Addressed to Performers & Artists
What are the abilities and resources that all artists in the world of entertainment would like to have to get the best performance?
Expressiveness and the ability to communicate, to convey emotions and evoke feelings through their personal interpretation; the ability to amaze and involve the public through their “easy”, flowing use of the “body-voice instrument” (and/or the musical instrument), which guarantees precision in the execution of the performance; the capacity to show that they feel pleasure in using their bodies or their voices, free from tensions, pain, movement limitation or other difficulty. The creativeness to produce new events and experiences; optimal attentional control; good staying power and the ability to recover from fatigue and stress, as well as controlling personal emotions; the ability to maintain good physical shape, to continuously improve performance, to recover quickly in periods of intense work, to prevent injuries due to stress and overtraining.
Finally, all artists aim to realize and express their full personal potential, because they know that both their gratification and the satisfaction of the public they are performing for depends on that. This is the prerequisite to what we define “success” in performing arts.
Because of my personal experience in this field as performer and trainer, I've experienced that Rolfing S.I. & Rolf Movement and Move in MindTM work, integrated in a specific approach, are greatly useful for professionals working in performing arts field as actors, singers, musicians, dancers, circus performers and those who practice athletics activities in which artistic expression takes on an important role, like, for example, acrobatics, artistic skating, ice dancing, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, etc.
This approach constitutes a kind of movement coaching dedicated expressly to artists in entertainment. A way to provide support and new tools essentials to both expressive research and psycho-physical balance, that guarantees peak performance.
Specifically, the Move-In MindTM work enables to reshape the body, to manage emotions, to calm and focus thoughts, with spectacular results on and off stage. It is a tool to maintain a healthy and youthful body, a focused mind, a balanced emotional state, and of course to avoid chronic pain and injuries. It also promotes self-esteem and self confidence, and prolongs the ability not only to perform longer, but also to live a richer and more satisfying life, on the way to integration.
Adapting Move-in Mind to the specific needs of each individual (and integrating it with Rolfing Structural Integration and Rolf Movement Sessions if necessary), by working on breathing, voice, gesture, and especially by working on the universe of the body in motion, we allow the discovery of a new approach to coordination, to movement, to rhythm, to expressiveness, to efficacy, in order to:
- intensify awareness and extend the range of instruments of expression;
- maximize quality and efficiency in any performance;
- prevent, remove or reduce those body restrictions (sometimes involving also emotional and mental level) which inhibit us from recognizing or expressing our abilities;
- reduce muscular tension and pain, recover from traumas, manage stress, improve management and expression of emotions and feelings, develop efficient and functional habits about breathing, posture and movement on stage and in daily life.
All images in this page by Rose Joy Kivellote courtesy of Alternavox Magazine
from "Amaluna" - Cirque du Soleil: Nathalie Claude and Pepa Plana
The 'Acrobarouf' Trio - Marie-Michelle Fabre - Edouard Doye