Do you have an issue as an actor accessing emotions at will? Do you find that certain emotions are easier to access, while others feel buried instead or difficult to summon for required parts? Do you get stiff during auditions, especially in dramatic scene work? The Alba Method was designed to help actors easily take hold of all of their emotions, making them fluid, open and available. Learn how to become a master at your inner emotional life and let it work for you.
Date: Thursday, December 15th 2016
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
Ages 18 and up
This is a FREE two-hour introductory class into the basic foundation of The Alba Method. In this course, students will learn Neutral Breath (the foundation of the technique), the Step-Out (method for leaving an emotional state at will), and be introduced to two of the six basic emotions.
NOTE: Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement. Don't wear clothing that would restrict deep breathing excercises.
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In the Alba Method, the spectrum of human emotion gets broken down into six basic emotions: Joy, Tenderness, Anger, Sadness, Fear, and Sensual Love. From these basic emotions, our feelings combine to create the broad palate of complex emotions, which we experience throughout our lives. As actors, we are called upon to reproduce these emotions at will for performances on stage, on film, or even in recording sessions.
Developed by neuroscientist, Dr. Susana Bloch, the Alba Method offers unique tools allowing actors to consciously enter, manage, and leave an emotional state by reproducing specific breathing patterns, body tension states, facial expressions, and postural attitudes. Unlike other acting methods, Alba does not ask the performer to recall past memories or previous experiences in order to induce an emotion. The Alba Method is a non-psychological technique. Begin your journey to emotional freedom in acting today!!
• Go beyond emotional recall as the only means to produce emotion on stage.
• Gain on cue emotional accessibility.
• Increase Presence.
• Achieve a centered place from which to perform.
• Learn techniques to help with audition anxiety.
• This isn’t acting, this is being.
• Advanced instruction in mixed-emotions is available with previous Alba Method training.
• Learn techniques to get rid of “emotional hangover” and leave the drama onstage!
Wait List Policy
If a class is sold out, you can sign up for a spot on the wait list.
If a spot opens, the wait list is notified via email and the spot is sold on a first come, first served basis.
If you do not get the spot, you do not need to rejoin the wait list.
We do not offer refunds, but we do offer credit. Cancellations must be made 7 days or more in advance of a class, event, or intensive in order to receive a credit. You can cancel the class online in our booking system or via email.
Unless otherwise noted, if you cancel within 7 days of the class, event, or intensive due to sickness or industry related work, we require a doctor's note or proof of work in order to issue a credit.
Cancellations within 24 business hours of the class, event, or intensive and/or no-shows will NOT be credited under any circumstance. For example, if your class is on Sunday, you must cancel before the end of business on Friday.
Jamie is a professional actor, musician, and CL4 (Certification Level 4) Alba Method instructor from NYC, last seen in Ars Nova’s production of “The Wildness.” He holds a B.A. in
Theatre and a B.A. in Music from Kutztown University. He has studied the Alba Method at Kutztown University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Centre Kinesphere in Montreal, UNC Asheville, and Cachagua Chile where he personally studied with Dr. Susana Bloch, the creator of the Alba Method.
"I’ve known Jamie a long time and when I see him teach, I’m always astounded by his balance between the high standards of experience and the genuine empathy of a peer.When you take a class with Jamie, you can trust him to take you where you need to go." – Scott W. Abernethy, professional actor in New York and Washington D.C.
"What excites me about Alba is how accessible it is. Instead of being attached to personal emory, or even a detailed backstory, Alba is immediate. This makes it very useful to the actor." - Joshua Neth, Former Artistic Director of Allentown Public Theater