Exploring the creative state of being & being happy through method acting exercises
Method acting coach Sam Rumbelow will teach this two-day class in consultation with Gillian Wearing.
Method acting coach Sam Rumbelow will teach this two-day class in consultation with Gillian Wearing. Day one takes a practical look at Konstantin Stanislavsky's concept of the ‘creative state of being’, using physical exercises and approaches developed by American Method actor Lee Strasberg to facilitate relaxation and your own creative state of being. Although these tools were devised for actors they are relevant to any artist seeking to find their inner creative voice.
Day two focuses on applying what you have learnt from day one in order to discover and investigate happiness. The two sessions will ideally give you tools you can utilise in your art, as well as happiness resulting from self examination. Course members will not be expected to act, but this participatory course will involve the exercises mentioned above.
Sam Rumbelow is a professional coach who specialises in Method acting, an approach to stagecraft pioneered by the Russian acting teacher Konstantin Stanislavsky (1863-1938). As Rumbelow explains, Method is often midunderstood: 'There is no such thing as Method acting because it's not a style, it's a body of teaching and techniques and approach.' He goes on to define Method as 'an approach to creativity that is rooted in the notion of exploring inner truth - a means to get beyond performance.'