Movement For The Actor

Movement For The Actor

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Explore movement, motion, and the body at an advanced level. Perfect for aspiring dancers, actors, or anyone serious about performance.

For current 9th – 12th graders (9th by permission of instructor).

  • Dates: Sundays, October 13 – December 15
    5:00-6:30pm (no class Dec. 1st)
  • Showcase: December 15

Ever felt like you get cast in the same roles over and over again?  It’s probably because your body is locked into the same expressive form.  Increase your mobility, express-ability…and castability!   We will begin this class by analyzing your movement strengths and habits, and then we will expand your range with movement investigations — thereby expanding the types of characters that you can convincingly portray on stage.  Best yet: you’ll get a Movement Workbook to chronicle your investigations and discoveries in – a place you can return to again and again while working on each new play and role. Class size is limited, so sign up early!

Methodologies studied: Bartenieff’s fundamentals and Laban’s movement analysis, which you generally don’t get exposed to until college or graduate school!  This class is great for students who have been exposed to physical theatre, like Commedia dell’Arte, as well as those who have done Shakespeare and basic acting training. 

Traveling Players summer camps and classes always offer expert training in acting, character creation, physical comedy, stage combat, improvisation, and text analysis. We also value the spirit of the ensemble. Our ensemble- and team-building activities create a strong, supportive cast and friendships that will last a lifetime.

The final class on Sunday, December 15 will be a public showcase of the Fall Classes. 

Running from 3pm to 6pm, the showcase features improv games, scenes, monologues, and movement.

Tuition: $350 ($325 before Friday, Sept. 13 at midnight)

Location: Old Firehouse Teen Center, 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101

Exceptions: On November 17th, class will be relocated to the McLean Governmental Center, and will shift to start an hour earlier (i.e. 4:00-5:30pm)

Teacher: Jeanne Harrison

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— Camper