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Three Pillars Arts- The Expressive Body.

The Underground Collaborative
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I am proud to share Three Pillars Arts® Delsarte with Milwaukee for the first time, with the assistance of Milwaukee's own Angela Iannone, long time friend and much admired actress, playwright, theater scholar and teacher.

Three Pillars Arts is a study of human behavior, communication, and body language based on the three pillars of human expression, the intellectual, the emotional, and the vital impulses. All parts of the body and all movements patterns are studied according to how they reveal the Three Pillars. To attend a Three Pillars Arts Delsarte class is to be re-introduced to your body, to become more deeply aware of the unity of humanity through our expressive bodies, and to fine tune your communication skills. Whether for the purposes of art and performance, or for social and professional goals, Three Pillars Arts classes are filled with “aha moments” as you recognize aspects of expressive movement that you seem to have always known without knowing, and afterward you will feel more free than ever before to powerfully express yourself.

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We will offer four two hour body language classes for performing artists of all types. Actors, dancers of all styles, singers, musicians, all find new revelations about the expressive nature of the human body through Three Pillars Arts Classes

Saturday: April 28, 10 am- noon.
Body Language and the Artist. This seminar introduces students to some of the most basic elements of body language, as revealed by Delsarte. This is applicable not only to dance but to all the arts, to business, communications, psychology, or any individual who would like to benefit from more knowledge of the self. We look at the most common movement languages of foward and back, side to side, diagonals, curves, and some simple expressions of the angles of head movement to explore their meaning and symbolism, and how we might use them in different arts and styles.

Lunch break, noon -1:30

Saturday, April 28, 1:30-3:30
Expressive Zones of the Body This seminar explores Delsarte's identification of Mental, Moral-Emotive, and Vital energies, as expressed in nearly every part of the body from head to toe. Students are astonished by the accuracy and applicability of these forgotten truths. Learn how changing the height of a gesture by a few inches, or changing which finger is used to initiate a touch can powerfully alter the meaning of that gesture. Learn how your own movement patterns may be limiting the expressive use of your entire body, and how to create new movement patterns �with a simple change of focus and action.

Sunday, April 29, 10 am- noon
Beauty, Power, and Presence, the ultimate warmup. This seminar explores Delsarte's exercises in relaxation, and harmonic balance, revealing these three mentioned qualities in any person, regardless of age size or gender. Beauty is harmonic movement, revealing the inner beauty in action. Power is strength and readiness made accessible by the leverage and relaxation of balanced movement. Presence is to be present in your entire body, cultivated by harmonic movement. � The forerunner of nearly every somatic field in the modern world, this was designed to free the body of any person to become their most powerful and expressively alive self, and to best utilize all the rest of the techniques. Utterly transforming, and easy.

Lunch break, noon to 1:30

Sunday, April 29, 1:30-3:30
* Three Pillars Arts® Principles of Gesture, a Dramaturgy of Space. Theater history has given so much attention to an idea of "Delsarte poses", that it is rarely, if at all, known that Delsarte studied and taught principles of motion and movement dynamics. In this class we explore Delsarte's "Nine Laws of Gesture." : Force, Motion, Reaction, Sequence, Direction, Form, Altitude, Velocity, and Extension. You will see how all these movement qualities are born from specific internal conditions, and how they can inspire your creative work. For any gesture to exist, it must utilize these mentioned qualities, and they all have articulate meaning.

Selected by Mime Journal, in their 2005 special edition on Delsarte, as one of only two practitioners to be mentioned, and the only one who specializes in teaching the system, Joe lives in New York City, and has been creating workshops and seminars on Delsarte since 1997. In November of 2011 he taught his Three Pillars approach to Delsarte at the Centre National de la Danse and the Centre International de Danse Jazz in Paris, also singing a recital of Delsarte vocal compositions at the National Art History Institute of Paris. In Germany, he gave a master class at the Trossingen Conservatory, and at the Akademie fur Gesprochenes Wort in Stuttgart. For six years he taught on the movement faculty for the Dalcroze Institute at Juilliard, and has been a guest teacher, and Artist in Residence for Lori Belilove’sIsadora Duncan Dance Foundation in New York, teaching modern dance to third graders in Pennsylvania. As guest artist at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (2012), he taught classes for the acting, dance and music programs. Williams has taught Master Classes for both the acting department and the Clarinet Studio of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, for the Dance Departments at Iowa State University, Wright State University, the Ocean County Performing Arts Academy in NJ, and at the Omaha Healing Arts Center. In the field of Middle Eastern Dance, he served on the faculty of Morocco and the Casbah Dance Experience, and has taught seminars and performed for Bellyjam, Stars of the East, Shakira in Columbus, Ohio, and special appearances with Su’adand Farasha, in Connecticut, Vermont and New Jersey. Joe’s work with Delsarte has been featured in articles in the middle-eastern dance publications "WAMEDA" (July-August 2000) and "Zaghareet!" (Sept - Oct 2000).
for full bio please refer to: http://delsarteproject.com/?Joe_Williams_Bio