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The Basic Actor’s Training Program: SENSING
The sensory system is composed of five basic senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. The sensory system is remarkably powerful in forming the basis of our perceptual understanding of the world.
Every individual unconsciously accepts or rejects stimuli in his or her environment. This is called SELECTIVE AWARENESS.
An actor’s work with his senses extends the personalization process which began with centering. It is necessary to awaken an actor’s perception so that specific sense memory can be applied to the acting process.
Sensory awareness serves three essential functions in creating a role:
Sensory awareness assists the actor’s TRUTHFUL RESPONSE With the physical environmental stimuli
Sensory awareness provides the actor with a greater sense of PUBLIC SOLITUDE:
PUBLIC SOLITUDE is an experiential condition allowing an actor to behave publicly with the same freedom, spontaneity, and naturalness he experiences alone.
Sensory awareness allows actors to heighten their SENSORY RECALL
Occurs when an actor recalls specific sensory experiences from memory and assists actors in creating a role.
Selective sensory recall serves as a trigger to activate feelings in the individual similar to those experienced by the character.