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THE ROLE OF EMOTION IN PERFORMANCE

I believe that the best actors don’t show that they’re “acting”. If actors draw attention to themselves they’re probably over-acting, pushing, playing the emotion or holding on to emotion. When actors do this they are not listening to their fellow actor but ‘working alone’ focused solely on themselves. Usually actors who draw attention to themselves draw attention to their ‘emotion’ – “Look how angry I can be or how sad I can be, look at how much I can FEEL!”  This emphasis on feeling is a trap a lot of actors fall into.  Feeling is a result a by product of DOING.  It is extremely difficult to ‘describe’ these things.  As I always say: “Demonstration is better than explanation.”  For this reason I have included in this article a few Video Demonstrations of what it is I am attempting to explain.

INSIDE OUR SCHOOL!  Here for the first time we open the doors to our school, where you will see Peter Sardi discuss and Demonstrate a powerful exercise.  In these Two Videos Peter Sardi talks about and demonstrates the three key elements that go into creating a scene that is Spontaneous, Truthful and Alive!   When a scene is well performed it has three essential elements:
1. The Lines (With good actors you don’t hear ‘lines.’)
2. Actor-to-Actor Contact
3. The Emotional line (The Situation or Given Circumstances)


In this Video Peter demonstrates a signature exercise of our school “The Listen & Respond Exercise.” This exercise strengthens the actor’s ability to connect to his fellow actor first and foremost, where emotion results naturally and spontaneously.

 

DOING versus FEELING

“The three fundamental principles are to accept your feelings, know your purpose, and do what needs doing. The doing is what is important, not the result. Behaviour is what is important, not the result. Behaviour is what counts, not emotion. Not even the results of behaviour. What I DO is the only thing in life that I can control.”
by David K. Reynolds

In January of this year_2015, Peter Sardi hit the milestone of 35 Years of Teaching & Acting!
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