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The term biomechanics indicates the suite of training exercises used by Vsevolod Meyerhold to train his actors in the new post-revolutionary theatre he pursued.


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Andrei Droznin Physical Actor Training
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This film covers basic acrobatics.
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Andrei Droznin Physical Actor Training
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This film covers basic acrobatics using furniture and objects.
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Andrei Droznin Physical Actor Training
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This film covers an interview with Andrei Droznin.
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Andrei Droznin Physical Actor Training
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This film covers locomotion techniques.
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Andrei Droznin Physical Actor Training
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This film covers partner work.
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Andrei Droznin Physical Actor Training
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This film covers preparation and stretches for physical activity.
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Levinsky 1
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This video captures a typical progression in Levinsky’s teaching of biomechanics, from work with sticks to footwork, balance and simple twirling skills, culminating in a demonstration of solo études.
Practitioner
Andrei Droznin was born in 1938 in Poland. He teaches today at the Shchukin Academy, Moscow, where he is Head of the Stage Movement Department. He has taught around the world, especially in the USA.
Practitioner
One of only a handful of active practitioners in the world who were trained by Meyerhold’s collaborator Kustov, Alexey Levinsky is an expert practitioner working in Moscow as a teacher and director.
Practitioner
Vsevolod Meyerhold is remembered predominantly for his courageous personal fight for innovation, his radically stylised theatre productions, and his invention of biomechanics for performer training.


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