Body – Imagination – Images – Gesture – Voice
“The technique of using our voice according to this method is of such kind that we can send the voice either in high or low tones over a distance which seems sometimes impossible.” M. Chekhov
Our lives make a difference when we connect, when we make contact. We can make contact with ourselves, to somebody (one person or a group of people) or to something (space, objects, subjects) or to our body and our voice. There is no artistic work without contact. In fact, there is no life without it. When we start to relearn and develop contact, we make the difference to our profession and to our life. In order to make our work on stage authentic and alive, we need to get into contact with our body and voice and both our inner images and our emotions within seconds.
The Michael Chekhov Technique connects our sub-consciousness and imagination to the physical reality by creating the world of sensations and emotions. Imagination is a matter of fact. Every human being has it. And every artist has their own way of using it. For an actor 80% of their work is concrete imagination. Images are the core of creativity. They are the fuel of ideas and emotions.
How do we create images? How do they feed the emotional life of the character? And how can we embody images, make them physical, so that we can share them with the audience along with the gesture and voice?! These questions are the ones we will try to answer in the working space.