Level 1

Level 1 classes are open to all without audition or placement.

HB Studio’s Level 1 class offerings are designed for those just starting out as well as those seeking to return to the basics. The focus is on awareness: developing a deeper, more dynamic sensory relationship to one’s body and expanding one’s sense of self in relation to one’s circumstances: to objects, to a partner, to past and present, place, time, history. In voice, singing, speech, movement, we explore breathing and the physiology and musculature that support effort and action; the interaction of release and tension. We observe, experiment, and improvise. The work is fundamental, introductory, exploratory, and aims at bringing the actor into a state of active discovery.

Be advised that each Level requires time to master, and most actors will need a two- or three- term investment at Levels 1 and 2 to become confident in their practice.