Finding that place where Rhythm and Text meet
Presented by: Portia
This class ignites the actor’s ability to unlock the physical and psychological life of the character in front of the camera through the use of music and movement. By gathering specific information from the text/material, you create a character playlist specific to the project you are working on that will be used in class to free your instrument, enable you learn to score the script, activate listening and allow you to dance inside the camera frame — leading to strong, bold, unique choices that excite and POP.
Please come prepared to move and sweat: bring water, snack, a towel, and movement clothes to wear.
* Please kindly note, there is no class on August 5th
Portia appears in the feature film SKIN (July 2019 release) and most recently onstage in SWEAT at the Mark Taper Forum. Feature film appearances include SKIN, ALL THE LITTLE THINGS WE KILL, FROM NOWHERE, NAOMI & ELY’S NO KISS LIST, ST. VINCENT DE VAN NUYS, SILVER TONGUES, THE GREATEST, THE MESSENGER, PLEASE GIVE, SYNECDOCHE, THE GIRL IN THE PARK, FREEDOMLAND and WORLD TRADE CENTER. Television/New Media appearances include: THE ENEMY WITHIN, MADAME SECRETARY, BULL, BIG DOGS, ELEMENTARY, SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT, THE BLACKLIST, BLUE BLOODS, CSI, UGLY BETTY, 30 ROCK, LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER CI…read more
Take Home Your Footage: You have the option of paying a $25 Download Fee if you wish to have your footage from class. The Download Fee must be paid for within the first four weeks of class. This will be uncut, unedited footage. It will not be a professional reel of your work and is for educational purposes only. Available for purchase online or in-person at the registration office.