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By Elizabeth Hess

In this publication, educator-actor-playwright-director Elizabeth Hess bargains systematic and unique explorations in functionality process. This hybrid technique is a fusion of actual theater modalities culled from Western practices (Psycho-physical activities, Viewpoints) jap practices (Butoh, Kundalini yoga) and comparable functionality disciplines (Mask, Puppetry). Behavioral, physiological and mental ‘states of being’ are engaged to free up impulses, entry adventure and magnify the mind's eye. via person, partnered and collective explorations, actors discover a character’s essence and point of cognizance, their strength heart and physique language, and their archetype and courting to common topics. Magic (to fake, as if), Metaphor (to examine, as like) and fantasy (to development after, as in) give you the origin for producing transformative, empathetic and expansive inventive expression. Explorations may be tailored to personality paintings, scene research and construction, together with original/devised paintings and tested textual content, to light up singular and superb paintings via collaborative creativity that's creative, inclusive and alive.

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