Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Breaking Actor Habits

When you resist a new technique as an actor, you are resisting the creation of a new habit. Do you even know why you are resisting? Is it because it’s wrong and won’t work, or is it just because you still fear...? Much of my teaching experience would suggest the latter. It makes me sad to think of the fear that much teaching (not to mention, life experience) has engendered in people, for it to take so long for actors to find their neutral point. Without arriving first at neutral there is no way to break old, destructive habits, and create new, powerful, life-changing ones. After all, a pendulum cannot swing to the left until it has passed from the right to the centre

(from Good Habits).

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