The Full Body Actor Warm Up with Wendy Allnutt
10 AM - 2/2:30 PM EST
An Online Class
If you’re an actor, a mover, or performer looking to harness your most powerful performance without leaving the stage/screen/set totally obliterated then you already know that a proper warm up is everything.
Performance is a physical activity, our bodies are our instrument. A well-tuned instrument in key to executing your best performance. You wouldn’t run a marathon without warming up (unless you wanted to be bedridden the next day) and you wouldn’t play a concerto without tuning your violin. We all know this, so then why do actors so often slack on OUR warm up routine?
Wendy Allnutt will give you a routine you’ll want to stick to.
By the end of this class,
you will have…
A toolbox of top level warm-ups to pick fromWendy led one of the top theatre movement programs in the world and has coached some of Britain’s greatest performers
Exercises targeting each part of your bodyHighlight the incredible results. Why does that matter? What does that look like?
A grounded starting point from which to build your performanceIt all starts with a good warm-up
Initial building blocks to enhance your movement tools beyond the warm-upWendy will explore building a character right down to how they move differently from you
Wendy & Peter discuss “Conscious Movement”
What to Expect
Wendy’s 4-hour intensive is an introduction to an abridged version of the Movement classes taught at London’s Guildhall.
The Class will cover:
- Building a solid physical warm up for the actor
- Movement to engage and activate your spine (center), ribs (breath), legs (gait), and a swing (freedom and weight).
- A brief introduction to character and movement.
There will be a short break to avoid Zoom fatigue.
Participants should come prepared to move with comfortable clothing and space around their computer.
trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She held the post of Head of Movement at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for 25 years and is a founder member of L’Oltrarno, Acting School in Florence. Other teaching credits include: Colorado College USA, Conservatoire Stratford Ontario, Canada, Penn State summer schools, Laboratorio Internationale Teatro Degli Astrussi in Montalcino/St Mineato, l’Accademia SilviovD’Amico, Rome, LAMDA, Colby London Programme, BESG and BADA.
Movement Director: Sky TV’s Fungus the Bogeyman (2016), BBC’s Walking with Cavemen, and The Iceman Murderer. Wendy has been the Master of Movement at Shakespeare’s Globe 1st season and recently Henry V1 parts 1, 2 and 3. Revival choreographer for Welsh national Opera’s Magic Flute, (Out of Joint / RNT) She Stoops to Conquer and A Laughing Matter, Romeo and Juliet & Private Lives (Mercury) Brothers Karamazov, Maybe and Private Lives (Manchester Royal Exchange) India Song (Clywd), Goliath, Voyage in The Dark, and A Wedding Story (Sphinx).
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