Carina Buena, actress, Romaina
Richard Listor, actor, London
Justin Younts, actor, New York
PEM in New Zealand
PEM Workshops in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch
PEM Foundation Workshops
Next workshop opportuntities - March 2018:
Auckland – Weekend Foundation Workshop:
Dates: Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 March 2018
Times: Saturday 10.00am-6.00pm, Sunday 9.00am-3.00pm
Venue: Samoa House, Samoa House Lane, Beresford Square, Auckland Central
Cost: NZD $250
Christchurch – 1-day Introduction Workshop:
Date: Sunday 25 March 2018
Venue: NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art), Ara Institute of Canterbury, E Block, 130 Madras Street, Christchurch
Cost: NZD $125
Wellington – Evening Foundation Workshop:
Dates: Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Monday 26, Tuesday 27 March 2018
Venue: Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Te Whaea National Dance & Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington
Cost: NZD $250
What is it?
The foundation workshops are designed as an introductory enounter with the principles of PEM’s biological acting process. The workshops introduce bodily trigger-points that give you easy, safe and immediate access to the six basic emotions of PEM, and additional exercises to reach intense emotional expressions on a purely physical level. With PEM, emotions become a reliable and subtle tool of performance.
Master Instructor Sarah Victoria returns to New Zealand following highly-praised workshops around the country in 2017.
How will it work?
True emotions are the key to authentic and touching performances for film and stage. They sometimes need to be out and loud – but sometimes they need to be battled and suppressed to be even more gripping. The workshop will teach easy and repeatable access to physical triggers for biological emotions, allowing for subtle or intense artistic work. The workshop also offers exercises to work through emotional blockages to safely release pent-up emotions. You will learn easy releasing exercises to neutralise emotional tensions (fear, stress, etc.), and access to breath that will support intense emotional expressiveness.
What do I get out of it?
This workshop is not just for actors. It’s suitable for singers, dancers, artists, therapists, communicators and facilitators. You will gain emotional confidence and intensity – and freedom from blockages that will allow you to safe and repeatable access your full potential of expression and depth.