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Devising Theatre Summer School 2012

Course Aims
This five-day summer school is designed for people aged 17 plus interested in developing skills in devising theatre. It may be useful for anyone wishing to perform at the next level, pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in this field. Specifically you might be teacher, have your own company, work as a solo artist in the live arts sector, direct or perform in devised, amateur, community or educational theatre or work as freelance drama practitioner for theatre companies or community organisations. The course aims to introduce its students to varied techniques, methodologies, theories and practices involved in devising theatre. The students will also be involved in other pedagogical conventions used within the Contemporary Performance Practice degree programme, such as a ‘daily practice’ of either voice or yoga training. By the end of this intensive short course, students should have: • been introduced to a range of techniques useful to the devising process • developed an appreciation of the creative process and its relationship to a final product • explored key aspects of contemporary devising processes such as the use of text, movement and the ensemble • had an opportunity to develop personal creative ideas within a collaborative process

Venue, Date and Cost
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 100 Renfrew Street Glasgow G2 3DB 23 to 27 July 2012, 9am to 5pm daily £450

“The course helped give me a much better grasp of how to devise my own pieces and combine with others. It gives you different ways of finding inspiration and different ways to approach theatre as a whole.”
Summer School Student, August 2011

Course Leader Deborah Richardson-Webb Deborah is the Head of Performance Pedagogy and currently teaches on the BA Contemporary Performance Practice course at the Royal Conservatoire. from beginners to advanced. The team of specialists. enacted. supportive and challenging environment in which all students. This creative process will be designed. PGCE students. challenging and meaningful in a changing society and industry.Additional Information Course Content This inspiring and motivating summer school is brought to you by nationally and internationally recognised performance practitioners and teachers. the UK and overseas. This will take place on Friday 27 July at 3pm in the Royal Conservatoire’s Chandler Studio Theatre. Deborah has taught in several countries including Belgium. collaborator and teacher. The summer school will conclude with an informal presentation of your work to an invited audience. and performance students. . Deborah is involved in developing an understanding of ‘pedagogy’ in a performance context and the application of quality arts practices in differing social contexts. devisor. The short course will provide a fun. Norway. During this one-week intensive experience you will work with the Royal Conservatoire’s specialists in devising performance and other like-minded people to make a short piece of original theatre out of everyday stories and experiences. the Netherlands. Poland. In a supportive and open environment you will explore and experiment using contemporary techniques to develop essential performance skills. She is an experienced director. represent a theatre movement of considerable renown in Scotland. USA and the former USSR. developed and delivered by you and your collaborating summer school colleagues. Deborah has developed and led courses for many groups including primary and secondary teachers. This short course will be suited to you if you are interested in making new theatre that is vibrant. You will have the opportunity to develop and rehearse your own creative ideas as well as those that are part of a collaborative project and ensemble. can explore and learn. both individually and collectively.

but an open mind and an interest in creating exciting new performance with others is essential. Students should bring water as activities in this course will be physical. Students should also bring a notepad and pen to make notes during classes. voice. At the end of the course students are expected to participate in a full evaluation of their experience to help us understand how you benefitted from your experience and also how we might develop our courses in the Further Questions If you have any further questions about the content of this summer school then please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Short Courses team at the Royal Conservatoire on +44 (0)141 332 4101 or via Students will be contacted one month prior to the summer school start date with an initial task to bring with them for the beginning of the course. and make work that has something to say about today’s world. and performance-making practices. schools and with community groups. Students devise performance pieces from a variety of source . Please be prepared to work without shoes if required. The programme’s broad-based approach centres on the belief that the contemporary artist’s realization of ideas benefits from the support of body. www. Further Training BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice Four years full-time This is a practical and challenging degree developing performance makers who are keen to innovate. collaborate. While you are here: Students should dress appropriately in loose and comfortable clothing that covers the We encourage performance in different contexts and opportunities exist to work in prisons. focusing on the creation of original work.Student Preparation Before you attend: No previous experience in devising theatre is required.

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