Arthur Lessac's Embodied Actor Training by Melissa Hurt
Arthur Lessac's kinesensics and embodied actor training -- Getting to know you -- Braiding perceptions through heightened self-awareness -- The actor's relationship with space -- Spontaneously free.
Arthur Lessac's embodied actor training situates the work of renowned voice and movement trainer Arthur Lessac in the context of contemporary actor training. Supported by the work of Constantin Stanislavsky and Maurice Merleau Ponty's theories of embodiment, the book explores Lessac's practice in terms of embodied acting, a key subject in contemporary performance. In doing so, the author explains how the actor can come to experience both skill and expression as a subjective whole through active meditation and spatial attunement. As well as feeding this psychophysical approach into a wider discussion of embodiment, the book provides concrete examples of how the practice can be put into effect. Using insights gleaned from interviews conducted with Lessac and his Master Teachers, the author enlightens our own understanding of Lessac's practices.
Call Number: PN2071.S65 H87 2017
Publication Date: 2017-05-30