Artist’s Salon: A Concert and Conversation with Lisa Sokolov
MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTING STUDIO
Michael Chekhov Acting Studio presents the Artist’s Salon, an impulse to hold evenings for informal presentation, discussion, or creation to appreciate art and its sustaining power – a haven where artists can meet and share their creative works. In the old sense of gathering and community, this is the Artist’s Salon. Lisa Sokolov is the featured artist in May.
Lisa Sokolov is a celebrated improvisational Jazz singer and experimental voice teacher who developed Embodied VoiceWork. She has many award winning CDs and has performed at major jazz festivals worldwide. Lisa is a full-time professor at NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing at Tisch School of the Arts’ Undergraduate Drama, and newly on faculty at Michael Chekhov Acting Studio.
Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York City has been home to trainings and workshops based on Michael Chekhov Technique and exploring the actor’s work as play since 1996. Visit their website at michaelchekhovactingstudio.com.
Michael Chekhov (1891–1955), a nephew of the playwright Anton Chekhov, is recognized as one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. He also left behind a great legacy as a teacher, developing a “psycho-physical” acting technique, in which transformation, working with impulse, imagination, and inner and outer gesture are central. It offers clear and practical tools in working with imagination, feelings, and atmosphere. It is known that he was interested in Rudolph Steiner’s work and his own work was influenced by the study of anthroposophy.