Die tegniek van geen tegniek : 'n ondersoek na kontak improvisasie in Suid-Afrika, met spesiale verwysing na die werk van Lanon Prigge en Samantha Pienaar

Joubert, Anel (2006-03)

Thesis (MDram (Drama))—University of Stellenbosch, 2006.


The actor uses the body in different ways when communicating with the audience. Physical theatre focuses less on the voice and more on the rest of the body during communication with the audience. Contact improvisation serves as training for the actor or dancer so that he or she can learn more about how the body communicates. This form of movement works mostly with the inner rather than the outer feelings. The focus is not on what the movements look like, but on what the improviser experience through the movements. Lanon Prigge and Samantha Pienaar developed various exercises that make the practicing of contact improvisation easier. These exercises serve as basis for their way of jamming. Their focus is not on technique, but on the physical skills en personal growth the improvisers experience through contact improvisation. Contact improvisation is associated with dance and acting, but is also recognised for its therapeutic quality. It has the ability to give insight to the emotional state of the improviser. Therefore it is also practiced in the field of therapy.

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