International Erasmus Intensive Programme
The IP Programme “Playing Identities: Acting, The Self and Society” is an intensive multidisciplinary course on the work and role of the Actor in contemporary European Societies, now at its third edition. It is specifically aimed to distinguished students from the seven Partner Academic institutions, and involves professors and researchers from Performing Arts, Performance and Social Studies, and Neurocognitive Sciences.
The notion of Creolisation as a recursive negotiation of meanings affecting players’ identities in their interactions will be crucial both to stating the subject of enquiry, and to refining the alleged methodologies. Acting will be therefore analysed both as a set of techniques of the manipulation of the Self, and as a public and social practice. Indeed, the comparison of methods from diverse perspectives will offer a complex and integrated approach to acting, and will try and enable a new didactic offering through innovative acting techniques, acting theories, and social studies.
The Course consists in 5 workshops and 7 advanced seminars held by academics from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Ludwik Solski State Drama School in Cracow, Universitatea Babes-Bolyai of Cluj-Napoca, Institute del Teatre de Barcelona, Istanbul Aydin University, London Central School of Speech and Drama. It is designed for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students holding basic-to-intermediate acting experience, and a theoretical background in theatre-related disciplines. Lectures and Workshops aim to provide students with acting skills and conceptual tools for further inquiries into the work of the Actor, its Artistic, Cognitive, Humanistic and Social import both in European and Extra-European contexts.
A further relevant aspect to the IP will be the constitution of mixed workgroups in which students from diverse institutions will share their views and backgrounds. Together they will work for the staging of brief theatrical actions, to be performed at the end of the course, which will display an artistic creation stemming from their playing identities.
The expected outcomes of the IP:
- learning of new acting skills for students
- the development of innovative theoretical frameworks for further inquiry into the cultural an social role and work of the Actor;
- the creation of multidisciplinary, multicultural and ‘creolised’ performances by the students;
- the elaboration of new teaching methodologies, both multidisciplinary and “creolised”
- the creation and improvement of exchange programmes among the Academic institutions.
List of Teachings
- THEATRE ACTING TECHNIQUES
- STAGE MOVEMENT
- DRAMA THEORY
- BODY TECHNIQUES
- THE ART OF ACTING: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
- THE COGNITIVE ACTOR
- THE SOCIAL ACTOR: ANTHROPOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE
- SEMIOTICS OF THE PERFOMING ARTS
Scientific and Steering Committee
- Prof.ssa Laura Caretti (Scientific Coordinator)
- Prof.ssa Marzia Pieri (Project Coordinator) Dr. Angelo Romagnoli (Didcatic Director) Dr. Gianni Berardino (Project Manager)
The International Summer School will take place from the 7th to the 19th of July 2014 at University of Siena.
Contact / Didactic Tutor
The calendar and final programme will be soon presented.
To participate you need to download the announcement of selection and the admission module (to be sent within the 12 of May, 2014).