The study of the different practice and techniques of stage management for theatre, music theatre, opera, and dance. Emphasis on developing advanced skills needed for this collaborative art form. Weekly guest speakers, readings from ethnomusicology, anthropology, critical indigenous studies.
Performance in a mainstage musical. Consent of Instructor Fall and Spring. Continuation of Tap Dance II. Increase speed, clarity and complexity of technique, combinations and dances.
Introduce syncopated and complex rhythms and techniques. Cultural conflict, influence and enrichment that arise when differing traditions of the arts come into contact with musical theatre and its development.
American Musical Theatre Dance. An overview of dance styles commonly used in Musical Theatre. Styles will be discussed in their historical context and technique will be emphasized in a studio setting. The course is dependent on skills developed in both Jazz 2 and Tap 1 Spring.
Advanced Applied Musical Theatre Voice. Study of literature from music theatre repertoire. Some classical repertoire will be utilized for the study of style and the development of proper technique and mature tone. Focused study on a specific area or areas of theatrical design and technology such as: A Project oriented course incorporating the tools, materials, and techniques necessary to prepare a variety of visual textures and details necessary in theatrical scenic environments.
Advanced instruction in special topics in costume technology, including but not limited to Millinery, Painting and Dyeing, Corsetry and Padding, Pattern Drafting and Draping, Masks, Armor, and Distressing.
Aesthetic practice of lighting in theatrical production, emphasizing programming and analysis. Practical application of the tools used in lighting.
Aesthetic and technical aspects of designing sound are discussed, demonstrated and realized. The course will culminate with each student creating and presenting a complete sound design for a specific script.
Technical forms and applications for composition of movement.
Study of rhythmic patterns and their relationships to movement, creative content, musical interpretation, projection and dynamics. Includes movement and placement for large ensembles. Honors in the Major. Honors in the Major is designed to recognize student excellence within interdisciplinary and disciplinary academic programs.
Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member.
A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests.
A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.
Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.exploring physical theatre.
contents page introduction: what is physical theatre 3 part 1 the origins of physical theatre a] historical influences 5 b] focus on commedia dell’arte 7 c] michael chekhov 11 d] vsevolod meyerhold 13 e] jacques lecoq An introduction to the terms and conventions of physical theatre.4/4(1).
Introduction ‘Physical Theatre’ has become a catchall phrase that incorporates many movement based theatre forms, with incredibly diverse companies adopting the term to describe themselves.
THR - Introduction to Theatre History I. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of remedial reading. Description: An introduction to the arts of the theatre with special emphasis on (1) the evolution and historical development of the play and the physical theatre and (2) the function and interdependence of the various artists and craftsmen in the theatre .
THEA Introduction to Costume Design. 3 Hours. Rotating topics in physical acting, which may include mask, mime, physical comedy, clowning and other approached to physical theatre. THEA Special Topics in Choreography and Directing.
3 Hours. May 16, · Basic foundations of movement in the physical theatre Participants will gain a basic introduction to the world of physical theatre intended to give them an appetite to create, explore and open new ways of making theatre.