QUOTE OF THE MONTH: "Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals." … Samuel Ullman
OUR NEW TERM STARTS SOON!
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Sophie Sardi: 9432-3062 0419 539030 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After an extended summer break I am very much looking forward to getting back to work and commencing a brand new term. To all the Returning Students – your journey continues. To all the brand New Students – WELCOME – I look forward to meeting you all and working with you in this wonderful craft we call "ACTING." Yes 'acting' is a craft and a craft can be learned. When acting is done well there is always 'a sense of ease' about it. A simplicity. No strain or effort. When it's not done well there will be effort involved usually in the direction of needing to push, to emote, to feel. Simply, in the words of Sanford Meisner, "Acting is Doing." It took me over 20 years to really understand this. ACTING IS DOING. Importantly it's being present in what you are doing. For the last 2 or 3 years I have, along side my students, been able to explore, learn about and re-define a number of specific exercises practiced in our classes. The core exercise we've developed here we've called "The Doing Exercise." I have always believed that words and description always fall way short of explaining the craft of acting and that "demonstration is always better then explanation." SO – I have included a Video clip below that gives you a brief insight into what this exercise actually entails. A big THANK-YOU to the students in this Video who all studied at our school for a few and more years and helped me in developing this powerful exercise.
A sneak peek inside our school.
The Video/clip below takes a peak inside Peter Sardi's class discussing one of his acting exercises called "The Doing Exercise." When executed correctly, this exercise assists the actor in developing a strong sense of 'presence' – an important quality an actor must acquire. The goal is to hold the audience's attention through the execution of a series of 'activities'(stage business) without the use of lines/text.
THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT TO IGNORE.
"If these changes are passed by Parliament and become law, they will lead to a severe downturn in the Australian TV drama industry at the cost of hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to the Australian economy. Of greatest concern are the immeasurable cultural consequences as Australians grow up and grow old seeing less of their stories and hearing less of their voices on our screens."