VOICE & MOVEMENT for the Actor, will be a three session course that will allow you to focus on your voice and the use of your body…the tools of the Actor. We will use the principles of the Lessac Vocal System and The Alexander Technique to systematically breakdown and develop how we use our Actor-instrument. Although the course is designed for Actors, anyone could benefit from this work to discover more about how we use our voices and bodies. You are asked to wear movement clothes to this course and close toed athletic shoes.
Class meets Tuesday from 1:00-3:00 PM for 3 weeks
Dates: Dec. 3, 10 & 17
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Please call the Box Office 760-296-2966 for more information.
About the Instructor:
A proud member of both the Actors Equity Association (AEA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA) unions, Denis holds a both a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting. He became the co-Artistic Director of the Long Beach Shakespeare Company and worked with that theatre company for three years. He then created the Public Theatre of Southern California and became the Associate Chair of the Acting Department at the Los Angeles Campus of the New York Film Academy in North Hollywood. He served there for 9 years. During that tenure Denis loved sharing his love of the craft of acting and the development of the skills needed for both film and live performance to thousands of students from every corner of the world.
In 2018, he moved full time to the beautiful Coachella Valley where he is in residency as a Teaching Artist for the McCallum Theatre, has worked with the Acting Department at Idyllwild Arts Academy, has been added as an Adjunct Faculty member at the College of the Desert and, most recently, has been named as the Director for CVRep Conservatory & Outreach Programming. Denis is also enjoying the Artist’s life as an independent Theatre Director, Actor, Writer & Teaching Artist in the Valley and around the world. Denis will be teaching workshops in the south of France in April 2020.
“As an Artist, Creator and Educator; my true calling and mission is to empower the individual through their own uniqueness and diversity as a person. No two individuals’ experiences are the same. And through that level of self awareness, we begin to deeply understand , authentically respond and truly respect the lives of others. It is from this platform that I approach my work as a Teaching Artist and Theatre Director. We are all creators…so let’s create together!”