This course focuses on the development of each students understanding of their own body as performers. This course can be taken by actors, dancers, students interested in physically harnessing their center and athletes looking to improve upon their ability to exhibit focused and graceful action on the field. Students will learn how to harness energy and sustainability while engaging in physical theater exercises that focus on the brain body connection. Students will read texts and articles focused on specific movement styles and will engage in physical exploration of these styles furthering their understanding of each styles purpose. Students will develop movement topographies and an understanding of stage combat and will journal about their experiences. An attempt is made to bring in a movement based theater company for workshop training.