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February 16– 20, 2019


Vancouver Introductory Workshop

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May 13 – 17, 2019


Toronto Introductory Workshop

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May 21 – 25, 2019


Toronto Intermediate Workshop

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VANCOUVER AUDITIONS NOW CLOSED

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TORONTO AUDITIONS NOW CLOSED

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EMOTIONAL FLUENCY FOR ACTORS

Toronto Introductory Workshop

A 30-hour training in the BOS Emotional Effector Patterns 

Led by Master Teacher Laura Bond  

Assisted by Tom Stroud




What are BOS Emotional Effector Patterns?


BOS Emotional Effector Patterns (EEP) are a physical system for actors to stimulate and regulate emotion. The BOS EEPs were discovered by psychologist Susana Bloch, neurophysiologist Guy Santibañez, and theatre director Pedro Orthous. (The acronym “BOS” refers to the first letter of the surname of each of the originators of the technique.) EEPS are the foundation of Alba Emoting, The Alba Method, The Emotional Body method, and Alba Technique. Emotional Effector Patterns are specific patterns of breathing, facial expression and posture found in the expression of basic emotions.


By activating these patterns, an actor can access and modulate the expression of emotion at will without the use of acting techniques that rely on the imagination or past personal experience.


What are the benefits for the Actor?


Emotional Effector Patterns offer the actor a safe and efficient method to enter an emotional state, regulate its intensity, and fully exit the experience at will. Actors trained in EEP experience a greater range of expression, a heightened sensitivity to impulse, a greater capacity to repeat emotional moments and to “let go” of emotions after a rehearsal or a performance. EEP can be utilized in conjunction with other techniques and can accommodate the stylistic diversity and eclecticism faced by actors working in the field today.


The Training


In the 30-hour introductory training, participants will:


  • learn the six Emotional Effector Patterns paying attention to the precise technical details of the breath patterns, facial expressions, and postural attitudes.
  • learn Step-out, a neutral pattern which allows the actor to return to emotional neutrality – essential in creating a safe and solid foundation for emotion regulation within the practice.
  • explore the patterns in interactions with partners and apply to monologues and group improvisations.


At the end of the introductory training, participants will have achieved a clear understanding of how the Emotional Effector Patterns work and a knowledge of how they can be applied to the art and craft of acting.


Who Should Take the Training?


The workshop is designed for professional actors, but also open to dancers interested in theatre and advanced acting students.


The Teachers


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.


The introductory workshop in Toronto will be led by certified Master Teacher Laura Bond (CL5) accompanied by Movement Specialist and certified teacher Tom Stroud (CL4) and Teaching Assistant Ines Buchli (CL2).


Cost of the Workshop

$600 Canadian
$525 for registration prior to April 1

$480  Equity and ACTRA  


Deposits of $250 with the full-amount due by April 25, 2019


To Register:   Please send a brief bio and statement regarding your interest in the workshop to emotionalfluency@gmail.com. Upon acceptance into the workshop, participants will be notified of payment options. 


Location

The Centre for Indigenous Theatre


Hours:     Monday May 13, 9:30 – 6:00

                   Tuesday May 14 to Friday May 17 9:30 – 5:00


There will be a 1.5-hour lunch break each day.


For additional information: email emotionalfluency@gmail.com or contact Ines Buchli ibuchli@yorku.ca or (416) 737-6939


Click here for Cancellation Policy.

May 13 – 17, 2019

Please note: The workshop will be limited to 18 participants.

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EMOTIONAL FLUENCY IN ACTION

Toronto Intermediate Workshop

A 30-hour intermediate training in the BOS Emotional Effector Patterns 

With Master Teacher Laura Bond, Tom Stroud, Ines Buchli and Gayle Murphy 


About the Workshop


        Emotional Fluency in Action is designed for actors who have completed their basic training in the BOS Emotional Effector Patterns (EEP) and who would like to advance their studies and explore the EEPs in the acting process.  The training will be guided by a faculty with expertise in the EEP, breathwork, voice, movement and directing.  Areas that will be covered include: 


  • Integrating breath and movement
  • Review and practice of EEP’s
  • Mixing primary emotions
  • Improvisation 
  • Application to scene work 


        Actors will gain greater range and control of emotional expression, a heightened sensitivity to impulse and spatial relationship, a deeper connection to acting partners, a greater ability to repeat emotional moments. 


About the Teachers


Laura Bond is a Full Professor of Drama and Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Director of the Arts and Ideas Program at UNC-Asheville, a professional Equity actress, director, singer, and voice-over artist.  She is internationally recognized as a master teacher of the emotional effector patterns, a certified master teacher of the Estill Voice Technique, and a founding member of the Emotional Body® method. 


Tom Stroud is known for his work in the integration of dance and theatre and is an award-winning choreographer and the former Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers.  He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Winnipeg and a certified teacher of the BOS Emotional Effector Patterns. 


Ines Buchli is a theatre director, dramaturg, film maker and writer.  She is the former associate artistic director of Necessary Angel Theatre and associate artist for Theatre Direct.  She recently directed The Living for SummerWorks, garnering awards for Best Direction and Best Production.   Ines is currently an Associate Professor at York University where she teaches acting and directing. 

 

Gayle Murphy has specialized in breath and the speaking voice for actors for over thirty years. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia and is on the faculty of Canada’s National Voice Intensive.  Gayle is a certified teacher of Breathexperience (formerly Middendorf Breathwork) and is a co-director of Breathexperience Canada.


Cost of the Workshop

$600 Canadian  

$525 for registration prior to April 8, 2019.  


Deposits of $250 are acceptable with the full-amount due by May 15, 2019.   


To Register:   Please send a brief bio and statement regarding your interest in the workshop to  emotionalfluency@gmail.com. Upon acceptance into the workshop, participants will be notified of payment options. 


Location

The Centre for Indigenous Theatre


Hours:          9:30 – 5:00, Tuesday May 21 to Saturday May 25, 2019


There will be a 1.5-hour lunch break each day.


For additional information: email emotionalfluency@gmail.com or contact Ines Buchli ibuchli@yorku.ca or (416) 737-6939


Click here for Cancellation Policy.

May 21 – 25, 2019

EMOTIONAL Fluency Workshop Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel -

        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:

  • More than 30 days before the start date: A cancellation fee of 10% of total workshop registration paid applies
  • Less than 14 days before the start date: A cancellation fee of 40% of total workshop registration fees paid applies
  • 48 hours or less before the start date: No refund is available.


        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.

Workshop Cancellation

        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.

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