ma in drama, FAculty of arts, university of alberta, edmonton, ab, canada


DRAMA 624: Contemporary Performance and the Body on Stage

This graduate seminar course, developed by Dr. Piet Defraeye and Lin Snelling, looks at the various layers of meaning experienced as we dance and discuss; and how moving allows experiential information into the study of performance and production dramaturgy. The body offers an intuitive/intelligent framework that invites a physical perspective into the embodiment of our thought process. How does the intelligence of the body integrate with the architectures of theatrical spaces and create collision and confluence points?

We work with critical theory and contemporary dramaturgy and a physical application of these principals. In the spirit of exploration, relationship, and involvement, which is both physical and intellectual we hope to benefit and stimulate creative thinking and moving; the final goal of the seminar is to gain a different, renewed perspective on one’s own creative process and methodologies.

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