Movement and Voice
October 16 @ 7:00 pm - November 13 @ 9:30 pm¥25,000
In this 5 evening intensive course you will move your body and use your voice in very simple but challenging and focused exercises to learn the principles that constitute the SAFE method and the powerful skill of “teaching oneself”. By the end of the course you will have a clear grasp of your true potential and a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating the obstacles in the way of your creative freedom and your best performance.
The course utilizes principles and exercises of the SAFE method.
An original system developed by Masanari Sasaki to allow the actor (and any artist or creative human being) to become:
Day one: Fundamentals of the extraordinary body.
Day two: Fundamentals of the extraordinary voice.
Day three: Presence
Day four: The character
Day five: Performance
All five days of the course include a small warm up routine as well as practical exercises that will challenge the actor physically and mentally.
At the end of the course the actor will have a new relationship to their body, voice and text that will empower them and open them up to new possibilities as artists.
About the Instructor
Masanari Sasaki is from Shizuoka, Japan. He grew up and received his education in the United States. He is a graduate of the PTTP at the University of Delaware where he received his MFA in theatre.
During his training he studied and worked with internationally renowned directors and coaches (Jewel Walker, Adrian Hall, Tadashi Suzuki, Heinz Uwe-Haus, The Roy Heart Theatre) in a variety of styles focusing mostly on classical plays.
Some notable influences in his teaching and coaching method are the exercises and directing style of Tadashi Suzuki, whose company he joined right after graduating upon his return to Japan.
Also the approach to movement from the corporeal mime of Etienne Decroux and the possibility of the human voice as explored by Kristin Linklater and The Roy Hart Theatre.