Students who showed up for the acting workshop given by actor David Barlow last week, might have expected anything. But surely they didn’t expect that “VIEWPOINTS: a physical, dance-based approach to making theater” would involve two hours of simply… walking. Walking, running, stopping and sitting on the floor, trying not to bump into each other.
On Thursday the 25th of January students participating in the Installation Art class shared their projects with the community. This being their first exhibition, the students channelled their enthusiasm into (as many of them later described it) “the perfect opportunity to express creativity”. According to David Levine, the course tutor, the class presents students with
David Levine, the founder of the Performance programme at ECLA, has been recently awarded a grant from the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (the Federal Cultural Foundation) to undertake an experimental performance project as part of the Arbeit in der Zukunft (Work in the Future) theme. In the project, entitled BAUERNTHEATER, an actor will play the role
On Friday, May 19th, Marvin Carlson gave a guest lecture at ECLA entitled, ‘Speaking in Tongues: Multiple Languages on the Modern Stage’. The lecture was most relevant for students taking David Levine’s Performance elective this term: Acting Shakespeare. Carlson is the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of the Graduate Center of the City University of
Jason Pugatch recently visited ECLA as a guest faculty member. For two weeks he co-taught David Levine’s Performance class, introducing students to the acting techniques of Constantin Stanislavsky. After a general warm-up based on the Stanislavsky Acting System and a discussion on what good acting entails, the class worked with Chekhov’s Three Sisters to explore
Richard Shriver, Provost Emeritus, will introduce students to the broad debates involving international relations today in his new elective, “Global Issues: Politics, Economics, National Security and Laws.” Through readings and seminar lectures and discussions, students will acquire a basic understanding of key concepts in international relations. They will apply theory to reality during a weekly
Finding four rooms full of students discussing labour, acting, and ethics in Kazan’s “On the Waterfront” would not usually surprise a visitor to ECLA. On Wednesday night, however, the students in the seminars were acting – speaking memorized lines originally said by other students and then transcribed into scripts. Audience members circulated in and out of the rooms and observed the looped performances,