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2-Week Class:
Suzuki Method of Actor Training


The Suzuki Method of Actor Training (SMAT) is a training method that requires time to sit in the mind and body of a performer. With 2 weeks of class, we aim to impart the format and philosophy of the training to the participants. Participants are welcomed to join subsequent drop-in practice classes to deepen the training.

This class is for beginners, no prior experience in the method is required. Also suitable for actors who have experienced the method and are looking to refine their training.

*Minimum 8 participants to start the class.

Dates:
30 Jan - 10 Feb 2023, Mondays to Fridays.

Time:
7pm - 10pm

Venue:
NYT Studio
28 Aliwal Street, #02-09, Aliwal Arts Centre, Singapore 199918.

Instructors:
Nelson Chia and Mia Chee

Fee:
$600

SkillsFuture:
This course is pending SkillsFuture Credits.

Conducted in:
English

Number of participants:
Minimum 8 to start the class.

Application is now open.
Click HERE to apply.
Deadline for application: 16 January 2023, Monday.


We strongly recommend the use of traditional Japanese white tabi socks for SMAT. Tabi can be purchased from Nine Years Theatre at $20 per pair. Participants may also get their own tabi from outside sources. Please ensure that the tabi is white in colour, made of 100% cotton, with 4 buckles. It should be a snug fit.

The Suzuki Method of Actor Training

We will go through the 6 basic disciplines of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training (SMAT), and the philosophy behind the training. This class aims to help build strength in the performer’s body and mind, and work towards groundedness and presence on stage.

About Suzuki Method of Actor Training:

The Suzuki Method of Actor Training is a training system created by Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki. Through a series of disciplines (basic exercises), the method focuses on enhancing the three important aspects of the actors' art: energy production, breath calibration, and centre of gravity. Taken together, these three aspects work towards the cultivation of the “invisible body”, the uncovering of the actor's inner potential and the development of a creative actor.

This training requires committed physical work from the actor.