Jeanette M. Sanchez
Develops intermediate skills and applications in one or more studio arts in order to enhance students' abilities as performers, arts creators, or educators. Recommended: B CUSP 197 or prior experience.
In this course, we will explore how bodies are used in performance. We will be practicing theatrical performance techniques mainly developed by Augusto Boal's work in Theatre of the Oppressed. We will be examining the process in which non-performers become performers as well as looking at the bodies of performers. This course has a component which is co-taught by Amy Lambert and Jeanette Sanchez. Students from this course who opt to take both courses will use image theatre work done in this course to supplement the work we will do in the co-taught course.
Student learning goals
Students will experiment with making their bodies more expressive through exercises done in class.
Students will learn more about the history of how performer's bodies have been read by the cultures they are operating in.
Students will explore making different types of image theatre as a way of linking to the course Amy Lambert and Jeanette Sanchez are co-teaching. We will be using our bodies as "clay" to be sculpted.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading