Viewpoints Groundwork (DRA2124.01)

Jennifer Rohn

Viewpoints is a physical improvisational form used for training actors and creating movement for the stage. This class encourages students to explore the physical and vocal possibilities of time and space, with a specific focus on developing the capacity to be physically present, emotionally open, and free to follow creative impulses. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of listening skills and ensemble building. Coursework will cover the nine Viewpoints and their application to character exploration and composition within the world of a play. All casting and play selection decisions will be discussed with each individual student in an effort to allow them to bring themselves fully to the work. Every effort will be made to provide an accurate and adequate ethnocultural context for the plays chosen.


Learning Outcomes:
-Understanding of the principles of collaboration and physical improvisation
-Ability to analyze and interpret a text(play)
-Develop a sense of how work is created and an ability to foster process
-Develop your own process as an actor


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Corequisites: Dance of Drama Lab Assignment
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 1:40PM - 3:30PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: Fully In-Person , All courses , Drama
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