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2018 Conference Schedule      

PRE-CONFERENCE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5
1:00 - 5:30 pm
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

What actors want us to know
For AT Teachers and Trainees
Leaders include Meade Andrews and Sarah Barker
Location: Balance Arts Center, 34 W 28th St., 3rd floor


CONFERENCE BEGINS FRIDAY EVENING

Conference Registration Opens
6:15 pm
Location: Balance Arts Center, 34 W 28th St., 3rd floor

Friday night opening session:

6:45 - 8:15 pm
Alexander Technique Key Principles for Actors
Belinda Mello and Ann Rodiger
Location: Balance Arts Center, 34 W 28th St., 3rd floor

6:45 - 8:45 pm
Speaking the Same Language (Part I): Actors, Alexander Teachers, and the Art of Not Knowing

Carolyn Serota and Richard Feldman
Location: Opera America, 330 7th Avenue, 7th floor

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 6

Locations:
A. Balance Arts Center, 34 W 28th St. 3rd floor
B. Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26th St. 6th floor
C. Episcopal Actors’ Guild, 1 E. 29th St., 2nd floor
D. Opera America, 330 7th Ave, 7th floor

 

9:00 - 11:00 am - Saturday SESSION 1

      A. Air Beneath Your Wings
      Janet Madelle Feindel

      B. Listen, Expand, Renew
       Sarah Barker

      C. Contacting the Actor’s Core through Receptivity
       Alex Farkas

11:15 am - 1:15 pm SESSION 2

      A. Blossoming on Stage: Applying the Alexander Technique Principles for an Effective Partnership
      Between Your Use and The Character
             
       Agnès de Brunhoff

      B. Creating Your Character’s Psychophysical History
       Cathy Madden

      C. Connect with Your Voice - Connect with Yourself
       Diane Gaary

      D. High Stakes and Broad Characters: Exploring ‘Extreme’ Acting Choices with the Alexander Technique
       Jenny Mercein and Kyra Miller
 

1:15 - 2:15 pm  LUNCH
 

2:15 - 4:15 pm SESSION 3

      A. Connecting the Part To the Whole: The Arms
       Anita King    

      B.  Time and Choice: Creating a Balanced Presence of Mind, Body and Breath in the Acting Process
       Anne Johnson

      C.  Speaking the Same Language (Part II): Actors, Alexander Teachers, and the Art of Not Knowing
       Carolyn Serota and Richard Feldman

 

4:30 - 6:30 pm SESSION 4

      A. Embodied Listening Through the Alexander Technique
       Rachelle Palnick Tsachor

      B. The “undoing motion” that Refreshes - Keeping it Real in Your Monologues and Scenes
       Eileen Troberman

      C. Buried Alive: Finding Movement in Immobility
       Jessica Wolf

 

SUNDAY JANUARY 7
Location: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 4th floor

10:00 am - 12 noon SESSION 5

      A. Enlivening Text: Learn by Heart, Speak from the Guts
       Erin O’Leary

      B.  Explorations in Perspection
       Kim Jessor

      C. Radiant Auditioning: The 4 Key Moments
       Eleanor Taylor

      D. Meeting at the Table: An approach to table reading
       Ann Rodiger
 

Noon - 1:00 pm BRUNCH


1:00  - 3:00 pm  SESSION 6

      A. Accepting Your Ridiculousness as a Way to Be Fully Present: Theatrical Clown and the Alexander Technique
         
(This workshop 1:00 to 2:30)
       Jean E. Taylor

      B.  Presence and Authenticity in Acting: Inhabiting Yourself Globally through Time
       Joan Frost

      C. Daily AT Practice for Actors “I prepare to…”What do I practice? How do I practice?
       Belinda Mello

 

3:15 - 4:00 pm PERFORMANCE  

Conference-wide gathering for a performance
Featuring Jean E Taylor in an excerpt from her original show: STOP/SLOW (A FLAGGER’S LAMENT)

Followed by DISCUSSION and CLOSURE

 

Contact:
Email: info@balanceartscenter.com  Voicemail: 646-526-6515

Registration Info:

Pre-Conference for AT Teachers & Trainees (Friday) Fee: $75

Conference Registration Fee:

By December 1: $260

After December 1: $285

Students (with current ID):

Registration by December 1: $175

Registration after December 1: $200

Pay-by-session: $50

Student pay-by-session: $40

Conference  Registration Fee includes attendance at Friday night events, one workshop in each of the 6 sessions, as well as the closing meeting.
Pre-Conference Workshop is not included in Conference Registration Fee.

Saturday Walk-in Registration at:
Balance Arts Center, 34 W. 28th St., 3rd floor

Contact:

Email: info@balanceartscenter.com

Voicemail: 646-812-5390