Below are a few short media pieces to illuminate some aspects of the technique, some information about Max's first technical book, Teaching Voice, which combines teaching Voice and Chekhov Technique ,published by Nick Hern Books . Max's second book , 'What Country Friends, is This? working with Young People, Shakespeare and the Chekhov Technique will be out later in the year . There is also a blog www.maxhafler.wordpress.com which gives more information about ctpi as well as approaches to the work
The Four Qualities of Movement
The Four Qualities of Movement are part of the core of Michael Chekhov's Work, sensitising and focussing the body, guiding our artist's Intuition towards character and giving us valuable insights into ensemble work.
The Three Sisters Exercise
Welcome to a series of short discussions /explorations with Max and Declan about elements of the Chekhov work. This discussion is around the idea of Balancing,Falling and Floating (Rising) which includes discussion and exercises.
Connecting Voice and Body
a short video, using a simple basic connecting -up exercise and a short demonstration of Psychological Gesture
the form of Staccato/Legato
Showing the form of a standard Chekhov exercise which you can use in many ways to connect voice with body, and experience a form in movement