Learning Resources | “Alba Technique” for actors, educators and arts journalists

Welcome to the House of Alba.

This page directs us to five (5) downloadable media tools and a video recording of a live-streamed presentation done at a NoPassport theater conference at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

NoPassport theatre alliance & press
NoPassport theatre alliance & press

(We’re talking here of Class Notes, 2 Press Releases, Images for Publication, and a Suggested News–Feature Article for everyone’s use. )

These tools concern a bold, new U.S. actor-training approach that professional actors, educators, academics and acting coaches might want to take up and appropriate into their professional lives. This acting system is called the ALBA Technique for Actors. It has neuro-scientific lab-research roots in Chile and France (since the 1970s).

Patricia Angelin — the NY actress who was the first person in North America to be certified as an ALBA-trained master teacher — offers weekly classes and private study in the ALBA method.  ALBATechnique@gmail.comALBATechnique.com

(1) Class Notes — Principles, philosophy and passages of study about the emergence and use of ALBA

Press Release about ALBA session in NoPassport's theater conference at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Press Release about ALBA session in NoPassport’s theater conference at NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Feel free to CLICK HERE to download said Class Notes from the link above. It is especially valuable to academics who are interested in learning about the history of ALBA Emoting.

(2) Fancy-looking Press Release (for editors and journalists) — A news announcement about NoPassport’s “Dreaming the Americas” conference and Pat’s March 14, 2016 presentation of ALBA to the wider U.S. performing arts industry. The one-day NoPassport theater conference took place at NYU’s Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre in Greenwich Village. In the Culture of One World served as co-producer.

(3) Suggested News–Feature Article for bloggers — Feel free to copy-and paste-this news/feature article. When you re-publish it on your site, be sure to credit “In the Culture of One World”

(4) Click here to see a Live–Streamed Video Record of the NoPassport conference On the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday, March 14 from 10am to 8pm EST (New York).

This is the video:  http://livestre.am/5kocM

(5) Photo Gallery — Visit this Media Kit’s Press Release, then scroll down the page to find this Mosaic of Images, Headshots and Production Photos.

Patricia Angelin and her Alba Technique logo | Designed by Aaron Epstein
Patricia Angelin and her Alba Technique logo | Designed by Aaron Epstein

ALBA Technique Acting program goes to Ireland
Intrigued enough to want to delve deeper into ALBA? Click here to find more information about a week-long ALBA intensive acting workshop. Angelin is inviting us to join her and her fellow actors this coming July in Ireland.

At the National Opera House, formerly the Wexford Opera House, in Wexford, south-east Ireland, she will hold a 5-day Intensive Alba Technique Immersion program from July 11 to 15, 2016. It is intended for disciples of the craft, art and teaching of acting.  (If you want to see more of Ireland, the period of accommodations in Wexford will last from July 9 to 16, 2016.)

Book cover Alba Emoting by Susana Bloch Photo courtesy of Pat Angelin
Susana Bloch’s “Alba Emoting” on Amazon.com

With the full support of ALBA Emoting founder Dr. Susana Bloch of Chile, Angelin brings the freedom and control that are the hallmarks of ALBA Technique to the professional performing arts community and beyond.

ALBA walks a different path from using Emotional Substitution, which has been the main stock and trade among U.S. actors and performers. A limbic bodywork system in actor training, ALBA offers us an alternative to emotion memory and other psychological acting techniques for releasing, maintaining and controlling emotional stages.

(6) Information about NoPassport’s “Dreaming the Americas” conference — Click Here to view the full schedule of the “Dreaming the Americas” conference. Then tell us what you think it was about.

Actors (L-R) William Anton, Anthony Heald, Patricia Angelin and Julie Haydon (who created the role of Laura in 1945) in a scene from the Off-Broadway revival of the play
Actors (L-R) William Anton, Anthony Heald, Patricia Angelin and Julie Haydon (who created the role of Laura in 1945) in a scene from the Off-Broadway revival of the play “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams (New York) | Photo credit: Martha Swope | Photo courtesy of New York Public Library’s Billy Rose Theatre Division

 

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