Your Body Knows provides the foundation actors need to move with ease and power. It is a practical guide to movement starting at the very beginning: knowing your body and experiencing how it works.
Through the work of F.M. Alexander, Rudolf Laban, and Michael Chekhov, this book offers basic training in movement fundamentals. Its step-by-step process supports the actor's work in any acting or movement training program and as a working professional. The book focuses on three main areas of exploration:
- Body facts – Know your body and its design for movement. Let go of misinformed ideas about your body. Move more freely, avoid injury, and develop a strong body-mind connection.
- Movement facts – What is movement? Discover the movement fundamentals that can serve your art. Explore new ways of moving.
- Creative Inspiration – Connect your body, mind, and imagination to liberate authentic and expressive character movement.
Your Body Knows: A Movement Guide for Actors is an excellent resource for acting students and their teachers, promoting a strong onstage presence and awakening unlimited potential for creative expression.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|190 pages
Know Your Instrument (So You Can Really Play)
section Section I|32 pages
The Starting Place
part Section II|70 pages
You Are Designed for Movement
part Section III|36 pages
What You Think Is What You Get
part Section IV|30 pages
Claiming Your Inner and Outer Space
part II|96 pages
Elements of Expression
part III|52 pages