Clarion University theatre professor Marilouise (Mel) Michel presented an adjudicated acting exercise at the Alliance for Theatre in Higher Education conference Aug. 1 in Orlando.
The exercise, "Character Alignment Through Chakras," is a taste of her larger work, "Yoga for Actors," which she is researching while on sabbatical during the 2013-2014 academic year.
The exercise explored how the understanding of chakras (energy centers in the body) can be used by actors to inform choices when developing characters physically, mentally and emotionally. Michel presented with other colleagues from around the United States as part of the acting focus group at the conference which was themed, "P(L)AY - Performance, Pleasure and Pedagogy."
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