THET 205 - Movement for the Performer
The introduction of self-use techniques as applied to the development of a theatrical character. These techniques include discussion and application of relaxation, Alexander, LeCoq, and Laban theory. Improvisation technique is also explored and practiced. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Articulate a basic understanding of core support, body mechanics, efficient energy use, relaxation, and breathing techniques and to apply these principles in warm-up and performance.
- Apply a combination of imagery and physical exercises to develop greater kinesthetic awareness.
- Demonstrate an increased plasticity in motion.
- Create solo and group improvisations using personal interpretation and theatre games for role preparation.
- Connect physical action to psychological action.
- Articulate character through movement.
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