Introduction to Breath and Emotion Workshop by Vinay Kumar (India)

The first workshop on Day 5 started with information about human anatomy. An actor needs to know his/her body in order to be in control of it. Going into the basics of Navarasa – Veera, Hasya, Adbhuta, Shringara – and understanding the bodily changes that take place while experiencing these emotions, and the recreation of these emotions is acting. A person may fake an emotion on stage but it will only be appealing to the audience if the person is able to recreate the physical changes as a result of that emotion. While recreating these emotions, complete control of the respiratory system is necessary. The following exercises involved the respiratory system and eventually making it stronger.