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  Physical Theatre, Mime, and Pantomime - Theatre Resources from Artslynx
Theatre based on the synthesis of fl theatre (where objects appear to float through space through careful application of lighting technology and artistry), dance, modern jazz and pantomime.
To develop the language of physical theatre in South Africa as a means to overcoming vast language diversities.
Part 4: The Physical Theatre Structuring discovery to enable the artist to encounter the theatre as a medium, igniting the creative fire in his or her belly, and putting the two together in the theatrical space.
www.artslynx.org /theatre/physical.htm   (3047 words)

  
  Scottish Arts Council - Archive - Theme: Physical theatre
So wide is the range of styles and influences clustered under the term, the usefulness of a definition may be challenged.  In deed, a concept embraced by physical theatre is that theatre can be produced without the confines of definition of the artform.   Theatre practitioners involved in physical styles often positively reject the term.
Some attempt to describe physical theatre as ‘about the reinvigoration of theatre practice’.  Text is one component of the work, but the importance of non-text elements – visual as well as physical - are weighty.  Not just decorative or complementary, they shape the content as well as the context of the piece.
The idea is to relate the body to the theatrical space around them.  Traditional theatre appeals on a mental and often emotional level.  Physical theatre, however, appeals on a physical and emotional level.  It can aim to provide a more immediate and encompassing theatre experience.
www.scottisharts.org.uk /1/artsinscotland/drama/features/archive/themephysicaltheatre.aspx   (340 words)

  
 St Mary's University College, Twickenham. - Physical Theatre
Physical Theatre is an exciting new programme drawing on one of the most innovative developments in contemporary theatre practice.
Ritual Theatre examines the roots of contemporary physical theatre in non-verbal rituals and ancient ritual theatre of Africa and the East.
A double module in creative writing in the context of physical theatre is also available and a research-based module which allows you to investigate a professional physical theatre company.
www.smuc.ac.uk /Courses/Undergraduate/Physical-theatre/structure.htm   (302 words)

  
 FAQ Physical Theatre
Somewhere in there, physical theatre was born, as clown rejuvenated the traditional script based theatrical form, and we got the emotionally-powered, physical performance work that we know today as physical theatre.
Physical theatre, by contrast appeals to the audience on a physical and emotional level, providing a much more immediate experience than traditional theatre, and audiences here have been growing.
Today physical theatre is a broad term which covers the range of circus theatre forms, clown, mime, mask, commedia, visual theatre, and dance theatre.
www.artmedia.com.au /faq_physical.htm   (597 words)

  
 Excite France - Companies > Physical Theatre > Theatre > Performing Arts > Arts (Web-Catalogue)
Founded to create innovative theatre works that are relevant and accessible to diverse audiences.
UK Physical Theatre Company; since 1994 has produced hit shows such as Dr. Faustus, Life''s a Dream and the critically acclaimed Antigone.
A Center for Theatre Performance and Research directed by James Slowiak and Jairo Cuesta, former assistants of Jerzy Grotowski.
www.excite.fr /directory/Arts/Performing_Arts/Theatre/Physical_Theatre/Companies   (715 words)

  
 The Skinny - Dance & Physical Theatre - October
Physical Theatre has become the category for anything that ignores tradition, experiments with genre, challenges the audience or finds new strategies to express ideas, and emotions.
Physical Theatre demands patient and frequent attendance: fortunately, the next few months provide plenty of opportunities.
Physical Theatre rarely provides light or easy entertainment, but despite the difficulties, it reveals the latent power of performance.
www.skinnymag.co.uk /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2867&Itemid=190   (483 words)

  
 Definition of Physical theatre
Physical theatre is a genre of performance which makes use of the body (as opposed to the spoken word) as the primary means of performance and communication with an audience.
Physical theatre can be distinquished from dance in that it tends to focus more on narrative, character and action.
The most famous institution devoted to physical theatre is the Lecoq school in Paris.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Physical_theatre   (235 words)

  
 School of Physical Theatre
The School of Physical Theatre is a full-time professional School devoted to the training of physical theatre artists - writers, directors, and actors.
Founded and operated since 1978 and now in London since 1999 by Ron East, with a mandate to foster creativity in the Physical Theatre and stimulate the growth and development of the physical theatre repertoire, participants are welcomed from all countries and cultural backgrounds.
This cross-cultural resonance provides a dynamic opportunity to re-create the world in a theatre of Human Nature.
www.physicaltheatre.com   (120 words)

  
 MeyerholdWorks Physical Theatre - Home
Physical approaches to theatre training and to theatre are increasingly in demand in American educational theatre.
Theatrical Biomechanics, the system of actor training and approach to theatre which Meyerhold developed, provides a rigorous and systematic path for the development of the actor’s psycho-physical instrument.
Great emphasis is put on the fact that even the simplest, seemingly ordinary physical exercises are really embodiments of fundamental principles of acting such as concentration; awareness of self, of one’s partner, and of the space; listening; give and take; and moment to moment life in a scene.
web.syr.edu /~kjbaum/index.html   (429 words)

