Staging Techniques

Course: Staging Techniques
Year:

3

Semester:

1º Semestre

Curricular Unit:

Soc., Est. Cult. e Ges. das Act. Físicas e do Des.

ECTS:

5.0

Regent:

Daniel Tércio Ramos Guimarães

Objectives:General objectives
To contribute to the understanding of the different staging techniques necessary to the presentation of a theatrical spectacle.
To familiarize the student with the terminology of the theatrical stage
To encourage readiness for teamwork and for negotiation and creative dialogue.
Specific objectives
To plan the light design for a choreographic performance.
To plan and perform basic techniques of sound composition.
To characterize aspects of creation of scenarios, videos and props according to the needs and purposes of the choreography.
To master basic elements of costume design for dance.
To interact with the stage professionals involved in a choreographic project.
Contents:1. The concept of spectacle. Conventional and non-conventional theater spaces. New virtual stages. The choreographic performance.
2. The theatrical place. Theatrical buildings. From the Greco-Roman theater to the Italian theater and the new halls.
3. Vocabulary of a show room: foyer, stateroom, counters, audience, front of house, backstage, dressing room, régie
4. Stage vocabulary: web, proscenium, limelight, orchestra pit, bamboo, pernada, trapdoor, iron cloth, curtain, cyclorama
5. Scene professions.
6. Decomposition of the complementary elements of a choreographic project: light, sound, scenography, costumes.
7. Technical Rider and deployment.
Evaluation:A - Each student performs on stage a choreographic project of short duration, applying staging techniques (sound, light, set design, costumes)
B - Each student presents a dossier including technical rider and implantation scheme, with a detailed description of the scenic options adopted.
Bibliography:Barba, Eugenio; Savarese, Nicola (1991). The Secret Art of the Performer. A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology. London & New York: Routledge
Cabral, C. (2004). Manual de Técnicas de Palco. Mafra: ed. Inatel
Elder, Eldon (1993). Will it make a theatre? Find, renovate & finance the non-traditional performance space. Nova Iorque, NY: American Council for the Arts.
Fraser, Neil (1988). A Phaidon Theatre Manual: Lighting and Sound. New York: Phaidon
Gillette, J. Michael (1992). Theatrical Design and Production. London, Toronto: Mayfiel Publishing Company
Holt, Michael (). A Phaidon Theatre Manual: Costume and Make-up. New York: Phaidon
Holt, Michael (). A Phaidon Theatre Manual: Stage design and properties. New York: Phaidon
Schlaich, Joan; DuPont, Betty, Eds (1988). Dance, the art of Production. Princeton: Dance Horizons Books
Zettl, Herbert (2005). Sight, Sound, Motion: applied media asthetics. 4th edition. San Francisco: Thomson ed.
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