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TAPS 127: Introduction to Movement for Actors

The physical actor is ever working to develop a wider range of emotional expression, an unconscious attentiveness to fellow actors, and a compelling presence that conveys a sense of truth in action and in word. In this course, students will explore movement as a means of physical training and performance-building. This course is for those interested in dynamic storytelling; no prior acting or physical training is required. Our work consists of four main components: physical conditioning, practical technique, movement improvisation and the creation of several short performance pieces. Through mime technique (from Tomaschevski and Decroux) students will increase precision and control, create images with the body, and examine basic compositional elements. Students will also learn the fundamentals of contact improvisation for theater, which offers actors another way to explore text and make discoveries about character. Exercises in movement composition will sharpen tools necessary for creating original work and crafting strong performances on stage.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Hazas, T. (PI)

TAPS 127S: Acting Through Song

How does a singer develop the strategies to shape nuanced, emotional performances? What clues does the singer mine from lyrics and a score in order to communicate through song? This is a studio course in acting and movement techniques for vocal performers who want to expand their expressive range, refine multi-faceted performances, and cultivate compelling stage presence. nnThis course is suitable for any vocalist; classical singers, a cappella performers, musical theater actors and others are all welcome. The three foundational underpinnings of our work will be actor personalization technique, basic movement training and text analysis strategies. We will develop flexibility, relaxation and the freedom to follow expressive impulses while also deepening our knowledge of character, narrative and theme.nnStudents should be prepared to engage in intensive work with performance pieces, selected according to each student¿s preferred style and tradition. We will focus on close textual analysis and find connections between the ways performers use various written scores (for spoken dialogue, song lyrics and musical composition) as the blueprints for dynamic performances that tell a powerful story. The course will culminate in a public performance of material from a musical performance genre.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Hazas, T. (PI)

TAPS 127X: Advanced Movement for Actors: Conditioning, Improvisation and Composition

The physical actor is ever working to develop a wider range of emotional expression, an unconscious attentiveness to fellow actors, and a compelling presence that conveys a sense of truth in action and in word. Students explore movement as a means of physical training and performance-building. For those interested in dynamic storytelling; no prior acting or physical training is required. Four main components: physical conditioning, practical technique, movement improvisation, and the creation of several short performance pieces. The fundamentals of contact improvisation for theater, which offers actors another way to explore text and make discoveries about character. Exercises in movement composition sharpen tools necessary for creating original work and crafting strong performances on stage.
Last offered: Spring 2015 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
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