With John Markland & James Oliver
BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH FEAR ALLOWS FOR A DIALOGUE WHERE ONE MAY NEVER HAVE EXISTED. FIGHT, FLIGHT OR FREEZE ARE NOT THE ONLY OPTIONS.
This 6-week intensive, will explore and uncover the life-long development of your sense of fear. Traveling through, childhood fear, that is mostly instinctive and partially learned (mimic behavior) through to adulthood fear, who most assume is “just the way things are” - management.
We will learn techniques that allow you to be in dialogue with your fear. Finding a dialogue shifts the fear from the “I” to “other”, aligning it as just a fragment of self. We will offer exercises that draw you into being present so there is no regret of the past or anxiety of the future. We will cultivate a confidence of being Private in Public. You will come to understand part of the fear of exposure is a resistance to emotions being USED rather than SHARED. This perspective shift is vital for any actor wanting to dare him or herself from an authentic place.
We will integrate “Fear as an Ally” and offer techniques to direct, re-focus and lead with the edge fear gives you. We will explore Heightened-Sensory work through a variety of body and somatic exercises. There will journaling, Improvisation, State of Play, engaging Flow State and techniques to allay the inner critic.
Be prepared to work. Be prepared to play.