  
 Physical Theatre :: Theatre : Gourt
Physical theatre is a catch-all term used to describe any mode of performance that pursues storytelling through primarily physical means.
There are several quite distinct traditions of performance which all describe themselves using the term "physical theatre", which has led to a lot of confusion as to what the definition of physical theatre actually is.
However, it is often difficult to draw a distinct boundary between what is and what is not physical theatre, and distinctions are often made quite arbitrarily by critics and performing companies.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farts.gourt.com%2FPerforming-Arts%2FTheatre%2FPhysical-Theatre.html   (163 words)

  
 Physical Theatre with Cheryl Heazlewood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Cheryl presents powerful and inspiring training exercises which are drawn from her eclectic training in occidental and oriental movement and theatre.
Cheryl Heazlewood - Choreographer, Actor, Teacher and Healer - has spent her life involved in theatre and dance.After studying classical and contemporary dance, theatre and mime Cheryl joined the Lindsay Kemp Company in 1982 as a principal artist and moved to Europe.
The aim of the workshop was to introduce the basic principles and the vocabulary of Biomechanics to the participating actors, teachers and students in theatre arts.
members.iinet.net.au /~hush/physical_theatre.html   (370 words)

  
 Theatre Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This course introduces students to the physical and theoretical foundation upon which all expressive dance forms are based.
This course will examine Musical Theatre in its social, historical, and creative context, and introduce students to practical skills in dance, acting, and singing styles appropriate to this theatre form.
Theatre as an art form, an institution and a social force.
www.regiscollege.edu /programs/theatre/courses.htm   (926 words)

  
 Theatre Amoeba
Theatre exists in many shapes and forms and in many places.
Amoeba endeavors to create a 'universal' theatrical language using a devised mixture of voice, spiritual insight, vibrant movement and sound and a lot of imagination.
In its previous touring, education and collaborative workshops all over the world, Amoeba’s ying-yang artistic approach is energetic and physical in a simple and direct way.
www.theatreamoeba.com /index.html   (62 words)

  
 Once upon a time in the west - Arts - Entertainment - smh.com.au
The name was changed to Urban Theatre Projects in 1997, but the founders remain committed to bold, political and community-focused work.
She is reluctant to call UTP a "community theatre company", not because the phrase might have amateur connotations but because she believes the notion of community is ever-changing.
For Talbot and the founders of Urban Theatre Projects, the real interest is the audience's response to their work.
www.smh.com.au /news/arts/once-upon-a-time-in-the-west/2006/11/07/1162661681929.html   (629 words)

  
 Physical Acting Page for BioMX
The physicality of the world was under the centuries of rediscovery since the eraly modernity (the Age of Reason instead of the Religion).
Physics became the new religion of the century.
Theatre was born of rites, song and dance of the flesh.
afronord.tripod.com /biomx/physical.html   (1580 words)

  
 Total Theatre Network -- Projects -- Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The definition of 'total theatre' is fluid, but our remit includes forms such as physical and devised theatre, visual performance, live art, street arts, circus, mime, new music theatre and puppetry.
Total Theatre Magazine is principally aimed at the professional performance sector and also has interest and relevance to performing arts audiences and to those with a general interest in the arts.
Total Theatre Magazine aims to represent as wide a spectrum of performance practice as possible, and to keep a balance between covering both well-known and lesser-known artists and events, and to cover work presented both within and outside of conventional theatre and art spaces.
www.totaltheatre.org.uk /projects/magazine/index.html   (373 words)

  
 A Case for Physical Theatre: Intro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
"Physical Theatre" has become a catch all phrase that incorporates many movement based theatre forms, with incredibly diverse companies adopting the term to describe themselves.
How to describe an art form with no name is a question that plagues all of us who fall outside of 'traditional theatre'.
Even though another physical theatre company may present a style completely different to our expression, the audience will leave with their concept of physical theatre tied to the images they just witnessed.This is a huge responsibility for the artist who claims the title.
www.ckimdesign.com /push/phil.html   (256 words)

  
 :: Double Edge Theatre - Internships
Double Edge Theatre offers an internship program, accepting up to twelve students a year who wish to explore and develop their own artistic identity/interests while simultaneously learning about the inner workings of an ensemble theatre.
Interns follow a schedule of supervised training and one on one artist studies, and are provided housing, workspace, access to the theatres facilities including archives, training/ performance spaces, scene shop, sewing room, and kitchen, and admission to rehearsals and performances, all on the setting of 105 acres of field, forest, trails, and swimming pond.
Double Edge Theatre is one of the oldest ensemble theatres in the US, and twelve interns a year are given the chance to gain great insight into the actual inner workings of the theatre.
www.doubleedgetheatre.org /internship.html   (421 words)

  
 Physical Acting Page for BioMX
The physicality of the world was under the centuries of rediscovery since the eraly modernity (the Age of Reason instead of the Religion).
Physics became the new religion of the century.
Theatre was born of rites, song and dance of the flesh.
filmplus.org /biomx/physical.html   (1578 words)

