PERA – School of Performing Arts – GAU is looking for students to join its semester based / one year Physical Theatre programme.

Where: TBC

When: TBC

Deadline for applications: 17 January, 14 February, 21 March 2022

PERA Short is an intensive program with two sepаrate but interrelated strands. Initially, the program was designed to lay the groundwork for further in-depth professional education experience in contemporary dance practice. More recently, PERA short has incorporated an additional strand that explores physical training (both for actors and dancers) and practical methods in the creation of physical theatre practice.

This one-semester or one-year, full-time undertaking is suitable for high school graduates, exchange students, and also for postgraduates and established practitioners looking to continue their training and research in an intensive study

Embracing a variety of mediums, several processes are offered on the three fundamental branches of physical theatre: movement, improvisation and co- creation. Instead of a text-centered approach in devising original performance work, the focus is primarily on the body and physicality in building characters and communicating a state of mind or a theatrical idea. Exploring and combining a broad range of movement disciplines, theatrical tools, visual languages and creative domains, the course fosters an intensive and sophisticated learning experience with internationally respected guest teachers from diverse backgrounds who will be visiting PERA on a monthly and semester basis to teach in the course.

The program is further designed to encourage a flexible and responsive learning experience. Students are accordingly able to select elective subjects across the two strands of the program as well as join and be integrated with other, school-year students studying in the PERA Dance B.A. program. This provides a further opportunity for the students to adjust their schedule according to their particular interest areas, allowing them greater freedom of access to the broader, interdisciplinary and versatile landscape of knowledge created by PERA’s educational philosophy. Students will consequently have the opportunity to work in close contact with a comprehensive list of resident and visiting teachers/ artists, as well as take part in informal presentations, choreographic showings, annual workshops and site-specific group projects.

How to apply: More information regarding audition requirements will be shared with you following your application.

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