THE VIEWPOINTS. (adapted from ZZZ Teacher Training Notes). The Viewpoints, adapted for stage acting by Anne Bogart, are an improvisational system that. Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints. 1. By Melissa Wilde, Brian Lecaroz, and John Park; 2. •Born September 25th, •Bard College, NYU Tisch Arts. The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition [Anne Bogart, Tina Landau] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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All of the different elements influence each other and work bogxrt, and can “cause” a change in a different element. It was a shift marked by such events as the protests against the Vietnam War, the marches for civil rights, and the birth of abstract expressionism, postmodernism and minimalism. A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition.

This philosophy lies at the heart of both Viewpoints and Composition.

What made the final dance was the context of the dance. To find out more specifics about the actual Viewpoints Project, visit this page devoted to an explanation of the process. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View viewooints.

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They are spontaneous interactions between a group of actors that are useful for training our senses and sense of play as well as building an ensemble. This site uses cookies. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Gwiz, where are the definitions ofr aanne terms. Bogart recognizes that these are not the only Viewpointsjust the ones she finds most useful for the actors with whom she works. You are commenting using your Facebook account. What are the Viewpoints? For Bogart and Landau, annw Viewpoints represent not only a physical technique but also a philosophical, spiritual, and aesthetic approach to many aspects of their work.


So Viewpoints have become an opportunity for discovering new moments in theatre. Overlie’s Six Viewpoints space, story, time, emotion, movement, and shape are considered to be a logical way to examine, analyze and create dances, while Bogart’s Viewpoints are considered practical in creating staging with actors.

This article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject. For example, the shape of your body may carry a certain emotion with it as well – something in the space of your environment may make a story out of what you are doing – etc.

Viewpoints, by their nature, are meant to encourage more risk-taking and bolder choices in acting that are not confined by ciewpoints particular expectations or a strict process. So vieapoints of this tradition of experimentation and questioning arose the Viewpoints. You have to see it to believe it!

Viewpoints Master Class with Anne Bogart

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Improvisational theatre Acting techniques. Retrieved from ” https: The movement was political, aesthetic and personal, and it altered the way artists thought about their processes, their audiences and their role in the world.

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They rejected the insistence by the modern dance world upon social messages and virtuosic technique, and replaced it with internal decisions, structures, rules or problems. Notify me vieepoints new comments via email. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition:.


During the s, this cultural explosion and artistic revolution gained momentum in New York City, San Francisco, and other urban centers and then spread across the nation. A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition: You are commenting using your WordPress. Email required Address never made public. For other uses, see Viewpoint disambiguation. Veiwpoints help improve the article with a good introductory style.


During the course of this blog, I will be explaining the Viewpoints in more detail to the best of my ability, as well as including frequent updates on what I am reading, experiencing in life and the theatre, and the project itself once the time grows closer. Through the improvised exploration of Viewpoints, artistic discovery is possible on a personal and group level. In their book, The Viewpoints Bogrt Note the change from the classical and modern periods in performance art, where story always took precedence over the other elements.

Joshua Menard on December 2, at vieapoints Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Archived from the original on Ross on December 4, at 5: Viewpoints is part of the post-modern tradition, in that there is no hierarchy in the different elements that make “theatre. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Of course, all of these descriptions I am giving you are just words, and the Viewpoints are a method for actor training that is best experienced and not verbalized. Viewpoints is a technique of composition that acts as a medium for thinking about and acting upon movementgesture and creative space. It’s often that a performer finds one of the elements comes naturally, and perhaps uses that one element they really understand to access the other elements, which they must work to become more familiar with.