Life, & the Opposites
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The basis of this workshop is in the following explanation
by Eli Siegel: "According to Aesthetic Realism,
acting shows that you don't have to be fettered to yourself.
You can be other people....Acting is a certain way of
taking the contraries of the world. It is a way of being
somebody else for the purpose of coming back home immediately.
You take a trip in order to find out who you are."
Students take part in improvisations and prepare scenes
and monologues from contemporary and classical drama,
including works by O'Neill, Pinter, O'Casey, Shakespeare,
Alternate Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
The Art of Singing: Technique and
This class studies singing as a making one of opposites—ease
and intensity, high and low, continuity and discontinuity,
freedom and accuracy—opposites that everyone,
including the singer, is trying to put together in himself
or herself. With that basis there are vocal exercises
dealing with the fundamentals of singing—such
as breath support, resonance, legato, and agility—and
individual work on songs. The aim is a oneness of the
finest technique and the fullest sincerity. Beginning,
intermediate, and advanced singers are welcome.
See Ms. Wilson's faculty
biography and her article "Aesthetic
Realism Explains the Beauty of Jazz and of Duke Ellington".
Alternate Fridays, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
How to Register
2) Call: (212) 777-4490; or
3) Register in Person:
Go to the Registrar's Desk on the second floor of the
Aesthetic Realism Foundation
In-person Registration Hours:
Monday 5:15-8:00 PM
Tuesdays 12 - 7 PM
Wednesdays 12 -7 PM
Fridays 12-7 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 3 PM
- Classes meet on alternate weeks for fourteen weeks.
- Fee for all courses: $50.00 per semester
- For auditing a class: $10.00 per class
- Senior discounts are available.
- Payments for courses must be completed at registration, and are not refundable.