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…more flexibility and pleasure while moving, vocal clarity, freedom of expression, an improvement in muscle tone, increased energy and mental alertness – all elements that lead to heightened artistic quality.

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Acting in Film

Acting in Film: Camera Close-Up & the Alexander Technique

with Jean-Louis Rodrigue & Kristof Konrad

People don’t always express their inner thoughts to one another; a conversation may be quite trivial, but often the eyes and the body will reveal what a person really thinks or feels.
(Alfred Hitchcock)

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Workshop Description

An actor’s vision is lived emotionally and physically. That kind of performance requires more than instinct – it needs interpretative intelligence and a mastery of physical, psychological, and emotional craft into performance. Internationally acclaimed teachers Jean-Louis Rodrigue and Kristof Konrad team up to present an intensive workshop to explore the skills and tools that are required for the extraordinary creation of characters and performances in film.

One of the most important things actors can possess is a relationship to their own body and breath. Jean-Louis and Kristof work with actors in such a way that they immediately understand from deep within themselves their true impulses. Their work is invaluable and I cannot imagine doing a project without them.
(Larry Moss)

Kristof Konrad & Jean-Louis Rodrigue teaching the Acting in Film Workshop in Berlin

Upcoming Acting in Film Workshops

New York

Dates: November 10 – 12, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Cost: $550
Location: Shetler Studios
SIGN UP TODAY: Contact Rutanya Alda at 212-864-2865 OR rutanyaalda@gmail.com

Los Angeles

Date: TBA
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Cost
: $550
Location: TBA
SIGN UP TODAY: Contact Kristof Konrad at 310-443-4483 OR kristof@alexandertechworks.com

 

Alexander Techworks Class

Workshop Content

  • Stage acting vs. film acting
  • Becoming vs. performing
  • Ease and availability
  • Personality and character
  • Breath as energy and a vehicle for emotion
  • Emotions as an undercurrent; emotions (not words) communicate to the audience what is really going on
  • Five arts of film acting (concentration, not knowing, acceptance, giving & receiving, and relating)
  • Be in and listen with your whole body
  • Trust that you are enough
  • Learn that you are more than your habits
  • Free your movement by learning to organize body relationships
  • Release impulse and response patterns; allowing spontaneity
  • Discover stillness and vulnerability in “close-up”
  • Relate to other actors’ emotions (sadness, happiness, anger, love, fear)

Kristof Konrad teaching the Alexander Technique

Kristof and Jean-Louis are not only experts in the theory and application of this incredible technique but they also pursue their work with a vibrant, contagious love. Their endeavor to help performers choose a new physical life that allows them to be more fully present — in essence, to use themselves differently — is profound, and has implications not only for life on the stage, but for life in general. Kristof and Jean-Louis create a beautiful work environment: safe, rigorous, personal — and sprinkled with a healthy dose of humor. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with them.
(Peter Hermann, War Horse on Broadway)