20 credits at level HE4
This unit examines the role of performance in a variety of community contexts outside of the educational environment, and the process of devising for and/or with a specific community group. Students will liaise with the community group, and shape gathered information into a performance work, which is accessible and challenging to the target audience.
1. To explore the concepts and contexts of theatre in the community.
2. To set up, develop and sustain liaison with a community group.
3. To select and apply relevant technique to the devising process.
4. Present and evaluate performance with or for a community group.
1. Concepts and contexts of performance in the community: Community: commonality, communal activity, empowerment, oppression, ownership and needs.
Practitioners: e.g. Augusto Boal, Ann jellicoe, Age Exchange, Chicken Shed, Bubble Theatre.
Commonality: Age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, status, circumstance.
2. Liaison with a community group: Contact groups: e.g. old people, youth, pre-school, womens, mens, gay, lesbian, ethnic, disability, school, leisure, prisoners, unemployed
Contact: presentation, statement of intent, identification of community group, negotiation, objectives, clarification, flexibility, response, inter-action, meetings, letters, progress reports, feedback, observation.
Workshops: warm-ups, trust integration games, devising, support, group sensitivity, discussion.
3. Devising: Research, individual role, workshop, shaping of material, narrative, performance, discussion, improvisation, choreography, physical considerations, role play.
4. Performance: Staging considerations, style, tempo, narrative, coherence, creation of atmosphere, use of voice, image, dance, movement, accessibility. Audience response, feedback, evaluation.
This module will be delivered via workshops, lectures and seminars and will culminate in work based learning via community performances. Students will devise work appropriate to a specific sector of the community e.g. Charities, Social Services, Police, Health, Education, Youth Groups.
Work based learning and personal study 130
Tutor Contact time 30
Portfolio preparation 40
This module will be assessed by means of a Portfolio: evidence which will include: research materials, workshop & performance reviews, working logs of devising workshops, video recordings. Process: Practical Workshop activity to generate devised performance, contribution to process and rehearsal. Product: Performance within context of work-based learning. Evaluation of process & feedback. They will be assessed via Process and Product and Portfolio
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Explore the concepts and contexts of performance in the community
Analyse contemporary development within the field
Examine the nature of community and communal activity
Critically evaluate chosen examples of practice.
|2.||Set up, develop and sustain liaison with community group||
Investigate community group possibilities
Contribute to initiation of contact and confirmation of project.
Interact effectively with the community group
Respond to information gathered through liaison
|3.||Select and apply relevant technique to the devising process||
Relate devising techniques to the material gathered from community group liaison
Contribute creatively and conceptually to the devising process.
|4.||Present and evaluate performance with or for a community group.
Display sensitivity to the performance context, audience or participants.
Communicate effectively through performance.
Critically analyse the project in relation to community group feedback
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Boal A Games for Actors and Non-Actors (Routledge 1992)
Brinson P. The Arts in Schools: Principles, Practice & Provision (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 1982)
Matarasso F. Regular Marvels:A Handbook for Animateurs, Practitioners, and Development Workers in Dance, Mime, Music & Literature (The Community Dance & Mime Foundation 1994)
Sharp C. & Dust K. Artists in Schools;A Handbook for Teachers & Artists (National Foundation for Educational Research 1997)
|Host Subject Group:||Creative Studies|
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