School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Movement for the Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT1007
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Samantha CHESTER

Description

Using a variety of contemporary somatic practices this unit will further expand the students movement knowledge, physical confidence and seek to support full physical possibility of the actor. This unit enhances how the actor uses movement free of restriction and impeding habits for imaginative exploration, creation of original work and transformation work.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply the tension line between performer and audience.
  2. Apply time, weight, space and stillness as it relates to movement.
  3. Embody abstract and transformation imagery and physicality into performance.
  4. Have the ability to translate research material and movement tasks into a unique theatrical physical performance.
  5. Perform contemporary dance technique with precision and consistency.
  6. Understand body, mind and breath connection and processing.

Unit Content

  1. Application of physical dynamics and movement through spatial relationships, shape, kinesthetic awareness, gesture, stillness, partnering work, solo work, sensing work.
  2. Body and mind practice.
  3. Contemporary Dance II.
  4. Exploration of Physical Theatre and group devising.
  5. Expressive study of movement imagery and transformation animal and anthropomorphic work.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Movement studio, intensive workshops, small group solo and duo exercises, video recording for analysis, in studio performance to students and staff. Self-reflection, observation and class feedback and discussion.

Assessment

GS2 GRADING SCHEMA 2 Used for performance and/or practical based units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
Participation ^In class commitment, attitude, self- management and progress in weekly classes/workshops.
Performance ^Presentation of technical skills or given movement tasks to an audience
Journal ^Completion of a movement journal

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

ACT1007|3|1

School: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Movement for the Actor
  • Unit Code

    ACT1007
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    3
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Ms Samantha CHESTER

Description

Using a variety of contemporary somatic practices this unit will further expand the students movement knowledge, physical confidence and seek to support full physical possibility of the actor. This unit enhances how the actor uses movement free of restriction and impeding habits for imaginative exploration, creation of original work and transformation work.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Apply the tension line between performer and audience.
  2. Apply time, weight, space and stillness as it relates to movement.
  3. Embody abstract and transformation imagery and physicality into performance.
  4. Have the ability to translate research material and movement tasks into a unique theatrical physical performance.
  5. Perform contemporary dance technique with precision and consistency.
  6. Understand body, mind and breath connection and processing.

Unit Content

  1. Application of physical dynamics and movement through spatial relationships, shape, kinesthetic awareness, gesture, stillness, partnering work, solo work, sensing work.
  2. Body and mind practice.
  3. Contemporary Dance II.
  4. Exploration of Physical Theatre and group devising.
  5. Expressive study of movement imagery and transformation animal and anthropomorphic work.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Movement studio, intensive workshops, small group solo and duo exercises, video recording for analysis, in studio performance to students and staff. Self-reflection, observation and class feedback and discussion.

Assessment

GS2 GRADING SCHEMA 2 Used for performance and/or practical based units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescription
Participation ^In class commitment, attitude, self- management and progress in weekly classes/workshops.
Performance ^Presentation of technical skills or given movement tasks to an audience
Journal ^Completion of a movement journal

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

ACT1007|3|2