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Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
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Performance and Scenic Improvisation 212044/2116/2122/1/66
Study guide

Performance and Scenic Improvisation 2

12044/2116/2122/1/66
Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 3
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Joosten Guido
Other teaching staff: Anthonis Luc, Cilliers Jeanne Minette
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 180,00 hours

Caution

This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.

Prerequisites

Educational organisation (text)

The lessons are given in groups in a large room.
Attendance per semester of a performance of the Theatre Programme at the RCA is recommended.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.4 The student is musically creative.
The student creates a scenic presentation by concentrating specifically on one role from the repertoire. The student can not only analyse this character but can also present the character in scenic format in solo form (arias) and in a group (ensembles).
The student can analyse an operatic role independently and in a group.
The student can scenically present an operatic role independently and in a group.

Course content

Read the vademecum.

Acting
There is a structural structure to the acting course. First of all, the course starts with the text analysis of dramatic works in the mother tongue (for foreign students in English, French or German). These are applied in primary acting techniques (monologue or dialogue form). In a second phase, music is added (recitative form). Then we move on to the arias and later the ensembles. The student must also present an extensive role study. This is one role from the repertoire that is chosen in consultation and studied in all its aspects (during one academic year). The student must present this role on stage and analyse it theoretically in a thesis.

Scenic improvisation
Exercises to promote a supple and flexible body. Breathing exercises. Exercises in space (alone or in groups) using music. Carrying out assignments that allow the student to explore imagination and empathy. Improvisation exercises. Working on improvisation and diction on the basis of simple texts. General preparation for later performance lessons.

Study material (text): Mandatory

CD recordings
Visual material
Theatre texts/ scores
Most of the acting lessons take place in the presence of a repetiteur for the musical accompaniment (piano)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis45,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours135,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Academic yearArtistic praxis100,00