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Acting 204 -- Gear Up to Perform: The Mouth!

Big Thought

Warming up is an essential part of a performance, much like stretching before an athletic event. Whether you are speaking in a play, performing a poem, or singing in a musical, opera, or pop concert, it is important that you know how to warm up the voice and body properly. It is also important that performers find the types of warm-up exercises that best suit them in preparation for a performance.

For this step, you’ll warm up your mouth. Before any performance, it’s important to prepare your mouth for speaking the words out loud.

  1. Hum low to high and high to low. At the same time make chewing motions with your mouth while keeping it closed.
  2. Blow out your lips while still make low to high noises and then high to low.
  3. Time for tongue twisters!
  4. The lips, the teeth, the tip of the tongue, the tip of the tongue, the teeth, the lips.
  5. A box of biscuits, a box of mixed biscuits, and a biscuit mixer.

Write a sentence explaining how it felt to focus on your lips and the formation of these sounds.  What did you do to improve on these exercises?

Age: 12—18
Cost: FREE
Type: Online

Date + Time

Date(s): 06/18/2018 - 06/18/2020

Time: See Schedule - See Schedule

Registration deadline: n/a

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