“He (Chekhov) developed an acting technique, a ‘psycho-physical approach’, 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.”
– Michael Chekhov Acting Studio New York
Chekhov technique focuses on the evocative ability of the actor’s imagination.
Character work includes the study of psychological gesture, the three centers of the body and how they interact with each other. The character body is constructed using internal gesture and imagery.
Atmosphere work builds a tangible emotional world for the actor and clarifies his or her relation to the world of the play.