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Moving Texts: Viewpoints, the system and the actor (5th October)


The Stanislavski Centre

in partnership with

The Drama Department, Kingston University


Moving Texts:

Viewpoints, the system and the actor

@ Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, Lamorbey Park, Sidcup.


A study day devoted to exploring this increasingly popular approach to training and performance

seen in relation to the established approaches of Stanislavski and “the system”.

The Viewpoints is a technique of improvisation that grew out of the post-modern dance world. It was first articulated by choreographer Mary Overlie, who broke down the notions of space and time into practical segments. Since that time, directors Anne Bogart and Tina Landau have expanded her ideas and adapted them for actors, so that they can learn to function spontaneously and intuitively. The Viewpoints, then, constitute a language for talking about what happens on stage. Viewpoints can offer performers an important new tool for creating and understanding their art form. Like the Method before it, Viewpoints has become widespread amongst American actors – and like the Method – it is already becoming better-known in Britain.

The all-day event will consist of a panel discussion and practical workshops featuring a range of

leading practitioners.

Our guests will include:

Mike Alfreds (Shared Experience/Method and Madness), James Dacre (Royal and Derngate, Northampton), Lou Stein (director and writer), Niamh Dowling (Rose Bruford College) , Alex McSweeney (Kingston University) Lukas Angelini (Apocryphal Theatre).

Panel Chair: Jay Paul Skelton (Kingston University)

Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Earley (Rose Bruford College)

Tickets are now available:

£50 (Full price), £40 (SCUDD/CDS/Drama UK members),

£20 (concessionary rate, students, unwaged, seniors)

Places are limited so please book online now at:

Catering will be available on-site from 10.00 to 16.00

For further details, please contact
Dr Paul Fryer, Rose Bruford College –

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