ACP109 - Improvisation in Drama and Performance
|Year:||2020 unit information|
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD*
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
Trimester 1: 1 x 3 hour practical per week
Trimester 3: Intensive practical over 5 consecutive days in Week 5
9am- 12:30pm, 1:30pm-5pm (7 hours) - MONDAY
9am- 12:30pm, 1:30pm-5pm (7 hours) - TUESDAY
9am- 12:30pm, 1:30pm-5pm (7 hours) - WEDNESDAY
9am- 12:30pm, 1:30pm-5pm (7 hours) - THURSDAY
9am- 12:00pm, 3:00pm-5pm (5 Hours)- FRIDAY
*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education; Community Based Delivery
This practical workshop-based unit offers an introduction to improvisation in drama and performance. Through exploration of the working methods of notable practitioners in the field, the unit considers contemporary and historical perspectives on the various ways that improvisation is employed in drama and performance practice, such as a means to prepare actors for work on scripts, to experiment with and generate original performance material, to resolve performance problems, to interact with audience in immersive and interactive performance contexts, or as a mode of performance in itself. The unit content is responsive with a strong emphasis on individual skill development and will include things like the development of personal concentration, the release of imagination, spontaneity and freedom, adaptation and flexibility, playfulness, sensibility in non-verbal communication, and role-play.
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