The Invisible Body – An Introduction To The Suzuki Method Of Actor Training

w/ Shy Magsalin

A full day Suzuki technique intensive.

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Course Overview

This one day intensive explores a highly physical approach to acting and stage presence through the rigour and discipline of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training with Shy Magsalin, director of the Ninefold ensemble and member of the International Suzuki Company of Toga.

Developed by renowned theatre director Tadashi Suzuki, the Suzuki Method of Actor Training serves to strengthen an actor’s physical and vocal sensibilities, developing a highly articulate body capable of expressing and communicating with power and precision. It comprises of six basic physical exercises to train the actor and address problems that arise in performance.

This training is designed to have you working at your physical limits, getting you out of your head and into the body and soul of acting.

Course Outline

Shy will take participants through a series of foundational Suzuki Method exercises that will focus on:

– Deepening physical awareness, physical specificity and attention to sensory experience.
– Exploring the relationship between breath, energy and the body’s centre of gravity.
– Exploring the notion of “active stillness” or “movement in stillness”.
– Deepening the connection between the imagination and the body.

Course Outcomes
– Develop an awareness of how the relationship between breath, energy and the body’s centre of gravity can serve the actor in performance.
– Deepen the connection between body and imagination through sensory experience.
– Apply techniques and philosophies from the training to rehearsal and performance.

Session Details

When: 1 x Saturdays

Dates: 22nd June 2019

Cost: $125.00 (incl GST)

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Participants12 Maximum

Session Details

Payment Information

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About Shy Magsalin

Shy Magsalin is a director and actor. She is the head of the ensemble Ninefold in Sydney and works and trains regularly with the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT) in Japan. Shy graduated from UWS with a Bachelor of Performance (Theatremaking) before continuing to study the Suzuki Method of Actor Training with Zen Zen Zo (Brisbane), OzFrank Theatre (Brisbane), SITI Company in New York (2007, 2009) and SCOT in Japan (2008-current). She has directed and performed locally, interstate and internationally.

Projects include ‘The Whistling Man’ (imPACT Ensemble, 2016), ‘The Blue Book’ (International Theatre Ensemble, Sweden 2009), ‘Macbeth: 9 Scenes Rehearsed’ (Sydney, 2014), ‘Room’ (Earthcrosser Company/PACT Vacant Room, 2014), ‘The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria’ (I-SCOT, Japan 2014), ‘Kachi Kachi Yama’ (SCOT, Japan 2016), ‘The Tragedy of Antigone’ (Ninefold/PACT Axis Sydney 2016) and ‘The Blue Bird’ (I-SCOT, Japan 2017, 2019), ‘Greetings from the Edge of the Earth’ (SCOT, Japan 2017), ‘Wyrd: The Season of the Witch’ (Ninefold/PACT 2018), ‘A Murder Story Retold In Three Symphonic Vignettes’ (Ninefold/The Flying Nun 2019) and ‘Sauvage (Wild)’ (BATCH Festival/Griffin Theatre Company).

Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. & headshot to courses@thehubstudio.com.au or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course.

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