Sunday, December 18, 2022

Star Magic Workshops to hold its first hybrid workshop in Toronto Canada

Before 2022 ends, Direk Rahyan Carlos and his team of teachers and staff will do a hybrid face-to-face workshop in Toronto, Canada in partnership with Rechelle Everden and Chalen Lazerna of AMP Studios Canada, the only official partner of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic for Acting, Voice and Dance Workshops in Canada. They will have intensive face-to-face workshops for Acting and Voice on December 14 and 15. They started the online training of acting and voice last August and will culminate and hold a showcase of the voice workshop on December 16, 2022. Joining the showcase as guest performing artist is one of Asia’s top music icons, Ice Seguerra.

Direk Rahyan, head of the Star Magic Artist Training and Workshops, is the only certified Chubbuck Technique premier acting teacher in the Phiippines. He trained some of the most sought-after and award-winning actors of today such as Christian Bables, Joshua Garcia, Jane De Leon, Coco Martin, Julia Barretto, Jake Cuenca, Liza DiƱo-Seguerra, Anna Luna, EJ Falcon, Alora Sasam, Ynna Asistio, Roco Nacino, Sandino Martin, Arjo Atayde, Paulo Avelino, Janella Salvador, Charlie Dizon and other artists. Direk Rahyan was trained personally by the world renowned acting teacher Ivana Chubbuck in Hollywood who trained award winning actors such as Halley Berry, Charlize Theron, Beyonce Knowles, Ian Somelhalder, Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sylvestre Stallone, Jared Leto, Gal Gadot, Judith Light and many more.

When the pandemic shut down all countries, their borders and economies for the past two years, Direk Rahyan did not waste time in studying and finding ways to transpose all workshops and training for the actors. “In April 2020, after a month-long of intensive studying, auditing classes abroad and transposing modules online with my teachers, we resumed the training for acting, dance, voice and conversational tagalog via zoom. And it worked!” said Direk Rahyan.

In June 2020, Star Magic had a soft launch of all workshops online. “We had 300 students all over the world during the pandemic from 22 participating countries such as England, London, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Florence Italy, Virginia, New York, L.A., Guam, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, France, New Jersey, Dubai, Qatar and Canada. We had live and recorded online recitals and culminating activities of all our workshops and people were so entertained and cheered for their loved ones who participated in the online training,” said Direk Rahyan.

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