Suzuki & Viewpoints
We currently offer Suzuki/Viewpoints Workshops that present the material in varying degrees, depending on the participants. The structure can be altered to fit not only physical ability but also to complement ongoing teachings. From one hour to one week, CORE is available to work with organizers to give the best experience possible in our workshops.
Individual pricing is based upon the number of participants and duration of the workshop. Fees are calculated for a minimum of $100 for at least one hour for up to 10 participants ($50 for subsequent hours); then $20 for each additional participant (not to exceed 20 people total).
Travel area is limited but we will take all into consideration.
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What are Suzuki and Viewpoints??
Encouraging the actor’s awareness of their body, voice, and presence on stage, 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 renew the actor’s understanding of what the human body is, as well as discovering what their own individual body is capable of becoming. The training draws from traditional Japanese and Greek theater, martial arts, and dance. Close attention to the actor’s center of gravity and its relationship to other points in space are fundamental throughout the training. Use of specific forms, footwork, and breathing forces the actor to find a deeper understanding of what it means to live within a moment onstage.
Developed by Mary Overlie and Anne Bogart, Viewpoints refers to a system of improvisation created by the deconstruction of physical performance. With roots in post-modern dance, the Viewpoints are a way of categorizing and re-evaluating the basic issues that performers work with: time and space. Originally known as the Six Viewpoints, 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 actors to expand their senses and reconnect to their bodies’ full awareness while giving the ensemble a new understanding of their relationship to the audience, the stage, and to each other.