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In this module students will study theories, methodologies and practical applications of physical theatre, developing the work to performance level.
Students will study contemporary physical theatre companies and practitioners, developing a wide range of physical theatre skills and practice. Using the work of major practitioners in this field, students will develop and understand the importance of the connection between voice, body and emotion and the expressive power this creates for the performer in physical theatre performance. The students will work with an extant or improvised script or catalyst towards a performed presentation of the work, and demonstrate the ability to reflect on practice.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Develop a repertoire of interpretative skills, practices and making techniques (physical/aural/spatial) and apply them effectively to engage with an audience/performance.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of key practitioners and practices, both contemporary and historical.
3. Demonstrate understanding of the processes by which performance is created, realised and managed.
4. Articulate ideas and communicate information comprehensibly in visual, physical, oral and textual forms.
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