Clown, Movement & Acting
Duration: 55 minutes
Cost: $90 / Pro & VIP: $75
Develop Technique with Chris
My primary focus is on facilitating an experience for the actor in which they can embody the circumstance of the character. I’m interested in helping the actor release the wisdom of their own body so they can stretch their emotional imagination and support the demands of whatever circumstances they are playing. Using exercises and games rooted in Theatrical Clown, Jaques Lecoq’s movement techniques, and Shakespeare’s Folio technique we will work to access the source of each artist’s playfulness, so they can embody the text and realize the needs of the character in an authentic way. Jump into your body and cultivate your own virtuosity so you can illuminate whatever character you are working on in the singular and unique way that only you can.
About Christopher Tramantana:
Christopher Tramantana is an actor, director, and educator. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, he has acted professionally in theatre, film, and television. He has taught Clown, Games, and Play at NYU Tisch’s Meisner Studio, The Graduate Acting Program at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, The John DeSotelle Studio in NYC, and at Queensborough Community College. He studied with Jane Nichols, Aitor Basauri, and Jim Calder; head of Movement for The NYU Tisch graduate acting program. But the most life changing experience occurred when he met Christopher Bayes; master teacher of Clown and head of Physical Acting at Yale School of Drama. He studied Clown and Commedia d’ell Arte extensively with Bayes, at The Funny School of Good Acting, before being invited to study under him as his teaching apprentice. Tramantana assisted Bayes at Yale School of Drama, The Juilliard School, and The Funny School of Good Acting, and is one of a small number of teachers Bayes has mentored. Directing credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Metamorphoses, Our Town, You Can’t Take It With You, Antigone, Sweeney Todd, and Into The Woods. Christopher holds a BA in Performance from Fordham College at Lincoln Center and an MFA in Acting from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. www.christophertramantana.com
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