Any kind of movement will do really but dancing just may be the most fun. Too many actors come in to my studio completely stiff from the neck down. Too many people end up glued to their chairs, keeping their instincts quiet. Moving around immediately ignites your instincts and allows you to feel. Emotions are awakened through heavy workouts, long walks and dancing
They say never work with children or animals. They steal the show. Why? Because they are always instinctual. Never in their head or confined to societal norms. They have no filter. They are compelling to watch. So play with a kid, or pet some animals. Roll around on the floor with a dog for ten minutes or play superheroes with some kids. That sense of play that we all had as children is instinctual and vital for your acting.
In order to get out of your head you must focus 100 percent on something outside of yourself. You must get your attention off yourself completely and leave yourself alone. Great acting can only happen when you completely allow everything going on in you to go on, never being aware of how you look, or how cool you are or how relaxed your forehead is. This is not easy.
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