Tools for the practice of acting
Keywords:acting, actors, Feldenkrais Method, theatre research, tools for actors
In 2020, I started a research project entitled 'Theatre and Feldenkrais: which tools from the Feldenkrais Method® are most pertinent to an actor’s work?’ (Rahir 2020). This took place within the framework of La Manufacture’s research department as part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Western Switzerland and in partnership with the Feldenkrais Association of Switzerland, the Autopoïesis art school in Montréal and The Institut de Formation Feldenkrais – IFELD in Lyon. We indexed different principles contained in the Feldenkrais Method proved to be effective in prompting creative acting. We then attempted to make assumptions about how those principles might be applied on stage in order to determine whether we could turn them into what we henceforth called tools for actors.