Not currently offered
Course code

CIND2302

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course builds on student’s knowledge of performing arts including theatre, live art, drama and sound in a variety of forms and cultural contexts. Collaborative methodologies and the potential of group-dynamics are applied to creative processes. Analytical, theoretical and practical approaches are considered in relation to gesture, movement, text and sound, challenging the audience-performer experience of live performances.

Formal elements including language and text, representation, symbolism, abstraction, hybridity, texture, scale and narrative are applied to distinct theatrical forms in a variety of settings.


Availability

Not currently offered.


Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): CAPA2001. Students who have successfully completed CAPA2001 are not eligible to enrol in CIND2302.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Propose a creative event that makes use of gesture, image, movement, space, text and/or sound.

2. Implement written and oral communication skills and language relevant to the field of contemporary performance.

3. Critically appraise theoretical and practical approaches to creative works, events and performance in a range of cultural contexts.

4. Embody collaborative skills in the creation of live performance works.


Content

Topics include:

  • Examples of contemporary performance works that demonstrate the relationship between gesture, image, movement, space, text and/or sound;
  • The actor’s repertoire – fundamental performance techniques;
  • Historical, theoretical and contemporary practices in theatrical and performance arts;
  • Practical exercises and demonstrations of the collaborative processes of creating performances and live events;
  • Improvisation and innovation in developing performance works from an actor/performer’s perspective.

Requisite

Students who have successfully completed CAPA2001 cannot enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Case Analysis (30%)

Performance: Performance Work in Progress (20%)

Performance: Performance (50%)

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