Keith Bain - On Movement:
1. I believe in the eloquence of the body, its capacity for truth, deception and revelation
2. I believe that everything in acting is movement
3. I believe in emotional centres and release points
4. I believe in the concept, or image, of the body as a transmitter and receiver
5. I believe in the concept of a dynamic core
6. I believe that the knowledge of one’s self is as important for the actor as all the knowledge and theory of acting, text analysis, research detail, characterisation, psychology. As important as life itself.
7. I encourage and believe in an empathetic aspect to the observation of anything outside ourselves
8. I believe in the mind and body connection as a fact of life and as a dramatic principle
9. Every shaping of the body, every gesture, space use, change of focus or dynamics, should have its own justification, its own meaning, and supply its own motivation and imagery
10. I believe in a body brain, and therefore, in a body memory
11. I believe that all of us in the performing arts must acknowledge ourselves to belong also to other affiliated art forms, especially the visual arts, and that we should prepare ourselves consciously for these aspects of our role.
there’s a self-discovery that happens when you revisit things you’ve accumulated over a period of time. You look back and begin to recognize patterns in your own thinking.
“We seldom realize, for example, that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.”
— Alan Watts