"The Actor's Secret"
Offering revolutionary new training for actors and performers, The Actor’s Secret introduces three powerful disciplines designed to transform your performance:
The Alexander Technique – improve ease of movement through neuromuscular reeducation
Breathing Coordination – change patterns of breathing and boost breathing capacity and awareness
Somatic Experiencing® – resolve trauma through the process of tracking bodily sensations to restore vitality and health
Developed by Betsy Polatin, a movement specialist and Master Lecturer at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, the book’s simple tools, explorations, and exercises draw on the three disciplines to help you explore your acting work, improve stage presence and vocal production, reduce performance anxiety and stress, and initiate healing and self-growth.
Many techniques and self-help books teach a new way of "doing." The secret of this book lies in "non-doing." By learning to first recognize and then suspend habitual patterns, you open the door to deeper artistic choices.
About the Author
BETSY POLATIN is a movement specialist with four decades of experience in body-mind education and performance training. She has worked with many performing artists in theater, film, and music, including such luminaries as Rashida Jones, Ginnifer Goodwin, Andre Gregory, and John Denver.
As a highly respected senior Alexander Technique educator, she pioneered a four-year Alexander curriculum for the acting conservatory program at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, where she is a Master Lecturer. A certified Breathing Coordination instructor and a Somatic Experiencing practitioner, she holds a BA in dance and an MFA in theater education. She continues to teach her work extensively, both privately and in master classes in the United States and abroad.
Trauma in The Public Eye, London - June 25, 2019
Taught by internationally renowned trauma expert, Peter A Levine, PhD and movement, breathing and Alexander Technique master lecturer Betsy Polatin.
A one day class for performing artists, (actors, musicians, dancers), the therapists and teachers who work with these artists, and anybody else interested in Breath, Movement, and Trauma.
Contact Betsy for more information. See CLASSES page to register.