Lyra New York Masterclass Series
September 24 - October 22, 2016
5 Saturdays from 11 am. - 3 p.m.
Acting for Singers
with Marc Verzatt, international stage director
The Masterclass Course held on 5 consecutive Saturdays beginning September 24, 2016 in midtown Manhattan is designed specifically to focus on the unique requirements for the singing actor.
Emphasis is placed on a structured technique of acting pedagogy. Characterization, character building, and role study are enhanced and augmented through a thorough grounding in the structure and function of verse and of prose. The rhetorical tools of rhyme scheme, meter, alliteration, assonance are incorporated in every aspect of vocal literature, i.e., scenes, individual arias, song literature, cabaret and music theater. While not a singing seminar, singers will be asked to incorporate their vocal literature into the workshop setting of the course.
Emphasis in this course focuses on the unique physical and mental requirements of singers in today's demanding market. Mind and body awareness and centering will evolve for the singer through the techniques of the eastern-influenced disciplines of tai ch'i, yoga, and basic kung fu movement, as well as a grounding in the basics of dance movement through the latin rhythm dances and the closed smooth dances of tango, fox-trot and waltz. National dances required by so many opera theater productions will include polka, polonaise, and the foundation of other court dances. Stage deportment will focus on the acts of sitting, standing, walking, bowing, kneeling, and falling.
To audition and register for this Masterclass Series, please go to http://www.lyranewyork.com/#!masterclass-series/adyxc.
Space is limited to 6 singers.