Physical Skills I
East 15 Acting School
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
04 July 2019
Requisites for this module
BA W412 Acting and Stage Combat
This year-long unit will support the other physical skills developed on the course. The overall aim of the unit is to provide you with the capabilities of performing advanced physical routines. This will directly apply to unarmed stage combat and will also relate to armed combat and personal development. You will focus on developing your ability to move in space and on using these skills in the development of specific characters.
In Term One you will focus on developing a vocabulary of gymnastic and acrobatic skills through individual and co-operative exercises, and an understanding of terminology and safety requirements of the activities undertaken. Emphasis will be put on spatial awareness, timing, balance, co-ordination, flexibility and general fitness and strength. You will be encouraged to apply self-analysis in the development and maintenance of a personal fitness programme.
In Term Two you will further develop your vocabulary of gymnastic and acrobatic skills through individual and co-operative exercises. As the training progresses you will look at combining individual moves into set routines. You will begin to evaluate the personal fitness programme developed in Term One.
In Term Three you will develop an understanding of specialised terminology and safety requirements. Building on the abilities achieved in Terms One and Two, you will be asked to investigate your new skills creatively, with an increased focus on devising original work.
- a vocabulary and repertoire of gymnastic movement
- timing, balance, co-ordination, strength and suppleness
- ability to apply skills to performance
- an understanding of safe practice and relevant procedures
By the end of this unit you will be able to demonstrate:
- Ability to combine individual techniques for performance
- Performance of gymnastic routines
- Ability to work as an individual or as part of a team
- Understanding of spatial awareness in conjunction with others and the performance space
- Understanding of the safety practices required for the execution of gymnastic/acrobatic routines
- Artistic creativity and interpretation to gymnastic routines
No additional information available.
Practical classes, rehearsals, independent study.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Gordon Kemp and specialist tutors
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Philip D'Orleans
Physical Skills Instructor
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.
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