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The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts | Evaluated Learning Experience
Stage Combat II/Michael Chekhov Technique (DAN224)
The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, 39 West 19th Street, New York, NY.
June 2010 - December 2013.*
Apply basic principles and safety factors to unarmed stage combat; approach acting through the basic principles and exercises outlined in Chekhov's book, To the Actor, including psycho/physical exercises, character work, and ensemble improvisation.
Students engage in exercises to illustrate various concepts, such as body centering and grounding, slaps, punches, chokes, slaps, punches, kicks, and reactions. This class also explores Michael Chekhov's "psycho-physical" approach to acting through the basic principles and exercises outlined in Chekhov's book, To the Actor, including psycho/physical exercises, character work, and ensemble improvisation. Each class begins with a warm-up specifically designed to develop the organic connection between the actor's inner life, creative imagination and expressive body. Through the rigorous practice of Chekhov's core exercises students explore: Archetypes, Imaginary Centers, Imaginary Body, Character Atmospheres, Overall Scenic Atmospheres, Qualities of Movement, Imaginary Place and Psychological Gesture, and on-camera adjustments.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Theatre, Drama, Communications, or Radio and Television (6/09). *NOTE: Earlier versions of these courses are listed separately or in other groupings.