PERF06112 2019 Voice and Movement 2
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 techniques and principles both physical and vocal, and assess their individual progress as well as apply techniques to solo composition study, oral literature (poetry, drama), rehearsals and performance.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Understand and apply voice and movement techniques to develop appropriate warm-ups and training skills.
Demonstrate increased self-awareness of use of voice, body and space as a performer.
Integrate variety of vocal/physical techniques in the context of performance.
Apply vocal techniques (resonance, pitch, tone, colour, projection, breath support/control, posture, alignment etc.) to chosen texts.
Apply and embody elements of compositional devices and structure into the creative process of Solo Composition study.
Use reflective journaling and researched topic to develop practical skills and self-awareness.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Student-centred strategies for teaching Voice and Movement.
Student learning incorporating aspects as following:
- Kinaesthetic – motor development (moving and learning)
- Aesthetic - personal (artistic) growth
- Cognitive – intellectual (thinking, perceiving and processing)
- Psychological – social (feeling and interacting)
Module Assessment Strategies
Continuous assessment: observation of student practical work during the class and performance within the combination of formative feedback during the creative process of solo/ensemble project making.
- Solo Project and additional Research
- Solo Performance/ Recital and additional Research
Development of the student as competent performer through integration of principles of movement and voice, using:
- Warm up exercises to increase vocal, physical and mental ability
- Organic breathing and Chekov Technique identifying and rectifying habits that impede communication
- Voice exercises and use of Shakespearean text
- Features of movement awareness exploring the components of space and time: fundamentals of Laban Movement Analysis and concept of Space Harmony in combination with Contemporary Dance Approach (quality, size and precision of the movement, its shape, focus, tempo, rhythm, kinesphere, general space, performing space, dimension, pathways and vertical space.)
- Further explorations in movement and voice practice integrating an imagination;
- Solo Composition Study: selection and use of particular explored movement techniques/concept, further experimentation and improvisation, compositional structure, developing movement efficiency and expressiveness, rehearsal, performance.
Theoretical framework within the practised topic supporting students' learning.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Observation of working process||Continuous Assessment||Practical Evaluation||60 %||OnGoing||1,2,4,5,6|
|2||Solo/Ensemble Performance||Practical||Assessment||30 %||End of Term||2,3|
|3||Research and Journal||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||10 %||OnGoing||6|
Full Time Mode Workload
Required & Recommended Book List
1973 Voice and the Actor London: Harrap
2002 Finding Your Voice London: Nick Hern Books
2006 Freeing the natural voice London: Nick Hern Books
1992 Working with the Voice New York: Routledge
1976 Voice and Speech in the Theatre London: Pitman
2003 Laban for All Routledge, Great Britain
2011 The Mastery of Movement Dance Books
2012 Beyond Words: Movement Observation and Analysis Oxon, Routledge
2013 Perspectives on Contemporary Dance History: Revisiting Impulse (1950-1970) Cambria Press, NY
1997 The Moving Body: teaching creative thetare London: Bloombsbury Metheun
2007 Physical Theatres: A Critical Reader London: Routledge
2000 Twentieth century actor training London: Routledge
2001 Through the Body: A Practical Guide to Physical Theatre London:Nick Hern books
2003 Jacques LeCoq London: Routledge
1997 Practical Theatre: A Post-16 Response London: Routledge
1991 Towards a poor theatre London: Methuen
2011 Choreutics Dance Books Ltd.
Laban for Actors and Dancers: Putting Laban's Movement Theory into Practice - A Step-by-Step Guide Nick Hern Books, Uk, London
20/09/2019 Awareness Through Movement: Easy-to-Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination, and Personal Awareness HarperOne
Via Book list
Selioni K., Laban - Aristotle: Movement for Actors and in Acting, Choros International Dance Journal, 5 12, (Spring 2016), pp. 12–30.
2008, Evans M., Movement training for the modern actor, London: Routledge