alison hodge

‘Core Training is based on a profound, active awareness of the body, other performers and the space. This can lead to a powerful, almost luminous presence in live performance.

I call this state of being fully attuned to the physical, imaginative and external environment polyphonic attention. It gives the actor tremendous freedom through which to explore their craft.’

Ali Hodge

Core Training encourages a profound awareness of inter-relationships experienced through the body with other actors, the audience and the immediate space. There are four key themes that guide the work: ground and weight, breathing and breath, working with things, working with others. The DVD demonstrates how the actors develop their abilities in these key areas.

Core Training for the Relational Actor

London and New York: Routledge 2013