Mindful Acting Classes
Back by popular demand! Join us this September for our Mindful Acting Classes! Working as a group, students will explore the experience of acting through the lens of mindfulness and performance psychology to help break through personal barriers and blocks. It will examine the often-overlooked questions of what to do when we perform and how to integrate our acting into our life and our life into our acting, so that we can get the most out of both.
Actors will have the opportunity to explore topics such as self-consciousness/nerves, concentration, listening, voice, stakes, awareness, emotional life, sustainable acting routines and Meisner repetition, to name a few.
Classes will be under the guidance and tuition of Daniel Bradford & Cristina Fuentes.
Daniel Bradford is an actor, director, and teacher as well as Artistic Director of Play With Fire Productions. He has lived, performed and directed in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of Southern Queensland.
Dan's approach to teaching is one of unwavering compassion and commitment to the students he is working with. As Sanford Meisner said, "That which hinders your task, is your task", and this is the approach he takes towards the natural psychological barriers that prevent actors from reaching their true potential.
Apart from his 1-1 acting coaching and Mindful Acting classes, Daniel also leads the Intensive Scene Study acting classes and runs Masterclasses in the Practical Aesthetics acting technique.He also regularly works with children and young people, as well as the homeless through ‘Acting on Impulse’ free acting workshops.
His website and blog focused on the relationship between Mindfulness and Acting can be found at www.mindfulacting.co.uk.
Cristina Fuentes is an actor and meditation teacher. She is currently studying a Ph.D. in Mindfulness and Performance at the University of Huddersfield, where she is developing a Mindfulness-Based Performer Training (MBPT).
Cristina studied acting at Universidad Diego Portales; she has three years of Psychology studies at the same University. She holds "Mindfulness in Relations" diploma from Instituto Mindfulness Chile, where she worked as a mindfulness teacher.
Cristina has worked as an actress, acting teacher, mindfulness teacher, and communication consultant. She has experience in the field of physical theatre working with national and international companies; teaching at acting schools, universities and cultural centres in Chile and the UK.
For further information, you are welcome to visit her website www.presenciautentica.com