What is the course about?
Core Energetics is a body-mind practice designed to enhance your self-awareness, 'aliveness', creativity and focus. As an artist or performer, your voice and body are your instrument. "CORE" is a means to opening up physically, helping you to become aware of your energy flow and how to come fully into this energy. Based in modern psychology, science and spiritual principles, CORE has been designed to create whole-body-mind awareness and is a fun way to explore how to expand your range as an artist. You can expect a creative, immersive experience that will deepen inner growth, creating consciousness about yourself, and the way you relate to others.
What will we cover?
Learn how unconscious holding patterns in your body affect self-expression, presence and range as a performer.
Become aware of your patterns and learn tools and techniques for increasing your capacity to feel and fully express yourself in your craft.
Utilise movement, emotional expression, voice dialogue, breath and other techniques to release holding patterns that affect your self-expression.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Sense and demonstrate an increased awareness of energy flow and presence
Demonstrate an understanding of physical and emotional blocks
Display an increased capacity to express emotions
Be able to warm-up physically and emotionally for a free and impulsive performance.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginners' level. This course is suitable for everyone. To get the most from this course please bring an open-mind
and a willingness to move your body and explore your emotions.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Move freely and participate physically in a group setting
• Speak English fluently.
• Communicate in group situations.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and respond to a range of texts.
• Take course notes for your own use.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course will be highly experiential. There will not be work outside of class.
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please wear clothes that are comfortable enough to move freely in (legging/vest and grip-socks, and extra layers in case you get cold). Exercise mats will be provided but please bring a small foam pillow or folded hand towel to support your head and neck. Please bring to every session: water, a notebook and pen, and a folder to file hand-outs and homework.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any related Voice courses run by the Drama Department; especifically Communicate with Confidence through voice and body language, or Combining Voice and Pilates.
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.