FAGS2006 Movement II (3 units)
- FAGS1015 Movement I
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This course enhances students' training in Movement I by focusing on students' ability to make specific physical construction to convey characters in acting. It continues the study of Laban Movement Analysis and further work out the Viewpoints Method of actor training. Teachings on global practices are involved. For example, students will apply the Lecoq training to Chinese traditional musical theatres and reflect on the attempt.
Like the preparation of body basics in Movement I, students will draw techniques and exercises from Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais and other practices on breath, body and voice. Students' engagement includes the composition of solo, duo and group movement pieces, which will allow the student to uncover all that is emotional in body and develop more techniques to free them from physical limitations. Students will work with scripted materials and apply the physical training started in Movement I to character, scene work and staging.
With various exercises on movement improvisation, students will be receptive to different surrounding environments and immediate moments, they shall listen with the whole body and make spontaneous offers with confidence, and be connected to imagination and are able to identify emotional states.
Students are required to keep an individual journal throughout the course. They are expected to form judgments and enhance their understanding of acting texts and exercises. The journal will be an articulation of critical analysis, personal reflection and self/peer appraisal.
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