HB Studio | Evaluated Learning Experience
120 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014
144 hours (32 weeks).
September 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: participate in an approach to acting that is rooted "in the body," rather than "in the head,” and begin to formulate their own cohesive approach to technique, for application in rehearsal and performance; demonstrate discipline, commitment, stamina, strength, flexibility of mind and body, and the ability to center and release the body; create a safe, collaborative environment by developing sensitivity to collaborators and an awareness of the surroundings; make use of the ability to relax while summoning instant, complete focus, thus demonstrating the ability to “drop in” and be centered in the body; make strong physical choices in creating characters, consistent with the given circumstances in a scene.
This is an immersive classroom based course. This course endeavors to help actors learn to access their creativity, manifest presence, transform physically, and connect with others. The movement work begins with exploration and identification of the Actor’s Body: “This is what you have.” Initial work in class focuses on the restoration of physical harmony, the heightening of concentration in a relaxed physical state, the exploration of authentic emotion, and the identification of actions as the essential integer of the students’ work. The class provides a practical foundation upon which students develop physical technique and learn to create and fully embody the characters they play. The rigorous work throughout the year engenders an appreciation of “freedom through structure.”
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 10 semester hours in Dramatic Arts or Theatre Arts (8/17). NOTE: All courses that comprise the Hagen Core Training Program must be completed to gain access to credit recommendations.