DP5502: Physical Theatre, Body and Voice

DP5502: Physical Theatre, Body and Voice

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Physical Theatre, Body and Voice
Module Code DP5502
Module Tutor Karen Benjamin
School School of Arts
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

In this module students will study theories, methodologies and practical applications of physical theatre, developing the work to performance level.

Indicative Syllabus

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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Show, Display or Performance: 25 minutes
Special Assessment Requirements N/A
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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