The online workshop has been designed for advanced actors/teachers/directors who have completed, at minimal, an intermediate training in the Emotional Effector Patterns. The goal of the workshop is to develop a practical understanding of how to integrate the EEP into your theatrical practice.
This course applies both the Feldenkrais® method and the Emotional Effector Patterns to help you recognize, identify and explore different ways breathing and movement are associated with the characteristic functions and attitudes of emotions, without evoking any personal content. All six emotional effector patterns will be taught, as well as neutral and Step Out.
Assisted by Gayle Murphy and Dana Smith
The workshop has been designed for advanced actors/teachers/directors who have completed, at minimal, an intermediate training in the Emotional Effector Patterns. The goal of the workshop is to develop a practical understanding of how to integrate the EEP into your theatrical practice. Attention will be paid to working with the EEP in situations where not all members of the cast or creative team may be familiar with the EEP.
Through exercises, drills, improvisation and scene work areas of exploration will include:
Accessing the full body
Integrating Voice and Gesture
Being in response to your partner
Developing Key Character Patterns
10 – 2. 5 hour Synchronous Sessions
June 7 – 18, 2021
Monday to Friday, (Weekends Off)
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM (EST)
Full Price - $550 (CND)
Early Bird - $500 (CND) On or Before May 07, 2021
Criteria for Acceptance
To create an in-depth experience the workshop has been limited to 8 participants only. In selecting participants consideration will be given to the applicant’s professional theatre and/or teaching experience and proficiency in the EEP. Every attempt will be made to pair participants with similar levels of experience for scene work. As workshop time is limited and scene work is an integral part of the exploration preference will be given to participants that can commit to the following:
Please provide the following information.
Please submit your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please note: The workshop will be limited to 8 participants.
All sessions will be held via zoom.
Ines Buchli is a theatre director, dramaturg, film maker and writer. Her creative research focuses on the neuroscience of emotion and its application to acting. Ines has a Level 4 certification in Alba and instructor level in Emotional Body. Ines taught acting and directing for many years at York University where she is currently continuing her research in emotion as a Senior Scholar.
Tom Stroud is an Emotional Body Instructor and a certified Alba teacher. He has a long career in experimental dance and theatre as a performer, choreographer and director. He is the former Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, and currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film where his research is focused on emotion and the body in performance.
Gayle Murphy is an Associate Professor in the BFA Acting program at the University of British Columbia and a vocal coach for actors and other professional speakers. She is a certified Breathexperience instructor, a director of Breathexperience Canada, and an Instructional Apprentice with Emotional Body.
Dana Smith is an actor, director, and Professor of Theatre at Truman State University. She is an Apprentice Instructor with the Emotional Body, a Certified Trainer of Lessac Kinesensics (voice and body work), and a Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. During her sabbatical in Fall 2020, she studied crossover applications of Kinesensics and Emotional Body work for the actor. Her current focus is on exploring the Emotional Effector Patterns as an acting technique.
To protect the integrity of the work and to insure quality of experience and transmission of knowledge for students and practitioners, only certified teachers are authorized to independently train people.
An accurate attendance count is critical in the planning and success of our workshops. If an attendee needs to withdraw from a workshop, they must inform us in writing via email prior to the first day of the scheduled workshop. If you need to cancel your participation in a workshop, the following refund schedule applies:
The Emotional Fluency project follows the professional guidelines of conduct outlined in Not in Our Space on the Canadian Actors Equity website.
This agreement makes our working environment safe and productive for all participants. If these guidelines are breached the faculty has the right to terminate your participation in the workshop, and in this case, no refund will be provided.
Although it is highly unusual, if a workshop must be cancelled for any reason, participants will be notified immediately and will receive a complete refund of all workshop fees. The Emotional Fluency workshop is not responsible for expenses incurred beyond the registration fees.