TDRM

5214

Grotowski 1

School of Drama: Acting

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Grotowski 1

Fall 2021

Taught By: Nora Woolley

Section: A

CRN: 11881

Credits: 2

In this course, students will investigate the body as a vehicle for deep transformation, a container of emotional experience, and an elegant tool in articulation. We will employ physical training practices based on the work of Jerzy Grotowski to engage, awaken and enliven the actor's body and bring intelligence and refinement to its expression. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the mind/body connection in their acting work, discover new realms of physical expression, and will be able to more fully utilize the body in performance. Objectives include expanding the emotional life through full-body training, clarifying the content of the emotional life through specific and isolated body-work, learning how to follow impulse in the body, and discovering how to use the body as a roadmap that can lead the actor to specific choices as the body meets text. We will explore image/association as a source and tool in our work, and employ the body as a container for a character's expression - and character as a container for the actor's expression.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Acting (TACT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: October 28, 2021 (Thursday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 5, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:56pm 10/26/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:30pm - 8:10pm

Building: Drama 151 Bank

Room: 109

Date Range: 10/25/2021 - 12/13/2021

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 2:05pm

Building: Drama 151 Bank

Room: 109

Date Range: 10/27/2021 - 12/8/2021

Grotowski 1

Summer 2021

Taught By: Nora Woolley

Section: A

CRN: 2626

Credits: 2

In this course, students will investigate the body as a vehicle for deep transformation, a container of emotional experience, and an elegant tool in articulation. We will employ physical training practices based on the work of Jerzy Grotowski to engage, awaken and enliven the actor's body and bring intelligence and refinement to its expression. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the mind/body connection in their acting work, discover new realms of physical expression, and will be able to more fully utilize the body in performance. Objectives include expanding the emotional life through full-body training, clarifying the content of the emotional life through specific and isolated body-work, learning how to follow impulse in the body, and discovering how to use the body as a roadmap that can lead the actor to specific choices as the body meets text. We will explore image/association as a source and tool in our work, and employ the body as a container for a character's expression - and character as a container for the actor's expression.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Acting (TACT)

Campus: Siteline (SL)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 8

Add/Drop Deadline: June 4, 2021 (Friday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 6, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:01pm 10/26/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 400

Date Range: 6/1/2021 - 7/1/2021