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Movement

Our personalities are indicated by the shape of our bodies and the way that we stand, sit walk. Our movements and their motivations stem from physical, emotional and mental sources. Our minds and feelings are informed by physical experience. Thoughts trigger emotions and actions. We sense our bodies and we are aware of its energy. The outline of the body is the shape of its inner contents. Movement starts with an impulse and not for movements’ sake. The actor transforms his body into many bodies but always moves out of need. The role of the movement teacher is to free this process. To assist the actor in bringing the body to a state of readiness; to be aware of its weight, rhythm and breath. It is through the practice of movement that we open up the possibility of information flowing freely from the inside-out and the outside-in. This state enables the actor to give way to the imagination.