Being Charismatic Is Only Part of Your Physical Expression – Meisner Acting

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Physical expression is extremely important and controlling that and using the physical space around them well is also key to great performances. Actors who study Meisner in nyc learn how to explore their physical expressions, habits and non verbal behavior and subvert of convert that into good performances. Movements onstage in a theatre piece are very different than movements that are right for the camera. Actors who stand out are those who can call up various forms of physical expression and alter them to create a character.

If you think about it, the world is full of actors who use a certain personality to create their roles, always using similar physical expressions to create characters. There are easily ten or fifteen actors who fall into this category that you can list without thinking too hard. An actor can become extremely successful by learning how to create and channel a charismatic personality, by using both internal and external components of the instrument. There are many legendary actors who use physical expression as an art form to literally create a fictional, yet very real person. A list that would include Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep or Daniel Day Lewis.

The Maggie Flanigan Studio provides acting classes in NYC for serious actors. Find out more about meisner acting at the studio website or read this article about acting instrument.

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