i-logon therefore i am

Daniel Aubin (Director)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Live Performance

Abstract

Title: i-logon therefore i am ' Devising through somatic impulse - A Touring Physical Theatre Work for Secondary School Student audiences. Directed by Dan Aubin. Charles Sturt University. June 6-10 2011. The Project: I-log toured secondary schools in regional NSW performing to over 600 students. It was included in schools anti-bulling campaigns and was indorsed and sponsored by Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. The themes of developing self-image, belonging and cyber bulling were supported by a self-reflective workshop with student audiences after viewing the show that allowed them to explore these themes. Research Background: In Through the Body Dymphna Callery (2001) presents a model for devising physical theatre that derives from somatic impulse. The 60-minute devised theatre show i-log on therefore i am was created as part of the creative research undertaken with 10 students to explore devising physical theatre for young people using this process. This project explored a concurrent training and creative process in which the work was created through the somatic impulse of the performers and not from a pre-determined script. Research Contribution: This work explores the collaborative, devising process as well as new combinations of circus, theatre, story telling and live music informed by the creativity and training theories of Callery (2001). Research Significance: The main discovery from this project was that somatic creation requires a long process. Students that are new to this creative process are met with a substantial challenge to trust themselves, the cast and the process. References:Callery, D. (2001). Through the body: A practical guide to physical theatre. London: Nick Hern Books Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRegional NSW Secondary Schools Tour
PublisherCharles Sturt University - Theatre/Media - CYCLE PRODUCTIONS
Media of outputArtwork
Size40 minute show, 60 minute workshop.
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Eventi-logon therefore i am -
Duration: 06 Jun 201110 Jun 2011

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