“In these classes you learn from your body to a
surprising extent. You re-learn and observe every-day postures and
movements, so as to create balance and achieve the maximum well-being.
You take risks with your voice, with your emotions and intuition,
finding pleasure in that which is really so close and accessible – your
own body, your own being.”
“This is work on the body at a deep level, yet with
techniques that are accessible to everyone. Rebecca is a teacher who
inspires great trust. The course has enabled me to free myself from
various physical tensions, find a new equilibrium and basically live
“Without effort, and almost without consciously intending
to do so, I have trained my voice better than with other techniques I
have followed. I have found energy and confidence in my body and
movement without the need, as previously, to depend always on a text.”
I have found here a method of work which is truly
effective in providing the actor with a way to access material that is
truthful, real and alive.”
To listen, discover, investigate, accept or recognise what is happening; it hasn´t been easy for me! But I´m very enthusiastic about it! When I manage to release tensions, lose inhibitions, let go of fears – such as worrying about being watched, judging myself all the time – it´s MAGNIFICENT! I feel strong. And I now understand what Rebecca means when she talks about PRESENCE.
I believe this work is interesting for people who work with their bodies – dancers, actors, clowns – or for people who work with the public – e.g. teachers, lecturers – but above all, I consider it to be work that is appropriate for everybody, relating to fundamental questions.”
Olga A. (subsequently ball-room dance teacher and voice therapist).
The creative work has always evolved in a framework of much communication between the group, and with encouragement of self-knowledge… Observe your movement, observe what your body wants, where it wants to move, and in what way, avoiding the imposition of unnecessary tensions, allowing feelings, beauty, humour to emerge.”
Miguel C. (executive and part-time theatre student).
“In Rebecca´s classes we take time for ourselves, for our bodies, for awareness of movement, gesture, expressivity, releasing of tensions, the voice, relaxation;to so many different aspects of the body. I know I wish to carry on with this work for a long time.
Rebecca is strict in how an exercise is done, in
insisting that we correct our posture before beginning a series of
exercises, in her concern that we observe what is happening internally,
that we should know ourselves. However, she is highly respectful of
one´s intimate self, of the small but important discoveries, the lifting
of blockages. She is very aware that everyone needs to take their own
time and manages to combine our differences in such a way that everyone
can get the most out of the classes.”
“In order to comment on Rebecca´s work, I need to mention first of all the idea of the group. To approach awareness through group work helps, above all, to avoid comparisons, i.e. possible competitiveness both negative (everybody is better than me) and positive (everybody is worse than me) which only interferes with the development of the work in hand.
With Rebecca this is achieved – and here for me is the key to the work´s success – without specifically mentioning it, without directly discussing it. The work goes beyond play, but never abandons it. Mistakes are corrected but without lamentation, with the pure communicaton of touch, the voice or a look. Exercises are woven together, exercises in which one relates with others, but which at the same time allow one to explore personal elements; elements with no history, quick, spontaneous work, lacking all pretension, which allows exchange between the participants – giving in order to receive.
…in this almost wordless exchange, the results of
Rebecca´s work become brilliant, because there are reflections of
oneself everywhere, but in the bodies of others, and this sensation –
basic to performance (in whatever profession) is difficult to produce
with words, to embody in doctrine, and Rebecca achieves it almost
without mentioning it.”