Courses & Programs

Movement for Actors

COURSE CODE: THE 120

CREDITS: 3

The body is an actor's instrument. In performance, the actor's body - alignment, shape, senses, impulse - tells a story. This course is designed to ground participants in the total expressive ability of the actor's body, and the physical presence of the performer on stage. As an ensemble, the class trains toward integrating clear physical gesture, stage combat technique, and stylized movement composition into performance. Working with a variety of physical disciplines and movement vocabularies taught by the instructor, the students collaboratively improvise, structure, record and rehearse several choreographed group movement sequences throughout the semester, which are presented, discussed, and critiqued in class.