Majors, Minors & Degrees:
Voice and Movement II is a course that focuses on the mastery and reinforcement of vocal and physical techniques learned in THTRE 2420 Voice And Movement I. Students will explore more advanced texts and movement styles, which may include material from classical texts, Greek drama, Commedica Del Arts or masque work. In addition, students will learn advanced vocal and physical technique and strategies for sustained vocal health, freedom of breath, and freedom of movement in the body. Each student will prepare and present a series of oral and written voice and movement technique projects culminating in an oral and written examination.
Prerequisite: THTRE 2420 Voice And Movement I or instructor permission.
Voice and Movement I explores the different ways in which an actor may use the voice and body to create character, with an emphasis on full body integration. Students will learn techniques to free the natural voice, strengthen the body, and do so in a fully integrated and creative way so as to maximize expression for the stage. Students will study the works of Master Teachers, such as Alexander, Lessac, Bogart, and/or Linklater, in order to learn the foundational principles of voice and movement work. The class is intended to be a required class for performance majors.