Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
 
 
 

Suzuki Method for Actor Training

 

 

Status

Subject Title: Suzuki Method of Actor Training 
Taught by: Lect. Vesta GrabštaitÄ—

Acad. Cycle 

ECTS credits

Duration

Semester

Contact hours

Bachelor,

3

1 semester

Autumn, Spring

32

Year of study

Weekly lectures/seminars

Prerequisites

1st - - - -

Intensive course (approx. 3 weeks)

Improving acting skills.

Languages 

Examination

Assessment

English

Oral

pass/fail

Goals:
• to develop ability of physical expression
• to work on focusing and concentration
• to develop the ability to control the amount of energy and to direct it to a certain point
• to work on imagination and to develop inner physical sensibilities
• to explore relation between the body, space and audience

Skills:
be able to use the body in a controlled and the most efficient way
be able to concentrate and focus on the main goals
understand the form and composition
discover new approaches to voice, body and gesture, image and emotion

Description: The Suzuki Method of Actor Training (not to be confused with the violin training technique) was originally created by Tadashi Suzuki. The practical training course of Suzuki Method is recommended for any stage performer. It aims at improving acting, dancing, voice and other performing skills. The method is designed to regain the perceptive abilities and powers of the human body. Studies include unique theoretical knowledge as well as exploring individual creativity through the rigorous approach to physical training that allows the student to challenge his/her center of gravity by presenting physical obstacles within a given structure. It concentrates on the lover body, legs and feet, giving the student more awareness of the entire body, breath and voice.