PERF07016 2013 Voice and Movement 3
This module aims to provide students with the capacity to analyse and evaluate their individual vocal, physical and emotional inhibitors. They will work with appropriate vocal and physical exercises and techniques, applying them to text and choreography to develop creative and original responses. They will be expected to design and deliver appropriate warm-ups, increase self-awareness and perform to a high professional standard.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Devise and deliver vocal and physical warm-ups that focus on the physical, technical, emotional, and psychic needs of a given role
Use the body and voice effectively in a creative, imaginative, expressive way, appropriately synthesising training in both voice and movement
apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and psycho-physiology to create appropriate individual and group responses to creative stimuli
perform with spontaneity, physical, psychic, emotional and vocal clarity, playfulness, awareness of space, empathy and presence
advance their intellectual, emotional and performance competencies through actively changing acquired physical, vocal and psychological habits, reflective journalling and integrating the training process into their professional and personal lives.
Use research and appropriate literature to support and extend their knowledge of voice and movement
Module Assessment Strategies
100% continuous assessment
Movement sequencing, balance and co-ordination of self, partner, whole group, working from the gravity centre, still point to movement, patterns in space, sensitivity and expressiveness of whole body, emotional tone, free improvisation, contact improvisation, shift of weight in space, precision, imagination, spontaneity, rhythm, colour, shape, dynamic relaxation, symmetry, working with a theme using sound, light, visual stimuli. Sensory perception. Exploration of energy/movement systems. (Eg. Yoga, Tai-Chi, Alexander Technique, Laban etc.) Critical engagement with professional physical theatre and dance.
Balancing the sound, resonance, articulation and the text, relaxation, breathing and massage, muscularity of tone from applied consonant and vowel work, appropriate projection through precise placing of word and tone, pitch, intonation, emotional recall, floor work and visualisation, character work, heightened listening and original, creative response to words, emotions, stimuli.
Integration of voice and movement through continued application.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||100 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Berry, C. Voice and the Actor, London: Harrap. 1973
Carey, D & R. Clark Carey, Vocal Arts Workbook, London: Metheun. 2008
Dennis, A. The Articulate body: The physical training of the actor, New York: Drama Book. 1994
Houseman, B. Finding Your Voice, London: Nick Hern Books. 2002
Linklater, K. Freeing the Natural Voice, London: Nick Hern Books. 2006
Lecoq, J. The Moving Body, London: Metheun. 2002
Mc Evenue, K. The Alexander Technique for Actors, London: Metheun. 2001
Newlove, J. Laban for Actors and Dancers, London: Nick Hern Books. 1993