We are very excited to officially announce the release of ‘Athlete of Emotion: Examining the Perdekamp Emotional Method’, a Master’s thesis by Vaughan Slinn. The thesis takes an in-depth look at the pedagogy of PEM, and contains research evaluated through a combination of a historical review of acting approaches to producing emotion, interviews with PEM creator Stephan Perdekamp and Master Instructor Sarah Victoria, and it’s theoretical underpinnings (and evaluating this against current neuroscience theories concerning emotion). 'Athlete of Emotion’ further includes research supported by case studies taken from PEM workshop instruction and screen experiments held at Toi Whakaari. There have [...]
A huge congratulations to Jess Bush for being cast in the upcoming Paramount+ series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds! Jess Bush has been studying PEM since 2019, completing the 3 Month Program then continuing with online private sessions to prepare her for the role. We can’t wait to see her work in such an exciting project! https://deadline.com/.../star-trek-strange-new-worlds.../
What a wonderful 2021 so far! PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria has been busy teaching PEM to many new students at different acting schools across Australia and beyond. At the start of February, students at NIDA had an intense week of learning PEM online. The week after, Sarah continued teaching with students from Sydney's Screenwise - Australia's Leading Film & TV School for Actors. And finally - in the third week of Feb, we had the pleasure of sharing PEM all the way to Singapore's LASALLE College of the Arts. To top it off, after teaching VCA students online throughout [...]
PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria has been teaching PEM online to students of the National Institute of Dramatic Art - NIDA Australia during this past week. Sarah Victoria and Rik Stowman introduced PEM to NIDA back in 2017. Since then they have been welcomed back each year. We are incredibly excited to share PEM with the students of NIDA once again!
https://www.pemwellbeing.com/ For those not focused on acting, PEM Health & Wellbeing offers courses and private coaching to anyone who wishes to live a life of emotional balance, with far-reaching benefits to their relationships and broader life. If you’re interested in PEM’s health benefits, head to the website to read about PEM's approach to wellbeing, and the benefits our students experience from studying PEM. We'll be holding a trial program in December, with future programs to begin in 2021. Free consultations available to book on the website. Facebook and Instagram coming soon!
PEM Studios Melbourne's Online Voice Courses are well under way! Here are the current voice students in their second term after completing their first course last month. "PEM Voice is amazing. Every week my mind is being blown learning about the resonance system and how to make sound from a place of openness in my body. I’m left looking really forward to the next class and its really helped me get through lockdown as well! I wish I started sooner!" - Harrison Storm, Online PEM Voice Student
Over the last 7 weeks, PEM Master Instructor, Sarah Victoria has been instructing 40 students from VCA’s BA Acting and Theatre Making programs. They all learnt a lot and have been very enthusiastic in doing so. Head of Acting, Budi Miller, has invited PEM and Sarah back for more. The students are excited and eager to continue PEM training in Semester 2. We’re delighted to continue teaching the next generation of actors!
PEM Master Instructor, Sarah Victoria, met with senior tutor Vaughan Slinn from New Zealand's leading drama school, Toi Whakaari, yesterday. She had a great time teaching PEM screen acting to some of his students. Looking forward to working with you again!
PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria has been teaching PEM to the BA of Acting and Theatre students at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in Melbourne. Here’s what she had to say about her first session with them: “I coached 40 VCA Victoria College of the Arts acting students in 4 hours online. It totally works! Amazing how they were all able to feel the emotion apparatus kick in and switch off in only one hour per group. Well done everybody! Great next steps and beautiful artistic steps that you all achieved!”
We are very excited to introduce the next generation of PEM instructors in Melbourne! They have been training at PEM Studios Melbourne under the guidance of PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria since mid last year, and have been continuing online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a snap of our instructors in training at a recent online session. We appreciate all their hard work and dedication especially amidst the current situation. The PEM team is delighted to have them onboard as future instructors, and we can’t wait to see them spread the knowledge of PEM in the studio and/or online [...]