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ATS1289

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCentre for Theatre and Performance
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Yana Taylor

Notes

Previously coded DTS1320

Synopsis

An introduction to the primary elements of performance practice with a particular focus on the movement of the body in space. Different body disciplines will be studied in the form of structured theatrical investigations utilising body, space and text. Students will be expected to undertake a research project engaging with movement-based practices and kinaesthetic awareness in performance.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have:

  1. basic skills in kinesthetic awareness in performance contextualised by readings in various approaches to contemporary physical performance;
  2. an embodied understanding of the basic performance elements of movement; space, timing, image and composition and dynamic interaction in ensemble work;
  3. an embodied approaches to text;
  4. skills and capacities in devising short performance works drawing on foundational physical exercises and improvisation;
  5. creative and critical reflection upon and articulation of body-based skills and strategies in performance.

Assessment

Performance project (1500 words): 40%
Class exercise (1000 words): 20%
Research project (1500 words): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour workshop) per week

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