Why Actors Need to Study Anatomy | Marta Reiman Anatomy Teacher

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Why, as actors, is it important...

Actors Need to Study Anatomy http://www.maggieflaniganstudio.com/acting-classes-nyc/why-actors-need-to-study-anatomy/

Why, as actors, is it important for us to know about the human Anatomy and self-care techniques in an already very demanding industry?

In my experience as a professional dancer and actor I always felt I needed to know more about the human anatomy and how my body works.  Long runs of shows, ill fitted footwear, raked stages, shooting scenes in the rain or extreme cold, combined with the repetitive athletic physical demands of various roles often lead to injuries and illness. Nearly every production I’ve worked on, someone has gone down with some type of injury and in some shows it’s been nearly half of the cast. Finally, I decided it was time to add to my skill set, so I went to school to become a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist.  In my training I learned in depth about the human anatomy and various self-care techniques, which now serve me greatly in my care...