Diane Smith-Sadak, U.S.A.
Diane Smith-Sadak is an Associate Professor of Acting and Directing at Towson University, certified as a Vinyasa Power Yoga instructor, an Associate Member of the Roy Hart Center for International Voice, and is a 3rd level Reiki practitioner. Her scholarship has been in the integration of extended forms of voice and movement in order to deepen to art and craft of both the actor and director. She recently wrote and performed a play entitled CRACKeD about mental illness which utilized the unchained voice and dance/movement to apply these practices to production.
Actors As Athletes: Yoga, Suzuki Training and other Physical Work to Overcome Actors Cultural Stasis
In this workshop we will look at the current condition of young actors as they come into performance programs, the demands on actors bodies in the professional world, and how to train the disparity between the two. Utilizing primarily yoga and basic Suzuki movement techniques in an experiential workshop, participants will leave awakened and rejuvenated -- along with some new tools for developing actor bodies and minds. Please wear movement clothes and bring water to this hands-on workshop. Observation is also encouraged.