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Movement for Performers FPB144


This unit introduces you to foundational methods and traditions of movement for the performer. You will learn how to identify your own habits of movement and physical awareness, and test ways your movement practice might evolve through analysing and applying influential movement methodologies and techniques. This unit enables you to reflect on the process of more efficient and flexible movement practices, and to consider how movement practices can enable physical adaptability and sensitivity in performance. You will explore how voice and body are connected through breath, as well as exercises for muscular release and increased kinaesthetic awareness. The unit involves gentle and sustained physical exercises, improvisation, the activation of imagination and play, and the creation of original solo and ensemble non-verbal performance pieces.


Unit name Movement for Performers
Unit code FPB144
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Theatre
Coordinator Doctor Jane Woollard
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply foundational movement skills with imagination and inventiveness.
  • Work collaboratively, constructively, and respectfully with staff and peers through workshops, ensembles or project teams.
  • Generate original solo and ensemble movement work independently and through collaboration with others.
  • Describe principles and styles in the field of movement for performers through creative practice, research and written and spoken reflections.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
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Teaching Pattern

On campus (Hobart and Launceston)

Weekly workshop 3hrs

In addition: Self-directed learning (2-3 hrs), Self-directed rehearsal (2-3 hrs) (9 hours total weekly).

AssessmentTask 1: Class presentation (20%)|Task 4: Reflective essay (20%)|Task 2: Short performance A (30%)|Task 3: Short performance B (30%)
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