NYU Steinhardt

Physical Theatre Improvisation

  • Course Number: MPAET-UE 1113
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 3
  • Description: Physical Theatre is the study of physical, vocal & improvisational exercises designed to free the creative imagination & develop performance skills. Through the layering of words, sound & movement, students will hone the essential ingredients & tools of the performer's craft. Focus will be on vocal & movement techniques exploring atmosphere, imagery, gesture, isolation, abstraction, timing, rhythm, spatial awareness, character development, mime, body graphics, viewpoints, & the theories of Yakim, Delsarte & Laban. The creation of original material will also be studied.
  • Old Course Number: E17.1113