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Traces and Echoes: a methodology for the making of embodied performance

Temussi, V (2021) Traces and Echoes: a methodology for the making of embodied performance. Doctoral thesis, Liverpool John Moores University.

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Abstract

This research is an investigation on how movement practice embedded in the creative process from the very beginning can have a radical effect on the resulting performance. My exploration of the consequences of the use of movement as an integral part of the creative process has been conducted specifically through one major performance making project, and four other different performances that allowed me to further research and systematize a personal method of practice that I called “Traces and echoes”. To contextualize my research, I conducted an historical overview of the possible sources of movement practice as part of actor training and of performance making. I complemented my investigation with the analysis of the creative processes of three contemporary theatre makers, coming from very different theatrical backgrounds, but sharing a strong physical awareness in their creative and rehearsal processes: Kellie Hughes, Lluís Homar and Andrés Corchero.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical Theatre; Liminal Acts; Embodying Creation; Physical Traces; Physical Dramaturgy; Corporeal Mime; Copeau and Laban: ensemble and space; Creative process; Performance making; Mise-en-scène; Space as a creative tool; Dynamics of body and space
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions: Screen School
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2021 09:29
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:17
DOI or Identification number: 10.24377/LJMU.t.00015195
Supervisors: Sherlock, A, Rotondi, A and Merkin, R
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15195

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