Theatre and Performance: Self
Theatre and Performance: Self 2023-24
School of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
In Theatre and Performance: The Self you will explore performance of the individual practitioner. Using various performers and performance groups and drawing on other arts practices (such as photography, writing, visual arts) as illustrations, you will engage creatively with issues of performativity, liveness, embodiment, and theatricality. You will explore the relationship between performance and the world outside of the theatre. This module will focus on the ways you as a practitioner can employ new and dynamic modes of performance to destabilise and question notions of self and identity, belonging and being. During the module, you will engage in practical work focusing on, and experimenting with, the dynamics of live performance. The individual is at the centre of the work, and you will have the opportunity to develop an advanced notion of your own artistic identity as a creator of performance
Theories of Self, identity and autobiography in performance Examples of current and past arts practice in relation to identity and the self Rehearsal processes and directing Portfolio creation Critical analysis of theatre and performance
-threshold -D •Knowledge of key areas/principles only•Weaknesses in understanding of main areas•Limited evidence of background study•Answer only poorly focussed on question and with some irrelevant material and poor structure•Arguments presented but lack coherence•Several factual/computational errors•No original interpretation •Only major links between topics are described•Limited problem solving•Many weaknesses in presentation and accuracy
-good -C •Knowledge of key areas/principles•Understands main areas•Limited evidence of background study•Answer focussed on question but also with some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure•Arguments presented but lack coherence•Has several factual/computational errors•No original interpretation •Only major links between topics are described•Limited problem solving•Some weaknesses in presentation and accuracyB•Strong knowledge•Understands most but not all•Evidence of background study•Focussed answer with good structure•Arguments presented coherently•Mostly free of factual and computational errors•Some limited original interpretation •Well known links between topics are described•Problems addressed by existing methods/approaches•Good presentation with accurate communication
-excellent -A •Comprehensive knowledge•Detailed understanding •Extensive background study•Highly focussed answer and well structured•Logically presented and defended arguments•No factual/computational errors•Original interpretation •New links between topics are developed•New approach to a problem•Excellent presentation with very accurate communication
- Awareness of current discussions and debates in the field and be familiar with the work of a range of movements and practitioners.
- Describe, interpret and evaluate performance across a range of occurrences and sites as relevant to own work.
- Devise and lead a project efficiently and effectively
- Reflect on issues relating to the self and identity in performance and related disciplines
- Reflect on the conceptual and creative processes that underpin the understanding and realization of performance.
Logbook Or Portfolio
Portfolio: Documenting and critically analysing the creative process towards performance practice.
Individual Performance Piece Individually, develop a devised performance 15 minute piece that explores the performance practices developed through out term. The work will be staged in Pontio’s Studio theatre and you are encouraged to invite a public audience to engage with the practice-led research if relevant.