Suzuki-Viewpoints Working Sessions
KCPublic hosts working sessions in the Suzuki-Viewpoints acting method. These sessions act as a space for those who want to be introduced to the method, those who are familiar with Suzuki-Viewpoints and want to keep up their practice, or those who simply want a good workout!
Pricing: All working sessions are pay-what-you-can.
For more information, or to sign-up for a session, contact KCPublic at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Suzuki-Viewpoints”.
What is Suzuki-Viewpoints?
The Suzuki Method of actor training gives the actor a form of physical training that other acting methods cannot. The Suzuki Method of Actor Training was created by Tadashi Suzuki with the Suzuki Company of Toga and further taught and refined in the United States by the SITI Company of New York. The aim of this form of training is to increase awareness of the capabilities of the body and its relationship to the space around it. The training draws from traditional Japanese and Greek theater, martial arts, and dance. A series of rigorous walking and core building exercises, which pay close attention to the actor’s center of gravity and its relationship to other points in space, are fundamental throughout the training.
Viewpoints refers to a system of improvisation created by the deconstruction of physical performance. The Viewpoints are a way of categorizing and re-evaluating the basic issues that performers work with: time and space. Originally developed by Mary Overlie for ballet, this system has since been expanded through exploration by Anne Bogart and the SITI Company. Viewpoints training helps groups of actors find immediacy, clarity, and focus to work as an ensemble. This form of physical improvisation training allows the ensemble a new understanding of their relationship to the audience, the stage, and to each other.