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Of all my training this is the thing that I feel is essential. ALBA is a must for the actor or anyone who wants to understand themselves and their emotional bodies on a deeper level. If you've ever come up against a block, or felt you couldn't find the emotion for a scene, or even if you're just curious as to what this is, you have to check this out.
Studying with Patricia Angelin is a true privilege. I’ve never so completely trusted a teacher. She is gentle and kind, with a razor sharp attention to detail and a keen ability to see the individual needs of her students. Of all my training this is the thing that I feel is essential. ALBA is a must for the actor or for anyone who wants to understand themselves and their emotional bodies on a deeper level. If you want to become a more authentic actor, or even a more authentic person, I can’t recommend another teacher or technique more highly than ALBA Technique with Patricia Angelin.
I have studied with numerous other teachers a variety of techniques and tools, but it’s with Patricia Angelin and the ALBA Technique that I’ve finally found my “magic bullet.” The information I’ve gained from studying with Patricia have had a deep and profound impact on my art as well as my life, and the way I approach both.
To be vulnerable is the most human quality we have. And through Alba - it helps open my vulnerability and then, therefore, my acting will then be augmented from that.
Thanks to everyone who has produced or attended ANY production of this ticking boom of a play - and, personally, to someone whom I haven't thanked yet on FB and should be, now: Patricia Angelin. Oleanna was my old-guy Hamlet: the hardest, scariest work I've done in my stage-life's last chapter. Pat opened the door. Through it I found my darkest, most vulnerable and tenuous, soul. Her emotional grit and respectful, gentle but uncompromising teaching of the Alba technique enables actors to augment their crafts with deep, pure emotional immersion. It's weird to be breathing a certain way and doing something small with your eyes, chin or shoulders - and suddenly find yourself weeping or furious or afraid for your life. You have to, as Pat says, "step out" of it - but what a trip into self this Alba is. Check out her page, actors. Go deep.
Richard Keith Hill
Alba [Technique] is something that will always fill in the blanks of any other acting technique.
Alba Technique explores the neurological connection between our emotions and our breathing patterns, as well as other automatic physiological responses in the body. It is utterly fascinating information and a great tool to have in your actor's toolkit. Did you know that not only do we breathe differently when we are angry vs. happy vs. sad (each emotion has a different combination of breath in or out through the nose or in or out through the mouth), we also tense the muscles around our eyes differently, focus our gaze on different places on the horizon, and relax or tense certain muscles in the body differently (especially the fingers and toes)?