Yoshi Oida said…

By January 29, 2014 uncategorized No Comments

“If you are too careful about the externals of your performance – your gestures, your costumes, your makeup, your expression – the inner dimension will be bland.  It is as if you have constructed a beautiful ‘box’ but inside the box there is nothing.  It is empty.  The audience won’t be moved, since the ‘box’ contains nothing of interest.  If, however, I concentrate only on the internal performance, I have another problem.  Since there is no structure or technique (the ‘box’) to contain my inner life, you can’t see anything.  It’s just messy and boring.  You need to construct and interesting ‘box’ and then ensure that it is filled with something equally interesting.”

~Yoshi Oida (pg. 67 of “The Invisible Actor”)

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