Weekend Workshop applying two highly effective film acting techniques: Tony Barr & Lesly Kahn.
This new golden age of television we are experiencing and the popularity of American films is reflected on the quality of content and the continuous impact from streaming platforms such as Netflix, HBO, Amazon, etc. There is a constant demand for material that can be exported to as many countries as possible.
Castings for projects in the English language are more common everyday and actors should be ready for such opportunities. Acting in a foreign language requires a lot of practice so it's important for actors to start training as soon as possible and continue doing so on a constant basis.
The workshop provides time for rehearsal, recording and viewing the material. Each student receives personalized coaching and analysis of their performance.
Please note that this course will be taught entirely in English.
The Tony Barr technique has become an essential reference in film acting highlighting the process of observation and listening. There’s great emphasis on text analysis, points of focus, perceiving overall behavior and internal process in order to reach an organic and convincing reaction. Furthermore, finding the appropriate emotion and its implicit inner rhythm helps inhabit the given circumstances in each scene. Understanding the different subgenres is also essential to accurately recreate the reality suggested on the page.
The Lesly Kahn technique on thoughts helps the actor achieve surprising specificity, adding constant nuance to his/her performance. It entails exploration and practice which awakens the imagination, allowing actors to constantly experience what they think and feel. It is an exercise aimed at providing words with specific value in order to avoid repetition, unconvincing performances, generalizations or vague ideas. Since the actor knows exactly WHAT he/she is doing at any given moment, it allows greater freedom to surrender to the experience, leaving the HOW (to do it) open to wonder, surprise, listening and observation.
The scenes will be sent out to students in advance to be fully memorized BEFORE the workshop.
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Javier Alcina graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he also attended the Lee Strasberg Institute. Receiving a Fox Fellowship Award, he continued training as a director with Anatoli Vassiliev in Russia & France. He also studied with Lesly Kahn in Hollywood and at the Tony Barr's Film Actors Workshop in Santa Monica. He has collaborated with some of the most celebrated artists in theater, film and tv, such as Tom Hardy, Sir Alan Bates, Derek Jacoby, Rosamund Pike, Jimmy Kimmel or Kenneth Branagh. He has worked in Spain, China, Russia, France, England, Italy, Morocco and the US. He is a resident teacher at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, with the Michelle Danner Acting Studio in Los Angeles, teaching acting techniques such as Stella Adler, Stanislavski, Meisner, On-Camera Acting, Scene Study, Voice, Shakespeare and Accent Reduction. He also works as an acting coach for professional actors in different countries.
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