|| PF10320 |
|| MODES OF PRACTICE: PERFORMANCE |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Ms Jill Greenhalgh |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
|| Professor Mike Pearson, Mr Michael J Brookes, Mr Richard D Downing, Mr Simon J Banham |
|| Registration for Joint Honours in Performance Studies |
|| DR10120 , DR10220 Incompatibiities: DR10320, SG10320 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 x 1 hour |
|| Practical || 10 x 2 hours + 15 hours supervised project work |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Assessed participation and individual contribution to semester I practical work.
|Semester Assessment|| Creation and presentation of a tutor led, semester 2, group devised performance project.
|Semester Assessment|| Working notebook / reflective journal, semesters 1 and 2
For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer
to the departmental web pages at http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/duedates.shtml
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Recognise and employ a range of performance methodologies within specified presentation practices
Demonstrate awareness and experience of these methodologies within the process of a practical investigation
Employ and develop collaborative skills and awareness within the processes of group practice
Reflect critically upon the process and outcome of a practical investigation
Students should be able to recognise a range of performance and scenographic methodologies, but will not be assessed on these methodologies.
The aims of the proposed module are:
? To introduce a range of performance methodologies and to apply and test these within a presentation/performance environment
? To provide students with the experience of undertaking a process of practical investigation
? To encourage students to take responsibility for collaboration and group work within the context of workshops and presentation
? To enable students to analyse their own experience of the practical processes investigated
The module consists of a introductory lecture series, theatre visits and practical classes in Semester 1. Lectures will focus upon an initial introduction to the broad spectrum of alternative and international theatre, performance and scenographic practice. Practical classes will introduce physical training methods, performance exercises, the generation of devised material and principles of presence. In Semester 2, the students are given the opportunity to engage in and develop modes of practice explored, through participation in the devising and presentation of a tutor led collaborative group performance project. Project work will be presented before an audience of peers, and critically reflected upon through the individual working notebook. Students will maintain their group allocations across the duration of the module, and semester 2 project work will build directly upon principles and methodologies introduced within their semester 1 practical. This module is compulsory for student registered for Performance Studies ( except for joint honours with Scenographic Studies who may choose to follow either PF10320 or SG10320).
Lecture sessions may include:
2. `What is this thing Performance??
3. `A few analytical tools.?
4. `Out East.?
5. `Once upon a time in Europe.?
6. `In America.?
** Recommended Text
Barba, Eugenio (1991) A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology - The Secret Arts of the Performer
Schechner, Richard (2002) Performance Studies - an introduction
Mirzoeff, Nicholas (1999) An introduction to visual culture
** Recommended Background
Huxley, Michael and Witts, Noel (eds) (1996) The Twentieth Century Performance Reader
Barba, Eugenio (1995) The Paper Canoe
Oida, Yoshi with Lorna Marshall (1997) The Invisible Actor
Richards, Thomas (1995) At Work with Grotowski on Physical Actions
Chaikin, Joseph (1972) The Presence of the Actor
Zarrilli, Phillip (1995) Acting (Re)Considered
This module is at CQFW Level 4