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Pina Bausch & Her Postmodernist Theatre of Experience

Pina Bausch & Her Postmodernist Theatre of Experience

Following from Robert Wilson's postmodern Theatre of Visuals, we can now explore further artists and companies who demonstrate highly postmodern styles. Dance, being a non-linguistic form of communication, is dependent on creating a visual ‘poetry’ about a subject matter, as Pina Bausch discusses, “Basically one wants to say something which cannot be said, so we make a poem where one can feel what I meant.”[i] The work of the Wuppertal Tanztheater explores open-interpretation

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Pina Bausch & Her Postmodernist Theatre of Experience

Pina Bausch & Her Postmodernist Theatre of Experience

Following from Robert Wilson's postmodern Theatre of Visuals, we can now explore further artists and companies who demonstrate highly postmodern styles. Dance, being a non-linguistic form of communication, is dependent on creating a visual ‘poetry’ about a subject matter, as Pina Bausch discusses, “Basically one wants to say something which cannot be said, so we make a poem where one can feel what I meant.”[i] The work of the Wuppertal Tanztheater explores open-interpretation

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Ofsted and Acting

Ofsted and Acting

What a week! After returning from a 2 week holiday, during which I still managed to fit in teaching a 3 day Meisner class, I managed to jump straight back in to an intensive rehearsal process, launch 1 performance project, 1 devising project, 1 Disability Arts project and survive a two day Ofsted inspection. Who says teachers aren't busy? Multi-skilled Teachers in any of the performing arts fields are pretty incredible when it comes to having to be multi-skilled and

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Otieno: An Adaptation of Othello by Trevor Michael Georges

Otieno: An Adaptation of Othello by Trevor Michael Georges

This rewriting of Shakespeare’s Othello is set in Zimbabwe on the eve of the 2008 general election. The eight characters are imprisoned by President Mugabe’s off-stage war veterans who have them trapped on a white-owned farm that they intend to confiscate. It premiered in 2010 at the Southwark Playhouse, London, produced by Metta Theatre. The Black British writer Michael Georges, who also took the title role of Otieno, describes in a Facebook interview how

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Paulo Freire a Highly Influential Figure in Liberational Education

Paulo Freire a Highly Influential Figure in Liberational Education

Paulo Reglus Neves Freire . (1971 – 1997) Brazil Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people--they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress. (1968) Augusto Boal was not only influenced by the Educational Philosophies and strategies put forward by Paulo Freire, he also worked tirelessly to develop these ideas and pass them on so that others would use his strategies

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