Alba Technique is a cutting-edge method that allows you to produce real emotions on-demand, using only your body.
Just take a breath ... and there it is.
In Alba, there are 6 basic emotions: Anger, Joy, Fear, Sadness, and two forms of love: Tenderness and Erotic. These are the primary colors of human emotion. All other feelings we identify are mixes of two or more of these core emotions.
Each basic emotion has its own Pattern of physical attributes - specific breathing, postural, and muscular tensions that inspire an in-the-moment response. An emotion.
Working with all the aspects of a Pattern in your body, you can enter into any emotional state at will. An Alba actor is then able to Step Out of the emotional state, returning to a neutral, healthy state of mind and body.
At Alba Technique, we take a holistic approach, honoring the absolute fullness and subtlety of each emotion, as well as giving our full attention and acceptance to the body. In an Alba class, there are no rights or wrongs, only brilliant discoveries. A student of Alba Technique can expect to become happier, healthier, and more emotionally well-rounded. And most of all: An even better actor.
With a better understanding of the self and the emotions, actors can keep leaping further into the creative unknown, resting assured that they have powerful sets of tools and guiding principles to carry them through a Life in Art.
In this 3-hour workshop, reveal your ideal alignment, approach true Neutral using the revolutionary Step-Out protocol, and explore 3 of the Alba Effector Patterns, beginning to truly Know Yourself for the first time.
Classes are Tuesday 12-3pm and Wednesday 6-9pm
In this all-day weekend intensive in NYC, class size is limited to empower you with maximal neuro-processing time. Dive into all 6 of the Alba Effector Patterns, truly feeling - for the first time - the power of the emotion inside you waiting to be unlocked.
February 16th and 17th 2019
May 25th and 26th 2019
October 12th and 13th 2019
Increase your emotional availability at auditions. Access every emotion with ease.
Open up your emotional creativity. Become aware of limiting habits.
Move through internal blocks. Enhance your ability to utilize other training.
Experience a technique that is universal, yet unique to each person.
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Cancellation: Tuition is non-refundable. Your payment constitutes a binding commitment on your part to attend the class/intensive for which you paid. Alba Technique does not offer refunds of tuition fees. If for any reason whatsoever you are unable to attend the training for which you paid, Alba Technique will offer you a place in the next comparable class. If professional commitments make it impossible for you to schedule the next workshop equivalent to the workshop for which you paid, we will work with you to find a workshop within a 1-year period that is possible in your schedule, on a space-available basis. We Want To Teach You! We realize that 'Life Happens.' We will work with you to help you schedule Alba! Missed class: For weekly, private, or ongoing classes, rescheduling must be within 8 weeks of the period to which you originally committed.
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The Ireland Intensive is a 7-day workshop in Ireland where you will study Alba Technique in a unique and powerful way. This year our trip will be held from July 19th to the 25th. The classes were held in the beautiful Wexford Opera House.
July 25th-31st 2019
Alba Technique travels to LA annually! We offer a variety of classes: Free Seminars, 1-Hr Glimpse, 3-Hr Taste of Alba, and a Weekend Intensive. Private available on demand. Classes are held at Anthony Meindel's Actors Workshop.
2019 info Coming Soon
Visiting NYC for a trip? Alba Technique wants to work with you and your schedule while you are here. Depending on the length and time of your visit we will customize a class schedule to maximize your learning experience. This schedule can be a mix of privates, group classes, and lecture.
Price is determined when class schedule is created
Wondering if it's worth it?
Learn more about Alba Technique from New York student
(and host of HQ Trivia!) Sarah Pribis
Patricia Angelin, founder of Alba Technique, is the first person in North America to be certified to the highest level in Alba Emoting International as both a Professional Actor and Master Teacher.
Beginning in 1994, she has studied directly with Susana Bloch, following her from Chicago to San Diego, Paris to Chile, and hosting her in New York. For almost two decades, she has been privately incorporating Alba Technique into both her own acting, and her work coaching other actors for stage and screen and dancers, with excellent results. She has twice been invited to address the prestigious Voice Foundation in Phildaelphia.
Upcoming revision in English of Susana Bloch's book, "Alba Emoting: The Dawn of the Emotions"
Now, with Professor Bloch's full support, Patricia Angelin brings the freedom and control that are the hallmarks of Alba Technique to the professional performing arts community and beyond.
Angelin holds two BA degrees (Theater and Music), and an MA degree (Theatrical Theory & Criticism). She has performed all over the world, from New York to Los Angeles, and London to Vienna. Also a published author, Patricia is the Literary Executrix for the Estate of renowned drama critic George Jean Nathan and also for his wife, actress Julie Haydon.
“Patricia Angelin has a rare combination of talent in acting coupled with a solid and structured intellect. She is in full command and mastery of her craft. The ensemble of her qualities, capacities, and temperament empower her as a splendid teacher, and a model for young actors. She is qualified to use, teach, and spread Alba Emoting with the ethical care and style that I have directly transmitted. I fully trust her.”
Creator of Alba Emoting
Directeur de Recherches (retired) CNRS, Paris
Susana Bloch's Alba Emoting: A Scientific Method for Emotional Induction
The actor is an athlete of emotions, says Antonin Artaud, and though actors are an extreme case, nowadays, thanks to Alba Emoting, the capacity for regulating our emotions in a simple physical way, without mental intervention, is possible for everyone.
Alba Emoting: A Scientific Method for Emotional Induction offers us the means to reexamine six basic emotions that are universal: joy, sadness, anger, fear, erotic, and tenderness; to recognize them accurately, without confusions, and to express them genuinely, just as children do. Mastering the triad of "breath + posture + facial expression," one can step-out from a feeling of anger, attain neutrality, or even better, enter into a tender mood; one can transform sadness or paralyzing fear into mobilizing joy.
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Now Available in Print!