January 2 to January 6, 2018
Cal State Fullerton University
800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831.
Course Leaders: Joan Melton & Jennie Morton
Participants will complete an initial six-day Intensive focusing on integrative curricula in theatre, music and dance. They then may devise individual projects or take advanced work to qualify for certification.
Although “interdisciplinary” has become an international buzz word, separate trainings remain the norm in the US and in most other parts of the world. Yet the value to performers in a more comprehensive approach can be enormous, as singers, actors and dancers seek to diversify skills, work across media, and access multiple styles.
For voice teachers, the biggest gap in both singing and acting training is typically that between voice and dance. Therefore, dance pedagogies figure prominently in this initial course.
For dance teachers and choreographers, it is equally essential to understand the training backgrounds of actors and singers in order to ensure movement is sympathetically created to encompass vocal requirements. Therefore, voice and acting pedagogies are integral to the curriculum.
While participants will not be expected to develop advanced skills in all areas, they should come out with an awareness of the physical requirements and technical language of related disciplines, and enough practical experience to communicate across boundaries.