Introduction to Viewpoints|
Fall 2021 not offered
In this studio class, students learn and are immersed in the Viewpoints--a vocabulary which breaks down the two dominant issues any performance-based artist deals with: Time and Space. Students practice the Viewpoints and learn a language for talking about what happens on stage. Through practice, students develop tools not only for their own individual work, but for collaboration, offering ensembles a way to quickly generate original work. While a form of movement improvisation, students will also apply the Viewpoints as a means to staging to text as well as generate composition pieces. This class is open to directors, actors, designers, dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, and writers.
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|Course Format: Studio||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (THEA)
Anne Bogart and Tina Landau, THE VIEWPOINTS BOOK
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The class culminates in the presentation of what is known as a Viewpoints Jam and showing of composition pieces. Students are given reading and written assignments and at times will be asked to view videos and attend performances.
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To be considered for enrollment, students should submit the request and send an email to the instructor (Professor Donnie Mather: firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 7 with the following information: indicate class year and major, list your previous experience - any courses taken in Theater, Dance, Music, Art or Creative Writing, and a brief statement of what you expect and hope to learn from this course.
Viewpoints is done in barefeet.
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