The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they have found it.

(Terry Pratchett)

Cindy Block

MFA Acting, Graduate Teaching Diploma

Actor, Voice and Movement specialist, Teacher, Coach

I first met Judith Koltai and was introduced to Embodied Practice® in a workshop in 1992. A very clear exchange occurred in which I understood I was being seen. The relationship to my body changed; for the first time, chronic pain lifted and the practice quickly became an underpinning of how I approached my living and work. For the next 4 years I participated in workshops Judith offered and in 1996 I joined the first Masterclass of Embodied Practice® ; a commitment to long-time study. I have been a member ever since.

The principles of Syntonics® have become a primary and concrete part of my teaching and coaching. My relationship with Authentic Movement has been a source of deep personal realizations and creative inspirations and continues to challenge everything I ‘know’. I have applied the discipline to creative writing practices, the development of roles, scripts, performance and collective creation. The guidelines of Authentic Movement are a constant inspiration to how and what I teach in the realm of the theatre.

I have taught at George Brown Theatre School, York University Theatre Program, The School for Indigenous Theatre and at International workshops; to name a few. I'm currently on Faculty at the University of Toronto Drama Program, Canada’'s National Voice Intensive in Vancouver and offer workshops and private coaching nationally.