Students realize the organic relationship between movement, breath, sound and speech. They will be open and receptive to their partners without having planned what will occur in their relationship, allowing what takes place to develop naturally. Students will increase their choices in regard to space, rhythm, contact and communication so that everyone is able to express themselves with greater variety, subtlety, quality and accuracy. Students will improve their technique through specific exercises and acrobatics.
Course Content (Syllabus)
In Movement III students continue to explore, broaden their horizons and improve their relationship to space, shape, time, rhythm, energy and gravity using physical theater and dance techniques. Students activate their bodies and imagination while realizing the organic relationship between movement, breath, sound and speech. Students approach monologues, excerpts from plays, poems and improvised texts from a physical standpoint; exploring the possibilities of expression, live presence and communication within the group. This semester students will create choreography and do scene work based on time, space and gravity as experienced in dreams.
All levels of the Movement courses (I-IV) contain exercises which focus on improving physical fitness (strength, flexibility, stamina) accompanied by games that foster trust, readiness, rhythm, expression, and awareness aimed at sparking the imagination.
Video projection: Excerpts from the following plays: DV8, Pina Bausch, Odin theater, Gardzienice, Anne Teresa DeKeersmaker, Alain Platel, Vim Vandekeybus, Shasha Waltz, Jasmine Vardimon, Akran Khan, Butoh etc.
Additional bibliography for study
Cynthia I. Novack «Sharing the dance»
Anne Bogart - «Tina Landou The Viewpoints Book », Theater Communications Group New York, 2005.
3. Alison Hodge «Twentieth Century Actor Training», Routledge ,1999
4. Nicole Potter, «Movement for Actors » , Allworth Press, 2002
5 Roth Zaporah «The improvisation of presence», North Atlantic Books, 1995
6. Αντωνέν Αρτώ «Το θέατρο και το είδωλό του» Δωδώνη
7. Εουτζένιο Μπάρμπα «Θέατρο, μοναξιά, εξέγερση» Κοάν 2001
8. Allain Paul «Gardzienice: Polish Theater in Transition » Harwood 1997
9. Σοάμι Σατυανάντα Σαρασουάτι « Ασάνα, Πραναγιάμα, Μούντρα, Μπάντα»