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The Inspired Acting Lab at the School of Dramatic Art presents a demonstration in Fanatasic Realism a part of the Humanities Research Week

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  • Sun, 10/05/2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Humanities Research Group is proud to offer
the following event as part of Humanities Week:
   Sunday, October 5th @ 7:00 p.m.
Acting Studio, Room 100, 
Jackman Dramatic Art Centre   
University of Windsor   
The Inspired Acting Lab at the School of Dramatic Art, presents a demonstration of Acting Exercises in Fantastic Realism developed by students in the lab under the direction of Lionel Walsh.  This presentation is open to all students, faculty and the general public.
Fantastic Realism is a style of acting championed by Yevgeny Vakhtangov in early 20th Century Russia, which was lost under the Stalin Regime when Soviet Socialist Realism was imposed as the only permitted acting style.  Vakhtangov was searching for a "subconcious route to the actor's subconcious" in the rehearsal and performance process (as opposed to the "conscious route to the subconscious" employed in Psychological Realism) and wanted the actor to create in what he called a state of festivity.  Students will demonstrate the exercises developed in the lab, using scenes from the Madonna Painter by Michel Marc Bouchard.  The demonstrations will be followed by a discussion of the process used for creating the exercises, the discoveries made by the actors and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and participate in the exercises.
Please note that all of these events are free of charge and will be followed by a short reception.  Please contact, (519) 253-3000 extension 3508 for more information
This research is funded by a University of Windsor Undergraduate Research Experience Grant



Humanities Research Group
(519)253-3000 ext.3508