Actor as Dancer", so choroegraphically honed are its descriptions and analyses. At once manual and survey, the book is an engaging and inclusive overview of body techniques and their emotional connotations. In its specificity and precision, The Physical Actor is an essential resource for anyone who aspires to act or move.' - Yvonne Rainer

'This gem of a book is a must-have for actors who are searching for the right tools to unlock their body's full potential.' - Jen Colella, actress

'Annie Loui is the real deal. I love her insights into the craft and her reminders of why we do this and why the physical work is important to the actor.' - Elliot Fox, Managing Director, Primary Stages

'Loui shows actors something new: how to listen with their bodies. An indispensable book.' - Richard Brestoff, actor and author

About Annie Loui (University of California, Irvine, USA)

Annie Loui works as a director/choreographer and creator of new media performance. She teaches Movement for Actors for the professional training program at the University of California, Irvine.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1.Warm- Up and Alignment 2. Space 3. Mime 4. Partnering 5. Contact Improvisation: Practice and scene study 6. Active Imagination; performance composition

Additional information

GOR005909778
The Physical Actor: Exercises for Action and Awareness by Annie Loui (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2009-04-16
216
0415466741
9780415466745
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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