Chu Acting Class






If you want to discover truthfulness on stage or in front of a camera, find your natural impulses so that you can effortlessly and freely work off the other person from moment to moment, become a flexible actor who can adjust to a director’s requirements, this class is for you!


In the past ten or so years, I have developed my own Acting Method – this is the Chu Acting Method. I have worked with many different acting, voice and movement master teachers in the United Kingdom, China and the United States, so the Chu Acting Method has integrated elements of the Linklater Voice Method, the Meisner Acting Technique, the Chekhov Acting Technique and the Alexander Technique. I have also incorporated a lot of my own insights and ideas which makes this method my own unique perspective of the craft of acting.


The aims of the Chu Acting Method run parallel with the Linklater Voice Method:   learn how to relax and naturally release your voice so that you can simply and effectively discover truthful behaviour; dive into improvisations; learn how to rehearse; how to take care of your own psychological health as an actor; how to strengthen and expand your voice; how to tackle monologues; and how to discover different characters' behaviour and voices.



Prices:


1-2-1 is RMB 500 / US $76 / £55 per hour.


Group classes: RMB 150 / US $25 / £20 per person per hour.



Register to sample three hours free taster session.


Discount details:


1. Pre-order ten or more sessions (1 hour per session) and get 20% off


2. Online classes: 20% off




First Module:


Learn how to relax and free your vibrations in order to simply and effectively find truthful behaviour.


Really Doing: How Really Doing affects your voice, body and behaviour


Circle Exercise: Become more sensitised to the receiving and embodying of impulses from the other person.


Physical Awareness: Stretching, yawning, slapping skin, massaging muscles, spine awareness


Breath Awareness: Sigh of relief, humming, floor work


Freeing Vibrations: Lips, head, neck, body


Circle Exercise and Activities: Hone your concentration and sensitivity; deepen your vocal technique


Strong Point of View: Strengthen your point of view for more truthful conflict


Open Your Heart and Free Your Channel: Free jaw muscles, soft palate and tongue to allow you to safely embody increasingly bigger impulses


Visiting Sick Patient: Jump into more demanding imaginary circumstances


Voice Perspective: How to tackle improvisations and scripts


Emotional Nurturing: Prepare for the first moment of your performance. This includes using your imagination, daydreaming, voice warmup, improvisations, music, psychological gestures and dance.


How to Rehearse: Learn how to break down the key elements of a script. Learn how to simply, directly and effectively use previous class material to help you rehearse.


Learn to Adapt Your Voice and Acting According to the Demands of Your Environment: Differing demands of stage and screen


How to Take Care of Your Psychological Health: When you become accustomed to deeply opening your heart in class, how do you then take care of yourself in real life.


Review of this module’s material



Second Module:


Learn how to strengthen and expand your voice and behaviour; explore monologues and experience different characters’ behavioural and vocal choices.


Review of the First Module’s Material


Exploring Monologues: Point, Heart, Secret, Truth


Fantasies: Use appropriate amounts of time to dive into imaginary circumstances


Shakespeare Sonnets: Introducing Shakespeare’s language


Character Work: Explore different options – from behaviour, point of view, dialects / accents, facial expressions, movement, costume, music and imaginary past history – to discover interesting and multi-faceted characters.


Resonating Ladder: Chest, mouth and teeth


Calling and Swings: Safely and effectively call


Breathing Gym: Vacuuming your lungs, partnered rib exercises


Sinus Resonator: “Whey! Hey!”


Nasal Resonator: “Mi-meh-mai!”


Exploring Your Vocal Range: From the lowest to medium-high parts of your vocal range


Skull Resonator: Imagining your voice is a rocket


Swings and Articulation: Clear and freely speaking


Students Record Voice Warmups: 1. Fast 5-minute version all in standing. 2. Deeper 10-minute version that includes floor work


How to Meet Directors’ Requirements: Explore many different choices so that you can flexibly meet the director’s requirements


Review of this module’s material: Review and discussion of how to maintain your skills


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