Presence on Stage

Presence on Stage

An actor, irrespective of the stream or field of acting they want to pursue must have stage presence. In others words, the audience must feel the actor’s presence on stage. This presence is felt through the physicality of the actor’s body, the actor’s bodily actions, or body language. The physical self of the actor is of utmost importance. It is the physical self that carries the actor’s voice and upholds the costume.

Presence on StageWhen on stage, your bodily actions or bodily expressions determine the efficiency of your acting in terms of your ability to connect with the audience. Such a lot of emphasis has been given to the spoken word in drama that the body’s ability to express has been virtually ignored. Similarly, in various dance movements, the hands or feet often end up drawing most attention. We must free ourselves from the shackles of tradition and realize that bodily expressions are a complement to the spoken word.
The drama that is needed to successfully enact a scene must come through an actor’s bodily expressions and movements. As an aspiring actor, you must remember that acting makes many physical demands on the body. We need to understand that a very high level of conditioning is required to control and harmonize the entire body. Good conditioning can improve the overall range of motion of the body. This lesson will help you understand how you need to go about it.

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