Grotowski and Viewpoints 2

School of Drama: Movement

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Grotowski 2

Spring 2020

Taught By: Nora Woolley

Section: A

CRN: 3864

Credits: 1

Students will investigate the body as a vehicle for deep transformation, a container of emotional experience, and an elegant tool in articulation. First semester, we will employ physical training practices based on the work of Jerzy Grotowski to engage, awaken and enliven the body of the actor and bring intelligence and refinement to its expression. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the mind/body/heart connection in their acting work, will discover new realms of physical expression, and will be able to more fully utilize the body in performance. The physical training will also be applied to scene-work, providing the students an opportunity to witness growth in their acting work as gained through the physical training, as well as integrating the body more deeply into their acting. Brief readings will be assigned and students should come to class prepared to move in comfortable clothing. We will investigate and explore Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints training to further articulate the body in performance, and will likewise apply this work to text and scene work.

Students who wish to enroll in a graduate theater course at The New School for Drama must be accepted into the graduate theater program as a full-time student.

College: School of Drama (DR)

Department: Movement (TMVT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2020 (Tuesday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (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: 6:20am 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Building: Drama 151 Bank

Room: 109

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020