course code: WS515
embodied stage presence: letting go of our stories to give powerful performances
with corinne cassini
friday aug 14, 14:00 - 16:00
venue: IW2-040, Irish World Academy Building (level 2)
On stage or even just standing up in front of others we need to remember that before we decided to perform, we simply loved to play, or to share and express ourselves to others. Young and untrained, we were touched by a love of music, movement, poetry, sound of an instrument or voice and a desire to share and express that to others in an act of playing and free expression. Somewhere along the way we got caught up in who we thought we needed to be (us), to please or win and we started end-gaining instead of playing and expressing. We also became very critical of ourselves and lost touch with our true gifts. An expected self-image, the demands of the stage and the fears of being judged came into our playground and we believed that story. At any point in our lives we can re-member, reconnect and embody this part of ourselves, so that our performances are filled with ease rather than anxiety as we exude stage presence rather than stage fright. For this to occur, we need to come home into our Being, to embody our qualities by letting go of our stories about who we think we need to be to be seen or to please. We need to recognize and acknowledge our qualities, so that we may share and freely express our creative potential.
In this workshop you will first experience how a basic lack of honoring our own true qualities has created a story of disconnection from our true potential. Next, we harvest the lessons from these stories by recognizing their value in who we are becoming.
This workshop will be useful for teachers who work with anyone who performs as well as those performers themselves who would like more tools to explore how to perform with more poise and ease of being.