March 16, 2023 –
Imagi-Motion: How Actors Use Their Bodies, Grades K to 2
Instructor: Alexandra Cahr (Click here for Alexandra's Bio)
Thursdays, 4:15pm to 5:15pm
1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16
*No class 2/23 (Winter Break for most area public schools)
**Make-Up Dates (in case of weather-related closings): 3/23, 3/30
Young actors will build comfort and confidence in learning to use their bodies as acting tools. Acting requires more than words. Actors use their bodies and facial expressions to inform the audience of what kind of personality they are, and what they are feeling and thinking. Just simply how a character stands or how they walk can tell us an awful lot about them. (A giant would move very differently than a mouse, for example.) In this class, students will use music and movement exercises to get in tune with their bodies creatively, and explore how body language, posture, gesture and facial expression can be used as effectively as a costume in order to create a character. They will also use masks and work with props.