OTOA SUMMER SEMINAR
 
JUNE 21 - 30, 2013
 
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
 
The OTOA Summer Seminar (OSS) offers performers a clear approach to a more specific moment-to-moment life on stage. Exercises and discussion will address three major acting and performance obstacles: generalization, lack of variety, and physical detachment (e.g.: "What should I do with my hands?”). OTOA ultimately brings more detail, versatility and physical vitality to the stage. The OTOA technique is a rehearsal and performance technique as well as offers a guiding principle for clarifying artistic goals, and bringing balance and focus into our multitasking life styles.
 
SEMINAR BENEFITS
 
The OSS is designed for Performers, Directors, and Film Makers, offering participants over 70 hours of OTOA training and exercises in a small group setting with Founder and Master Teacher Gia Forakis. OSS participants will gain a greater understanding of the following principles of the OTOA technique:
  • Expansion of physical vocabulary
  • How to bring clarity, versatility and physical vitality to all of their projects
  • Specific tools for the performer preparing for a role
  • Specific tools for the director for getting more specificity on stage
  • A new perspective on Content-Driven Physical Action (CDPA)
  • Ability to put OTOA to use (in conjunction with other training or in its pure form)
  • Introduction to solo application and application within a scene
 
Topics Covered in the Seminar Include:
  • Physical Study & Identification of Increments of Thought
  • Exploration of Space & Time Through Shape
  • Introduction to Shape as Physical Action
  • Introduction to Shape as a Component of Visual Storytelling
  • Identification of How Thought Informs Shape
  • Exploration of Form & Content
 
Exercises Include:

Walking the text, Locomotive tableau, Movement with Music,
Tableau Improvisations, Shape Scenarios, and Compositions with Shape  

Other Topics Include:
The Actor’s Craft, The Director’s Craft, Style vs. Technique,
Discipline & Craftsmanship, and Public Speakers
 
 
REGISTER BY APRIL 21ST   $650.00
REGISTER BY MAY 1ST   $700.00
REGISTER AFTER MAY 1ST   $800.00
 
 
Participants are responsible for Food, Lodging, and Transportation.
Participants are expected to attend the entire seminar.
All classes held in English
 
 
For Further Questions Email GiaForakis@aol.com 
Please Include 'Summer Seminar' in the Subject Line
 
 
View/Print the OTOA Summer Seminar Brochure: SummerSeminar.pdf
 
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Gia Forakis,
Feb 20, 2013, 10:50 AM