Actorium

Vancouver Based Acting Classes Rooted in Meisner Technique + Stanislavski Theory

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Public Solitude

"All of our acts, even the simplest, which are so familiar to us in everyday life, become strained when we appear behind the footlights before a public of a thousand people." Stanislavsky It was Stanislavsky who first introduced the concept of Public Solitude as a...

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The Magic of Acting

People can be taken away by the experience of acting, truly uplifted. That experience happens when you've become completely absorbed in something outside of yourself, so much so that you lose yourself. The beginning of our training and really the base of all of our...

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The skeleton and the colour of a performance

How do you work out a plan for a performance and then drop it so that you are alive in the moment?   In the attached clip you can see Actorium student Nancy Kato's progression in her work. In the first clip (black and white)  she is focused on her Objectives without...

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Over-thinking your role?

A topic that came up a lot this week was over-thinking scenes. But the question is not actually a matter of whether or not you’re over-thinking a scene, the question is whether or not you’re thinking about the right things. This 1st Set of questions are examples of...

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