Viewpoints - Actor Training and Show Development
I have been using Viewpoints processes in Actor Training and show development since 2005. I have found that regular practice of this work also serves as a moving meditation which provides processing and centering. The work is made up of many exercises. I will specifically be integrating Grid Work, which involves walking, running, dancing, and standing within the successive or combined guidelines of tempo, duration, repetition of gesture and shapes from the people around you, selecte stimulus materials, and surrounding architechture
For Praying to Cars: Mindful Momentum, I will be working within the Viewpoints structure to create the physical movement in this durational performance piece. Below you will see photographs from a Viewpoints workshop I led at Towson University. Notice the unique shapes and relationships formed by these beginning acting students.