Taught by Anne Fielding
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, Sheridan, Molière.
Alternate Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Taught by Carrie Wilson
This class is based on Eli Siegel’s statement “All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.” Beautiful singing is 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.
Alternate Fridays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Taught by Barbara Allen, Anne Fielding, Edward Green, Ph.D.
Learn what makes music beautiful and what music says about life and you!
Do you want to be stirred by music of all styles, periods, and countries—and learn why it moves you?
In this exciting class you’ll study music from pre-classical to romantic to the latest hit; from Monteverdi to Ellington; from Bach to the Beatles to a song that will be at the top of the charts next week—and see what makes for beauty in music.
You’ll also see what a particular composition or performance says about your very own life and your biggest hopes–through this landmark principle, stated by philosopher Eli Siegel: “The world, art, and self explain each other: each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites.”
Alternate Sundays, 4:00 – 5:30 PM