Viewpoints is an improvisational movement technique used to train actors and create movement for the stage. In this class students will work as an ensemble, training together in order to create a common physical language. The first third of the term will be dedicated to building the ensemble. Each class will include a warm up, detailed exploration of the individual Viewpoints and extensive improvisational exploration through a variety of exercises. We will then explore a play using Viewpoints. Our primary focus will be to discover the unique inner world of each character, how it manifests itself physically, how it informs interactions with other characters, the world of the play, and ultimately the use of the text.
Corequisite: Dance or Drama lab assignment.