Jul 10, 2020  
2019-2020 University Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

DVPP 604 Devised Performance Ensemble IV



9 credits 20.0 hours
600 level graduate course

The second year is centered on the myriad paths the work of the first year can take: melodrama, commedia dell’arte, circus, clown, tragedy, dance-theatre, music-theatre, grotesque, site-specific theatre, comic forms including vaudeville and variety shows, and hybrid forms.

Creative work is revisited at key moments during the term of the course. Emphasis will be placed on "finishing" pieces. Creation is still led by the students who work collaboratively in response to assignments and show the finished results of the work on Fridays for faculty evaluation and feedback. The course is meant to provide the students an opportunity to wrestle with the question of how to construct a vibrant, engaging piece of theater in a collaborative ensemble. The journey of Creation II is journey toward opening up theatrical possibilities, exploring the breadth of theatrical expression and style and ultimately toward helping students create their own provocations and inquires, process of creation and methods for self-evaluation and feedback. In this way the course is a preparation for creating original work after they have completed their degree. The course will culminate in public performances of works created during the course of the year.

Open only to Devised Performance majors.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
Pass/fail grading only.