Introduction to Performing Arts
Created by Joey Donnelley
The concept of acting or performing arts relates to movements, gestures, and intonations that are used to create a fictional character for the stage and the audience. This course will help you develop analytical, technical and imaginative abilities leading to good stage performance and to the door of this very competitive industry.
This course is intended to introduce, practice, and hone introductory level skills of the professional actor within a supportive environment. Students will be taught ensemble exercises, theatre games, analysis of text and speech, script analysis and monologue performance to empower their voice and to discover and transform themselves.
The Introduction to Performing Arts at QVersity is designed for anyone who has any interest in theatre, acting, expressive art, or is looking for something new and exciting. You will learn the skills to pursue more advanced theatre courses in acting, directing, dramaturgy, and academic theatre studies.
This program can be useful for undergraduates, graduates, director wanting to have better bed side manner, a hospitality manager in need of better communication skills, or a salesperson who wants to be able to speak more passionately and freely about a product, to name a few examples.
Through assignments and class participation, students will demonstrate the ability to:
1. Analyze text
2. Principles of the Stanislavsky system
3. The Method of Physical Action,
4. The evolution of Realism
5. Monologue performance
6. Michael Chekhov, Sanford Meisner
|The Evolution of Realism|
|The Importance of Play|
|Presence, Concentration, and Observation|
|Speak the Speech|
|Performance in Practice|
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