Micha, The Michael Chekhov Association
Published March 15, 2007
Reference - 48 Pages
ISBN 9780415422581 - CAT# RU2582Z
A set of three DVDs professionally produced to a high broadcast quality presents an unprecedented level of access to the practice of the Chekhov technique. This collection provides six hours of filmed workshops by world-renowned Chekhov experts demonstrating his approach to actor-training, including:
The DVD's bring to life all the essential elements of the Michael Chekhov technique in a way which is clear, engaging, practical and dynamic. It is a unique and essential training tool for all teachers, students, actors and directors and a copy should be in every library in every institution.
Produced by the Michael Chekhov Association, the classes feature many of the world’s leading practitioners and teachers of the Michael Chekhov Technique, including teachers Ragnar Freidank, Joanna Merlin, Lenard Petit, Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan with actors Dawn Arnold, Bethany Caputo, Jessica Cerullo, John Capalbo, Anne Gottleib, Hugh O'Gorman and Mel Shrawder. The classes are followed by a panel discussion with Jack Colvin, Joanna Merlin and Mala Powers.
Introduction: Teacher Conversation 1. Waking up the Instrument 2. Feeling of Ease, Form, Beauty, and Sense of the Whole 3. Expanding, Contracting 4. Qualities of Movement I 5. Qualities of Movement II 6. Radiating and Receiving 7. Psychological Gesture 8. Imaginary Centers 9. Sensations (Falling, Floating and Balancing) 10. Imaginary Body 11. Atmosphere 12. Ghost Exercise. Remembering Micheal Chekhov. Actor Conversation