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By Elizabeth Hess

In this publication, educator-actor-playwright-director Elizabeth Hess bargains systematic and unique explorations in functionality approach. This hybrid technique is a fusion of actual theater modalities culled from Western practices (Psycho-physical activities, Viewpoints) japanese practices (Butoh, Kundalini yoga) and comparable functionality disciplines (Mask, Puppetry). Behavioral, physiological and mental ‘states of being’ are engaged to liberate impulses, entry event and magnify the mind's eye. via person, partnered and collective explorations, actors discover a character’s essence and point of recognition, their power heart and physique language, and their archetype and dating to common subject matters. Magic (to faux, as if), Metaphor (to evaluate, as like) and fable (to trend after, as in) give you the beginning for producing transformative, empathetic and expansive inventive expression. Explorations may be tailored to personality paintings, scene research and construction, together with original/devised paintings and confirmed textual content, to light up singular and spectacular paintings via collaborative creativity that's creative, inclusive and alive.

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