By Anne Bogart,Tina Landau
The Viewpoints is a method of improvisation that grew out of the postmodern dance international. It was once first articulated via choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the 2 dominant concerns performers deal with—space and time—into six different types. for the reason that that point, administrators Anne Bogart and Tina Landau have elevated her notions and tailored them for actors to operate jointly spontaneously and intuitively and to generate daring, theatrical work.
The Viewpoints are a collection of names given to definite ideas of flow via time and space—they represent a language for speaking approximately what occurs on level. Coupling this with Composition, that is the perform of choosing and arranging the separate elements of theatrical language right into a cohesive murals, offers theatre artists with a big new device for developing and figuring out their artwork form.
Primarily meant for the numerous theatre artists who, within the final a number of years, became intrigued with Viewpoints but have had no unmarried resource to consult of their investigations. it might probably even be utilized by somebody with a common curiosity in collaboration and the artistic technique, even if in artwork, enterprise or day-by-day life.
Anne Bogart is creative Director of the SITI corporation, which she based with jap director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is the recipient of 2 OBIE Awards and a Bessie Award, and is an affiliate professor at Columbia collage. Her contemporary works contain Alice’s Adventures; Bobrauschenbergamerica; Small Lives, large desires; Marathon Dancing; and The Baltimore Waltz.
Tina Landau, famous director and playwright, whose unique paintings contains Space (Time magazine 10 Best), Dream True (with composer Ricky Ian Gordon) and Floyd Collins (with composer Adam Guettel), which bought the Lucille Lortel Award for most sensible Musical, an OBIE Award and 7 Drama table nominations. She has been an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre corporation in view that 1997.