MUSTHEAT 2001 - Music Theatre Performance 2A

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021

Dance: An emphasis on more advanced technical work is addressed along with a greater understanding of style, along with the encouragement of more rapid and accurate learning of basic choreographic combinations. Greater strength and flexibility is also addressed along with stylistic accuracy. Pas de deux continues with a focus on ensuring students are capable of dancing in harmony with a partner in different styles, and able to perform moves such as lifts and turns safely. Voice/Movement: Second year voice brings students to a practical awareness of the way they use themselves as actors: working towards greater physical freedom and relaxation; increased breath capacity and control; more effective resonance; increased pitch range; and greater articulatory agility. The second year of voice production is largely exercise oriented, focusing on heightened language while connecting to vocal presence and action. Character voice is the primary focus, while resonance, vocal placement and support continue to be addressed. Student?s connection to language, the importance of oracy, the deeper need of words and rhetoric, and awareness of the three-dimensional physical muscularity of body/vocal tract and language/image. Using Shakespeare?s text, students will learn to trust the instincts and needs of the character rather than the intellectual presentation of the language, poetry and style of the play. Acting: This course builds on the foundational skills achieved throughout the first year of study by focussing on the issue of performance 'style'. Specifically, Non-Naturalistic text - material with a strong sense of heightened theatricality and overt poeticism - and is designed to increase the musical theatre performer's ability to adapt the performing self to the demands of text in a heightened style. Students will be asked to explore text from a variety of stylistic genres, examining each with a mind to formulating work methods and rehearsal strategies that might accommodate performance demands.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MUSTHEAT 2001
    Course Music Theatre Performance 2A
    Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 10 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites MUSTHEAT 1002
    Restrictions Available to BMusTheatre students only
    Course Description Dance: An emphasis on more advanced technical work is addressed along with a greater understanding of style, along with the encouragement of more rapid and accurate learning of basic choreographic combinations. Greater strength and flexibility is also addressed along with stylistic accuracy. Pas de deux continues with a focus on ensuring students are capable of dancing in harmony with a partner in different styles, and able to perform moves such as lifts and turns safely.
    Voice/Movement: Second year voice brings students to a practical awareness of the way they use themselves as actors: working towards greater physical freedom and relaxation; increased breath capacity and control; more effective resonance; increased pitch range; and greater articulatory agility. The second year of voice production is largely exercise oriented, focusing on heightened language while connecting to vocal presence and action. Character voice is the primary focus, while resonance, vocal placement and support continue to be addressed. Student?s connection to language, the importance of oracy, the deeper need of words and rhetoric, and awareness of the three-dimensional physical muscularity of body/vocal tract and language/image. Using Shakespeare?s text, students will learn to trust the instincts and needs of the character rather than the intellectual presentation of the language, poetry and style of the play.
    Acting: This course builds on the foundational skills achieved throughout the first year of study by focussing on the issue of performance 'style'. Specifically, Non-Naturalistic text - material with a strong sense of heightened theatricality and overt poeticism - and is designed to increase the musical theatre performer's ability to adapt the performing self to the demands of text in a heightened style. Students will be asked to explore text from a variety of stylistic genres, examining each with a mind to formulating work methods and rehearsal strategies that might accommodate performance demands.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr George Torbay

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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