The Suzuki focus on intense stillness as well as increasing build and holding of tremendous passion dovetails
particularly well with emphasis on dramatic texts with heightened language that demand sustained and explosive emotion.
The rigorous ensemble work striving as a group to achieve ever greater performances of form and composition
challenges students to expand their technical and imaginative skills.
The Suzuki exercises are designed to train actors to access impulses and to respond physically and emotionally,
in the moment, to others.
Goals of Suzuki Class
that students gain a much greater awareness of the quantity of essential energy required to make any moment work onstage
that they become more able to summon and manipulate this energy
that they achieve a much greater ability to focus on things both real and imaginary
that they become much more awake to the true center in their body
that they are much more able to move from their true center
that they achieve a strong sense of the power of stillness
that they practice acting as opposed to reacting
that they achieve a great awareness of how the foot contacts the stage, and how that becomes the foundation of the structure of character
that the students develop a rhythmic breathing that sustains them through these rigorous exercises
that they achieve a much greater awareness of form, structure, and composition onstage
that they achieve a sensibility of the power of true ensemble
that they are challenged to solve greater and greater problems with less and less discussion about them