A rigorous physical discipline drawn from such diverse influences as ballet, traditional Japanese and Greek theater, and martial arts, the training seeks to heighten the actor's emotional and physical power and commitment to each moment on the stage. Attention is on the lower body and a vocabulary of footwork, sharpening the actor's breath control, Vocal Strength, focus and concentration.
The Viewpoints allows a group of actors to function together spontaneously and intuitively and to generate bold, theatrical work quickly. It develops flexibility, articulation, and strength in movement for the both individual and ensemble.
Both trainings are physically challenging and rigorous. Applicants should come in good health and be prepared to work hard. Appropriate workout clothing is required, no loose, baggy clothes please. Suzuki training is in socks; Viewpoints will be in bare feet.