Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gratitude, Trust and Balance

©  Photo Jean-Pierre Rousset
Today, as I look through my home office window, I see the red rising sun above the sacred mountain of Basque country "La Rhune," in the south of France.
A few weeks ago, it was this amazing rainbow that I saw. Surrounded by mountains, yet on the edge of the Atlantic ocean, along a dramatic rocky coast line and beautiful sandy beaches, my new home is a blessing of peace and harmony.

I give great thanks for my new life in France, which not only gives me bliss, but also enables me to be of greater service to actors, as I regularly travel to Paris to teach and coach professional French artists in film and theatre.

But this new life did not come to me without doubts and fears. It actually took a great deal of trust to jump in the unknown like this about 16 months ago, when I left Maine, which had been my home for 22 years.

But sometimes, life calls for Trust! Trust in the future, trust in life itself and mostly trust in yourself and your dream. As you close this year 2014, reflect on what you have accomplished, and dare to dream about what you really want... Is your artist's dream tangible? Do you think about it as if it is really yours or do you still doubt it will ever happen?

Being an actor is one of the most difficult careers. You are the work. You are the art. You are the living work of art, filled with excitement and joy but also with pain, anxiety and fear... Going through this roller coaster of emotions can be tough. I know. I did it.

This is why my passion has been to share with you my experience and the tools I found along the way to help balance it all and find peace and harmony while being a performer.

My book A BALANCING ACT is the account of my journey, and of the development of a method to help you actors, reclaim your power, your harmony, your peace while increasing your ability to perform and get in and out of character.

In this time of thanks and giving, think about your actor friends who might need to read it or treat yourself! I do trust you will find important information in it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Emmanuelle Chaulet

Artists coach 

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"In fifteen chapters and six appendices, Chaulet’s carefully crafted method takes the actor on a journey from a personal awareness of his/her energy system, to an application of that knowledge in the creation of a character. 
The weaving into the text of prior realistic acting methodologies provides a strong basis for her approach, [which] unites realism as an aesthetic ideal with the energy of the body based on the Hindu chakra system."
Barbara Sellers-Young
York University
for Theatre Topics, September 2009 issue

" Chaulet readily concedes that she has picked up the trail where others ceased blazing, but she is deft in weaving the ideas together into a relevant system [ ... ] Plainly, Chaulet makes her case. The craft of acting has had an unspoken need for a system that dedicates itself solely to balancing who we are with who we are required to become. The structure of ENERGIZE is accessible because it provides an overview of various holistic centering techniques, and successful because it serves as a solid launching platform for those who want to develop their own pre- and post-performance rituals with further research."
J.J. Cobb, Eastern Connecticut State University
for The New England Theatre Journal 

"It is rare to find a subject that urgently needs to be discussed and about which too little is written. The need to train the entire being of the performing artist is just such a subject. Emmanuelle Chaulet's A Balancing Act is a godsend to performing artists of any sort. Knowing how to Energize allows us to endure and even thrive during the rise and fall, the constant state of transformation, the juggling of feelings, styles, jobs, and colleagues while maintaining an even keel." 

Lisa Dalton, Co-founder, International Michael Chekhov Association,
Award-Winning Actor/Producer/Director and Co-founder and Certifying Board,
National Michael Chekhov Association

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