At CISPA we offer an intense and uncompromising acting training rooted in methodological principles.
While approaching methodology investigatively, we stand on the shoulders of the master practitioners of Method Acting, the 20th century interpretation of Stanislavski’s founding principles. Especially Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen, Michael Chekhov and not least Laban/Malmgren.
Method Acting strives for authenticity of expression. The starting point of the training at CISPA is the being of each individual. The actor is trained to expose and hone the correlation between the physical and psychological elements of human nature, making form and substance mutually complementary. The inner must be manifest in the outer and vice versa. The performing artist must be able to utilise his/her entire sensory apparatus, intellectual capacity, intuitive and instinctive impulses and emotional depth in order that the correlation between body and soul manifest itself in an original artistic expression. The training at CISPA seeks to unlock and investigate these aspects through a highly physical approach. The thought, the word, the text, the line are organic extensions of the sensory and intutive memory of the body.