Kestrel works with actors and dancers, singers and orators, to augment physical and vocal training.
Individuals and companies based in LA, NYC and Athens, Greece: email firstname.lastname@example.org
UNDER THE ARTIFICE OF "PRACTICE" IS THE CHALLENGE TO COMMIT — TO KEEP SEARCHING FOR THEATER IN OUR BODIES AND DISCOVER WHAT LIES BEYOND DAILY LIFE.
All theater is physical. An actor body demands conditioning to achieve the control and endurance we need, while cultivating concentration and imagination is the key to stage presence, versatility and emotional availability. The discipline of a personal physical practice has inherent value: it tests our will, revealing physical and emotional boundaries as we develop our bodies, minds, and our relationship to our craft. It is an act of devotion to ourselves and to our art. Learn how to cultivate a challenging personal practice for the home or studio that is your constant source of confidence and energy, and stay inspired and audition-ready between roles. Exercises draw from a multiplicity of trans-continental traditions and philosophies.
EVERYBODY GOT SOMETHING TO SAY.
Speaking publicly is an acquired skill for most of us. Orators and actors share the same challenge: to be heard. And to be heard means people must want to listen. Learn how to capitalize on your desire to speak: through relaxation, concentration and memorization, you can turn nerves into confidence and enthusiasm for what you want to say. A captivating presence is attainable. Simple vocal and physical exercises can help you unearth the power of your natural voice and identify limiting habits and psychological barriers, and giving your mouth a workout will develop clearer speech. Make your message more compelling simply by re-visiting rules of grammar and practicing sense-stress, and maintain a healthy voice with simple warm-up techniques and self-care tools.