"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.
SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 27 AND 28, 2017
Taught by internationally renowned trauma expert, Peter A Levine, PhD and movement, breathing and Alexander Technique master lecturer Betsy Polatin.
“Trauma and The Performing Artist” New York City — A two day class for performing artists, (actors, directors, musicians, dancers), and the therapists who work with these artists. Sponsored in part by the Healing TREE. Details and registration available soon.
Contact Betsy for more information.