PERF06020 2010 Voice and Movement 2

General Details

Full Title
Voice and Movement 2
Transcript Title
Voice and Movement
80 %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
HUMA - Humanities
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2010 - Full Academic Year 2010-11
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Una Mannion, Declan Drohan, Niall Colleary, Rhona Trench, Jo Conway, Agnes Pallai, Bernie Meehan
Programme Membership
SG_HPERF_H08 201100 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERF_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting)

This is a practical voice and movement module aimed at increasing physical, spatial and vocal awareness and grounded in the ongoing development of the student through technical exercises aimed at developing professional skills in voice and movement.  Students will be expected to develop a series of appropriate warm-up exercises, both physical and vocal, and assess their individual progress as well as apply techniques to oral literature (poetry, drama), rehearsals and performance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


understand and apply voice and movement techniques to develop appropriate warm-ups


demonstrate increased self-awareness of use of voice and body as a performer


Integrate vocal and physical skills in the context of performance


Apply vocal techniques (resonance, pitch, tone, colour, projection, breath support/control, posture, alignment etc.) to chosen texts


Apply movement techniques (spatial awareness, co-ordination, stretching, improvisation (contact and individual), centre of gravity, neutral body, basic positions, Laban etc.) to rehearsals and performance pieces.


Use self-reflective journalling to develop self-awareness

Module Assessment Strategies

100% ongoing practical assessment

Indicative Syllabus

Development of the student as competent performer through integration of principles of movement and voice, using contact improvisation, basic Alexander Technique, relaxation/massage exercises, vocal exercises, knowledge of anatomy and physiology applied to movement and voice, working with centre of gravity as prime emergence of movement, imagery and art in the practice of voice and movement.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Black Box voice and movement 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Berry.C, Voice and the Actor, London: Harrap.  1973

Houseman, B. Finding Your Voice, London: Nick Hern Books. 2002

Laban, R & L. Ullmann, The Mastery of Movement, Northcote House: 1988

Lecoq, J. The Moving Body, London: Metheun. 1997

Linklater, K, Freeing the natural voice, London: Nick Hern Books. 2006

Mc Evenue, K. The Alexander Technique for Actors, London: Metheun. 2001

Rodenburg. P. Working with the Voice, New York: Routledge. 1992

Sullivan, C. The Actor Moves, Folkstone: Mc Farland. 1991

Turner, J.C., Voice and Speech in the Theatre, (London: Pitman. 1976)

Decroux, E. (trans. Piper, M.) Words on Mime, (California: Pomona College Theatre Dept. 1985)

Physical Theatres: A Critical Introduction by Simon Murray and John Keefe, (London: Routledge, 2007)

Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader by Simon Murray and John Keefe, (London: Routledge, 2007)

Bicat, Tina and Baldwin, Chris (eds.), Devised and Collaborative Theatre: A Practical Guide,  (Wiltshire: Crowood Press, 2002)

Callery,Dymphna, Through the Body: A Practical Guide to Physical Theatre, (London:Nick Hern books, 2001)

Murray, Simon, Jacques LeCoq, (London: Routledge, 2003)

Mackey, Sally (ed.), Practical Theatre: A Post-16 Response, (London: Routledge, 1997)

Dennis, Anne, The Articulate Body: The Physical Training of the Actor, (UK: Nick Hern, 2002)

Grotowski, J. Towards a poor theatre, (London: Methuen. 1991)

Hodge, A. Twentieth century actor training,  (London: Routledge, 2000)

Leabhart, T (ed.) Mime Journal Series, (California: Pomona College Theatre Dept. 1974)

Other Resources


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