Actor Training the Laban Way An Integrated Approach to Voice, Speech, and Movement

ISBN-10: 1581156480

ISBN-13: 9781581156485

Edition: 2008

Authors: Barbara Adrian, Chelsea Clarke

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Individual, partner, and group exercises to makeanyactor more expressive * Crucial acting tips based on the work of distinguished theorist Rudolf Laban * 65 original illustrations of anatomy and warm-up exercises Actors, improve your skills and become more expressive in body and voice by following the teachings of Rudolf Laban, one of the most important movement theorists of the twentieth century. This in-depth, fully illustrated guide offers a groundbreaking approach to understanding physical and vocal movement that will enable readers to discover how to maximize their potential. Packed with practical exercises for individuals, partners, and group work, this book integrates voice, speech, and movement. Exercises for breath support, tone, range, articulation, dynamic alignment, balance, flexibility, strength, and stamina, as well as building relationships,Actor Training the Laban Wayis essential reading for all serious actors, acting teachers, and students.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

My Journey
Rudolf von Laban
Irmgard Bartenieff
How to Use This Book
Laban Basics
Anatomy Illustrations
Front Body
Back Body
Spine and Pelvic Bowl
Diaphragm and Intercostal Muscles
Stomach Muscles: Transverse Abdominis, Internal & External Obliques, Rectus Abdominis
Psoas, Rhomboids, Quadratus Lumborum
Hyoid Bone, Thyroid Cartilage, Masseter Muscle
Anatomy for Speech: Articulators
Vocal Folds, Mouth
Breath: Inspiration for Creative Activity
Breathing through the Still Shape Forms
From Shape to Sound
Bartenieff Fundamentals: Fitness that Supports the Actor
Detailed Explorations for Breath Support
Relationship of the Intercostal and Abdominal Muscles to the Breath
Intercostal Strength and Ease
The Role of the Back in Breath Support
Neutral Dynamic Alignment: Radiating Your Physical Presence
Resonance and Center Pitch: Revealing Your Vocal Presence
Expanding Your Vocal Range
Expressive Use of Resonance and Center Pitch
Speech Shape: Fitness for the Actor's Articulators
Vowels and Diphthongs
Mouth-Shapes: Muscular Activity for the Articulators
The Actor Revealed through Modes of Shape Change
Exercises for Shape Flow, Spoke-like Directional, Arc-like Directional, and Carving
Floor Patterns
Filling Space: Exploring Your Physical and Vocal Kinesphere
Central, Peripheral, and Transverse Pathways (CPT)
Consonants: Articulation and Rhythmic Explorations
More Muscular Activity for the Articulators
Effort Life of Voice and Movement
Experiments with Effort
Exercises for Exploring the Effort Elements
Effort Life and Precise Articulation
Short Vowels
More Diphthongs
Create Your Own Culture of Sound
Back to the Beginning
Revealing Your State of Mind
Exercises for Exploring the States
Drives: Expressing Heightened Moments
Action Drives
Passion Drives
Vision Drives
Spell Drives
Exercises for Exploring the Drives in Body and Voice
Diction with Drives
Scene Work
Space Harmony for Voice, Speech, and Movement
Dimensions and Planes
Body and Voice Meet Space
Exploring the Platonic Solids
Laban's Scales
Group Exploration with an Emphasis on Space
Experimentations in Transformation
Final Thoughts
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