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Voice and Movement I: Explorations on Connection

Bara, Brittany (2018) Voice and Movement I: Explorations on Connection. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Proceeding from Kristin Linklater’s approach to voice work as a focus on “removing the blocks that inhibit the human instrument” (7), within this class, I will be integrating physical movement exercises along with the Linklater voice progression in order to encourage students to experience a deeper, kinesthetic mind/body awareness. The physical components of the class will loosely follow the progression laid out in Sarah Hickler’s In the Moment, moving through Bartenieff Fundamentals and building to foundational skills in contact improvisation. Through these explorations, I hope to engender an understanding that it is not just what one is doing, but how one is doing it (Hickler, xiii); process is of much more interest to me than product. The primary question guiding the explorations throughout this course is: How will supplementing the imagery based Linklater Voice progression with other physically based (but still grounded in the pyscho-physical precept that movement is an outward expression of inner intent) techniques enhance the concepts that mind and body must learn to cooperate in order for the voice to communicate the actor/human’s inner life to the outside world? I believe that it will foster a greater awareness of self, which should translate to a deeper connection with and awareness of others and the world.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bara, Brittanybmb128@pitt.edubmb128
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairSchebetta, Dennisdennis72@pitt.edudennis72
Committee MemberCroot, Cynthiaccroot@pitt.educcroot
Date: 14 June 2018
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 10 April 2018
Approval Date: 14 June 2018
Submission Date: 12 April 2018
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 92
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Theater Arts
Degree: MFA - Master of Fine Arts
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Theatre, Voice, Movement
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 13:48
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 13:48


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