Saturday, September 02, 2006

Tucson: Free Lecture and Work Demonstration - Actor's Gymnasium.


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Subject: [Tucson Actors] Free Lecture and Work Demonstration - Actor's

Actor's Gymnasium in participation with Prescott College Tucson Center
presents a free lecture and work demonstration entitled "Meyerhold and
Biomechanics." Monday September 18th, 7:30 p.m. at Prescott College
Tucson Center, 2233 E. Speedway Blvd. All interested actors,
directors, and theatre aficionados are invited. Discussion session
will follow. Contact David Greenwood (520) 591-2476, <> for additional
information or questions.

Vsevolod Meyerhold was executed in the basement of a Moscow prison in
1940, having been arrested for espionage and counter-revolutionary
activities by Stalin's henchmen. For thirty plus years prior he had
been an innovative and controversial director and actor, bringing the
ideas of Commedia, various Oriental Theatres and Circus into a
practice that resulted in a radical transformation and understanding
of modern theatre. The pre-expressive training techniques, known as
Biomechanics, which he developed with actors in workshops over years,
focuses on the basic skills of precision, balance, coordination,
efficiency, rhythm, expressiveness, playfulness and discipline, and

Actor's Gymnasium is a free workshop open to all interested actors and
directors. Actor's Gymnasium meets on Saturdays from 2 - 4 p.m. and
Mondays from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Prescott College Tucson Center.

Prescott College is a regionally accredited institution dedicated to
environmental and social justice concerns and offers Bachelors and
Masters Degrees in Liberal Arts fields, including Theatre Arts.

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