Classes at EgoPo
EgoPo offers a selection of intensive "workshop" classes that help revitalize the mind and bodies of actors all across Philadelphia. Taught by Lane Savadove, EgoPo's Producing Artistic Director and nationally-recognized viewpoints trainer, everyone from up-and-comers to well-versed individuals can benefit from what EgoPo has to offer.
What the press are saying...
"Starkly illuminating…[EgoPo] actors are fearless." - New York Times
"EgoPo actors exude a clean physical assuredness; it is rare these days to see such belief in the majesty of empty space and silence" - San Francisco Weekly
"EgoPo has created a unique, physical style of performance. While their texts are from theater, their style borrows heavily from dance…if the audience is any indication, they have managed to cross over in both forms." - P-Form, National Performance Art Journal
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Acting from the Body: Viewpoints, a movement-based workshop for experienced actors, draws on the belief that by listening to the body and following one's physical impulses, the actor will find greater emotional truth in performance. Designed to guide actors toward more vital and dynamic performances, the Viewpoints-based training creates a deep sense of vulnerability and spontaneity in the actor. Led by EgoPo Artistic Director Lane Savadove, one of the country's leading teachers of Viewpoints, classes will be physically demanding, and yet structured to give the actor crucial, concrete tools to take to the stage in any theatrical style.
What is VIEWPOINTS?
The term "Viewpoints" was first coined for use in theater by Anne Bogart. Viewpoints has become a new staple for actor training in most undergraduate and graduate actor programs. The goal of this training technique is to first heighten the actor's ability to sense the multitude of stimuli that is available to them on stage. The second step is to enable to actor to perceive and follow their physical impulses that come as a result of this perception. Savadove uses this work to help the actor become more adept at using their body as a "thinking tool", and to be able to commit to emotions that are physiological and "complete." Savadove developed his interpretation of the method while teaching at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and continues to teach it at universities throughout the region.
Next Scheduled Class
EgoPo has yet to schedule a class for this current season
If you would like to be added to our contact list for upcoming classes please contact Company Manager, Rachel O'Hanlon-Rodriguez, by emailing [email protected] EgoPo will then contact you before releasing the workshop details to the public.
New workshops take place once a year. Anyone who has previously requested information about workshops will be emailed with the date and time. Prices vary depending on the length of the workshop.