Ensemble Training Modules
Each BFA Ensemble Training Module is a progressive, interdisciplinary sequence in dance, acting, and voice applicable to creating original work and includes training in exercises and techniques developed during the last fifty years of performance, as well as strong elements of research. Each group of modules attends to the specific sequence for each year -- Year One/Ground; Year Two/Path; Year Three/Fruition -- of your study and includes:
- 80 hours of voice training in practices such as Estill, Roy Hart and Linklater method;
- 80 hours of dance training in forms inspired by artists of the postmodern movement and beyond, with courses in Contemporary Dance Technique, Contact Improvisation, Body/Mind Centering, Spontaneous Composition and World Forms;
- 100+ hours in actor training and devised work, including work in Physical Acting, Grotowski, Viewpoints, Script/Text Analysis, Self-Scripting and Project Development.
Across all disciplines, you are encouraged to discover your own creative process, participate in ensemble creation, direct elements of your own training, consciously choose techniques and develop a contemplative approach to the creative process.
Modules average 18 hours per week of total instruction with periods of evening and weekend rehearsal as required. All modules are offered on a three-day schedule (Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs/Fri) with six-hour training slots per day.