  
 St Mary's University College, Twickenham. - Physical Theatre
Explore this new form of theatre from both a performance and academic perspective.
A-Level candidates would normally be expected to have a minimum of a B and a C grade.
We are looking for students who have imagination, staying power and a willingness to commit themselves to working in a way that is both physically and mentally demanding.
www.smuc.ac.uk /Courses/Undergraduate/Physical-theatre/index.htm   (198 words)

  
 Theatre gets physical at the Fest - SouthAfrica.info
First Physical Theatre's Vrypas, directed by Heike Gehring with choreography by Gary Gordon and narration by Francois Toerien, strings fragments of a life together - diary entries, newspaper cuttings, poetry - to take the audience on a journey through a gay man's psyche.
The First Physical Student and Youth companies, under the direction of Gary Gordon, also present their showcase New Voices 2006 at this year's festival.
Theatre Bazaar and Black Laugh Productions take an entirely fresh approach to Athol Fugard's 1980s classic A Place with the Pigs, a two-hander based on the true story of a Russian army deserter in the Second World War who returns home to spend the next 40 years hiding in a pigsty.
www.southafrica.info /what_happening/arts_entertainment/nafest-physicaltheatre.htm   (712 words)

  
 MeyerholdWorks Physical Theatre - Meyerhold's Biomechanics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Biomechanics is an approach to actor training and to theatre developed by Russian actor, director and teacher, Vsevolod Meyerhold during the 1920’ and 1930’s.
In 1972 Moscow’s prestigious Theatre of Satire invited the teacher of Biomechanics from Meyerhold’s own school, Nikolai Kustov, to train a group of the Theatre’s young actors.
Thus while students run, jump and work every muscle and joint in a dizzying array of exercises during the initial physical training phase of the work, they are already required to be continually aware of their relationship to the space and to the other actors in their "ensemble"-as well as their own "inner movement."
web.syr.edu /~kjbaum/meyerholdsbiomechanics.html   (544 words)

  
 DV8 Physical Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A lot of people used to ask this question on the bulletin board, when we had one, mostly prompted by having to write an essay for their school or college.
DV8 Physical Theatre was set up and named in 1986 (before physical theatre was labelled for academic study).
Because we hope this will help you see that from DV8's point of view, "What is physical theatre?" is not a particularly relevant question.
www.dv8.co.uk /faqs/faqs.html   (1841 words)

  
 Open Directory - Arts:Performing Arts:Theatre:Physical Theatre
This category is for resources pertaining to physical theatre.
Physical theatre is a type of theatre where the physical movements are the main focus of the performance.
Sites relating to performance where mime is heavily combined with other arts should be submitted to the Physical Theatre category.
dmoz.org /Arts/Performing_Arts/Theatre/Physical_Theatre/desc.html   (277 words)

  
 londondance.com : Zikzira Physical Theatre
Though a collaborative, multi-disciplinary process, Zikzira Physical Theatre creates complex, visceral performances, bringing the site-specific approach to unconventional locations, to film, as well as to the stage.
Anglo-Brazilian Zikzira Physical Theatre performed in unconventional places in London and produced several short films (such as Fliessgleichgewicht 2002).
Zikzira is a project-based company with a team of associated dancers and actors, and invites artists from other media to collaborate on individual projects.
www.londondance.com /content/1005/zikzira_physical_theatre   (412 words)

  
 USD - Theatre Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Welcome to The University of South Dakota Department of Theatre, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the only theatre program in the state offering BFA and MFA degrees.
The Department of Theatre prepares the student for a career in the theatre and encourages personal and creative growth.
The Department promotes excellence in education, research, and service; explores new questions, techniques and practices in theatre; and inspires students to become life-long learners who contribute to their respective discipline and profession while enhancing the cultural life of their community.
www.usd.edu /cfa/Theatre   (377 words)

  
 Department of Theatre & Dance at Rollins College
The study of theatre comes most fully to life when integrated with other disciplines, for example, psychology, English, sociology, art, music, classical studies, and history.
THE 325 Improvisational Theatre II: Focus and Spontaneity: Explores a specific area of improvisational performance such as focus and spontaneity, characterization and status, physicality and environment, verbal skills and styles, or long-form and advanced structures.
THE 481 Senior Design/Technical Theatre Portfolio/Capstone: Focuses on designing and developing an aesthetically pleasing portfolio that incorporates a capstone and demonstrates the student's capabilities and achievements for presentation at graduate school and professional interviews.
www.rollins.edu /theatre/theatrecourses.shtml   (1933 words)

  
 The British Theatre Guide: Getting Physical - Total Theatre and the British
British theatre, it is clear, is very text-based, in spite of the influence of writers/directors like Steven Berkoff and companies such as DV8.
One wonders why this is. I'm tempted to suggest that, perhaps, Britain has a richer theatre tradition than most continental countries and so doesn't need to experiment with other forms of drama.
Jingoism aside (and I'm sure there's a strong element of that in our approach to theatre in the rest of Europe - and outside), there is an innate conservatism in the British which expesses itself in all sorts of ways.
www.britishtheatreguide.info /articles/270403.htm   (447 words)

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