THE VIEWPOINTS. (adapted from ZZZ Teacher Training Notes). The Viewpoints, adapted for stage acting by Anne Bogart, are an improvisational system that. Anne Bogart’s Viewpoints. 1. By Melissa Wilde, Brian Lecaroz, and John Park; 2. •Born September 25th, •Bard College, NYU Tisch Arts. The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition [Anne Bogart, Tina Landau] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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They are spontaneous interactions between a group of actors that are useful for training our senses and sense of play as well as building an ensemble.

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What are the Viewpoints? September Learn how and when to remove this template message. For other uses, see Viewpoint disambiguation. A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition:.

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Improvisational theatre Acting techniques. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: They rejected the insistence anne the modern dance world upon social messages and virtuosic technique, and replaced it with internal decisions, structures, rules or problems.

What made the final dance was the context of the dance.

Of course, all of these descriptions I am giving you are just words, and the Viewpoints are a method for actor training that is best experienced and not verbalized. Views Read Edit View history. Ross on December 4, at 5: This article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject.

Joshua Menard on December 2, at 6: You are commenting using your Twitter account. Viewpoints is part of the post-modern tradition, in that there is no hierarchy in the different elements that make “theatre. Archived from the original on During the course of this blog, I will be explaining the Viewpoints in more detail to the best of my ability, as well as including frequent updates on what I am reading, experiencing in life and the theatre, and the project itself once the time grows closer.


These postmodern pioneers forged the territory upon which we now stand. Viewpoints is a technique of composition that acts as a medium for thinking about and acting upon movementgesture and creative space. Whatever movement occurred while working on these problems became the art.

So out of this tradition of experimentation and questioning arose the Viewpoints. Through the improvised exploration of Viewpoints, artistic discovery is possible on a personal and group level.

All of the different elements influence each other and work together, and can “cause” a change in a different element. For example, the shape of your body may carry a certain emotion with it as well – something in the space of your environment may make a story out of what you are doing – etc.

Viewpoints, by their nature, are meant to encourage more risk-taking and bolder choices in acting that are not confined by any particular expectations or a strict process.

You have to see it to believe it! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For Bogart and Landau, the Viewpoints represent not only a physical technique but also a philosophical, spiritual, and aesthetic approach to many aspects of their work.

A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition: Gwiz, where are the definitions ofr these terms.

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Bogart recognizes that these are not the only Viewpointsjust the ones she finds most useful for the actors with whom she works.

Wikipedia articles needing context from September All Wikipedia articles needing context Wikipedia introduction cleanup from September All pages needing cleanup. In their book, The Viewpoints Book: But upon meeting Mary Overlie at New York University inAnne Bogart and later Tina Landau were inspired view;oints expand these six Viewpoints dancers and choreographers into nine viewpoints for actors and theatre practitioners.

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The movement was political, aesthetic and personal, and it altered the way artists thought about their processes, their audiences and their role in the world. Note the change from the classical and modern periods in performance art, where story always took precedence over the other elements.

It’s often that a performer finds one of the elements comes naturally, and perhaps uses that one element they really understand to access the other elements, which they must work to become more familiar with.