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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You are commenting using your Twitter account. To find out more specifics about the actual Viewpoints Project, visit this page devoted to an explanation wnne the process. 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. Viewpoints, by their nature, are meant to vifwpoints more risk-taking and bolder choices in acting that are not confined by any particular expectations or a strict process.

Through the improvised exploration of Viewpoints, artistic discovery is possible on a personal and group level. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here For example, the shape viewopints 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.

Email required Address never made public. A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition:. For Bogart and Viewppints, the Viewpoints represent not only a physical technique but also a philosophical, spiritual, and aesthetic approach to many aspects of their work. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


September Learn how and when to remove this template message. The actors must focus first on the isolation of each separate viewpoint element on its own, viswpoints integrating and working them all together.

They are spontaneous boart between a group of actors that are useful for training our senses and sense of play as well as building an ensemble.

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.

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Whatever movement occurred while working on these problems became the art. Note the change from the classical and modern periods in performance art, where story always took precedence over the other elements. Viewpoints is part of the post-modern tradition, in that there is no hierarchy in the different elements that make “theatre.

Voewpoints Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition: Viewpoints is a technique of composition that acts as a medium for thinking about and acting upon movementgesture and creative space. During the course of this blog, Bogatt 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. 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.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia articles needing context from September All Wikipedia articles needing context Wikipedia introduction cleanup from September All pages needing cleanup. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat So out of this tradition of experimentation and questioning arose the Viewpoints. This philosophy lies at the heart of both Viewpoints and Composition.


These postmodern pioneers forged the territory upon which we now stand. So Viewpoints have become an opportunity for discovering new moments in theatre.

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Views Read Edit View history. Notify me of new comments via email. In their book, The Viewpoints Book: 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.

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. This article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject. Ross on December 4, at 5: Please help improve the article with a good introductory style.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But upon meeting Mary Overlie at New York University inAnne Bogart and later Tina Landau were inspired to expand these six Viewpoints dancers and choreographers into nine viewpoints for actors and theatre practitioners.

All of the different elements influence each other and work together, and can “cause” a change in a different element. You are commenting using your WordPress. You have to see it to believe it! Retrieved from ” https: This site uses cookies. For other uses, see Viewpoint disambiguation.