An invaluable and inspirational two-disc guide to the process of creating an original piece of drama. Ways of getting started are evaluated and professional practitioners introduce the strategies they use to generate ideas, movement and text.

Disc 1 Filmed with companies from three continents, this disc contains a feature film's worth of edited interviews, demonstrations, rehearsal footage and performance outcome clips from some of the world's most creative devisers - Goat Island (US), Forced Entertainment (UK), Ushio Amagatsu/Sankai Juku (Japan). The practitioners explain the ideas that influence and inform their work, how they start a piece ĘC including research strategies and sourcing "raw ingredients"; games and other ways of generating movement and text and how they refine and structure their material.

Disc 2 provides extensive teaching resources including how to manage the conceptual process. It contains almost limitless ideas, strategies and materials to help devisors, including: video examples of student work informed by some of the practitioners on disc 1, specially commissioned copyright free "music to devise by", materials from Goat Island/Forced Entertainment and an introduction to the Great Devisers Great Devising Project ĘC an online collaboration in which students are invited to upload performative and other responses to materials created by leading international practitioners.
2 DVDs
100 minutes
GBP 75.00
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