SAVI Talk - a framework of concepts for thinking about, describing and evaluating singing acting
SAVI Etudes - exercises for developing singing acting technique, specific skills which can be identified and refined independent of any specific repertoire
SAVI Songs - the application of SAVI concepts and techniques on specific musical theater repertoire
Axiom 1. The singing actor creates behavior that communicates the dramatic event phrase by phrase.
Realism entails a search for selected behavior pertinent to the characters needs within the prescribed circumstances of the dramatist. Uta Hagen, A Challenge for the Actor
Axiom 2. A song is not a single entity but a series of events, each of which offers the singing actor specific opportunities to create behavior.
Axiom 3. The relationship between behavior and emotion is co-axial.
Axiom 4. The artificial can become natural through repetition and persistent practice.
Axiom 5. The best singing-acting has the qualities of Specificity, Authenticity, Variety and Intensity (S+A+V+I=SAVI).
All components of the SAVI System of Singer-Actor Training © Charles Gilbert 2003-5