Get Physical (biomechanics technique for actors) -- The "outside-in" alternative of biomechanics training is slowly being rediscovered in the U.S.
If you haven't heard of Russian theatre director Vsevolod Meyerhold's biomechanics, a method of physical training for the actor, it's not surprising. Meyerhold's teachings were banned for many years during the Stalinist regime. Yet biomechanics is regaining popularity among today's theatre experimentalists.
In the early 20th century, Meyerhold, originally an actor at Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, began to formulate techniques that, he believed, served the actor better for performing in a variety of non-naturalistic theatrical forms than did Stanislavski's more psychological approach.