Scene Study via Chekhov Technique

Scene Study with Chekhov Technique

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Scene Study with Chekhov Technique

Applying the Michael Chekhov Technique to performance. Learn to take direction and feel free and joyous all at the same time! Our signature scene study class, be it on stage, or on camera! This is a highly individualized class, and therefore before the classes start, Marjo-Riikka will have a conversation with you, about your specific goals and about what kind of material you’d like to work on and what would be the most beneficial for you. PREREQUISITE: CHEKHOV TECHNIUQE

Winter Session:
Sundays 2pm - 6pm
February 2nd - March 22nd

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Why Study Technique before and between scene study?

I was recently asked a valid question: "Why must an actor study technique, why not just do scene study"

So I gave it some thought, and here is my answer:

It's in the technique class that the actor learns to engage with her/his creative spirit, imagination and artistic individuality, and it is in the technique class that the actor develops a physical body that is capable and available to be of use in her/his profession.

In other words, the actor learns how to CREATE, to truly be in the moment, go beyond the intellect, improvise and be fully alive within-, without- and between the lines, and where the actor's body, psychology, breath and imagination becomes one WHOLENESS, that can express the actor's artistic impulses with ease, and specificity.

So that the characters we play, are not squeezed out of our cold cynical intellect, or text "interpretation", but can actually arrive into us, play with us, from the world of infinitive amount of possibilities.

Having developed your actor's instrument, and your artistic individuality in the technique class, you have learnt to become a "self directing"-actor, the kind that has several fully committed possibilities and options to offer to the casting director, and your director.

And you can now freely take direction, without taking it personally.
You have learned to flow into any task INSPIRED!

In the Scene Study, you'll learn how to make what the director asks you to do, YOUR OWN, and how to be flexible, easy to direct, and free flowing, in the restrictions,  guidance, and artistic vision of someone else: Your Director."

Marjo-Riikka Makela

The Michael Chekhov technique gave me essential tools I use everyday, on the set, in the studio, and in life.