|Module Title||PRINCIPLES OF PERFORMANCE 2|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Mike Pearson|
|Course delivery||Practical||20 Hours|
|Assessment||Essay||3,000 word notebook/essay|
|Practical exercise||Individual (10 minutes) demonstration of practical work|
|Group presentation||Group (10 minutes) demonstration of practical work|
The aim of this module is:
to provide a practical basis for the understanding of performative behaviours and practices which complements the theoretical analysis of performance offered in PF20110 Principles of Performance 1.
to introduce a precise performance technique which relies upon the acquisition of nine physical languages - three individual, three for two people and three for groups.- each comprised of a fixed and limited number of gestures and movements.
to introduce procedures of personal and group improvisation
to examine physical aspects of social and interpersonal behaviour
Typically, upon completion of the module, the student will be able:
to demonstrate an informed ability to articulate and mediate physical behaviour and gesture in order to generate performative meaning
to participate effectively in interactive, improvisational procedures
to employ and organise various creative, performative practices in both solo and group contexts, accepting responsibility for determining personal and communal creative production.
to notate and document concisely involvement in, and theoretical understanding of, performative practices
The module comprises a series of practical classes based upon physical expression within which the student is expected to participate fully.
The technique is progressive and allows the student to begin to articulate and mediate their physical work to create complext interactive improvisations. It does not rely upon athletic ability and operates as a means of quantifying, analysing and generating physical performance work, and will be used to achieve both these goals during the course of this module.
Students will be expected to purchase a specially-produced reader.