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ACTIVE CLASSES contain multiple video lessons that guide you through actor warm-ups, introductions to concepts, foundation exercises, improvisation structures, suggestions for practice projects, and a wrap-up review.
Each lesson includes drop-downs with detailed written information such as vocabulary terms, step by step descriptions of exercises, tendencies to look out for, and assignments to hone critical thinking and analysis.
EXERCISES FOR DAILY PRACTICE are dramatic mini-scripts that help the actor manifest more expressively. Each exercise is preceded by a "teach-in" video that identifies dramatic concepts, their theatrical applications, and actor tendencies to look out for. The corresponding exercise lesson allows you to actively follow along and practice on your feet.
ACTOR PREP warm-ups vary in length from five to thirty minutes and include a wide range of exercises to get your actor instrument energized, balanced, strengthened, and creatively inspired.
VOCABULARY AND FUNDAMENTALS are conveniently organized and include videos and written breakdowns of concepts that apply to every exercise, audition, rehearsal, and performance.
SHAPE YOUR SCHEDULE to suit your creative needs and lifestyle. The user-friendly navigation allows you to take advantage of all the learning opportunities and tools the site has to offer. Train for five minutes or five hours — the choice is yours. Whether you decide to take an entire class, review a single exercise, or look for a skill-building warm-up for a rehearsal or an audition, everything you need is at your fingertips.
FEEL MARGOLIS METHOD and its ability to expand the performer's expressive and creative capabilities. The Method’s dynamic energy jumps off the screen and inspires you to tap into your creativity. Active videos re-create the live studio experience. Reflecting over 30 years of research by Kari Margolis, and inspired by the work of such artists as Etienne Decroux, Jerzy Grotowski and Bertolt Brecht, the Method unites instinct and intellectual analysis and makes the vital connection between physical and vocal expression. The universal principles of Margolis Method are applicable to any theatrical style or aesthetic, ranging from abstract experimental to linear, text-based plays. Margolis Method offers you the tools to become an empowered theatre artist armed with the skill sets of the Actor, Director, and Playwright.
How Classes Are Organized:
Classes are organized by Themes. Each Theme will contain on average three to five related classes. For example, Theme One is “Expressing the Internal and External Worlds of the Character,” which has five classes, each with a specific focus.
Each Class contains multiple video lessons that include introductions to concepts, foundation exercises, examples of building stories, improvisations, suggestions for practice projects and a wrap up.
Each individual lesson of a class includes drop downs with added information such as critical analysis questions, journal topics, vocabulary, written step by step descriptions of foundation exercises, tendencies to look out for and more.
Learn More About Theme One Classes
Theme One: Expressing the Internal and External Worlds of the Character
Theme One is comprised of five classes broken into a total of 51 lessons. This theme introduces the concept of a character having an internal private life as well as an external, social, public life. Each class delves deeper into ways to practice the actor’s ability to manifest, control, and articulate what a character is feeling privately in relationship to what they are expressing publicly.
Class One: Introducing the Actor Instrument
Discover practicable exercises for five fundamental concepts for re-envisioning, enlivening, and building the actor’s instrument.
Class Two: Expanding and Compressing the Core
This class offers exercises that allow the actor to feel how changing the physical conditions within a character inspires emotional states and explores how the relationship between effort and relaxation helps the actor find connections between acting beats.
Class Three: Expressing Through the Core in Vertical
Learn how to find a character’s relationship to gravity and how it increases an actor’s storytelling ability.
Class Four: Dialoguing Between the Personal and the Public
Building on the previous classes, Class Four helps shape a more sophisticated actor who can make smooth transitions between a character’s personal thoughts and emotions and their public manifestations.
Class Five: The Geometry of Intention
Learn tools to start building strong interactions with other characters and inspire an audience to discover deeper meanings within these relationships.
Themes & Classes
Summer Solstice New Member Registration Special until June 21, 2017
Margolis Method Online is a dynamic, ever-expanding platform that will continually grow in content as well as features. Live classes and personal mentoring along with performance coaching are on the horizon.
Membership registration re-opens October 15th, 2016. In addition to the ever-growing volume of content, we are also offering a new, convenient monthly payment option for annual memberships and video upload packages.
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3 Uploads: $175
6 Uploads: $300
12 Uploads: $500
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