Jacques Lecoq’s theatre pedagogy in institutional theatre schools in Brazil and New Zealand: A voyage of connection and disconnection

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Ilgenfritz, Pedro
Sachs, C.
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2023-05-31
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Brazil
New Zealand
Lecoq, Jacques (1921-1999)
Unitec, Te Pūkenga courses
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Poroto Alegre, Brazil)
dramaturgy
theatre training
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Ilgenfritz, P., & Sachs, C. (2023, May 31- June 3). Jacques Lecoq’s theatre pedagogy in institutional theatre schools in Brazil and New Zealand: A voyage of connection and disconnection [Paper presentation]. Global Connections: Performance Pedagogy and Practice, Singapore https://hdl.handle.net/10652/6164
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This paper presentation is a reflection on the application of Jacques Lecoq's theatre methodology in the context of institutional theatre schools in Brazil and New Zealand by Claudia Sachs (the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil) and Pedro llgenfritz (UNITEC Te Pūkenga in Auckland, New Zealand). In this paper, we raise questions about the adaptability of Lecoq's pedagogy in the context of theatre training at the university level. What are the challenges, issues of consideration, and role of Lecoq's teaching in drama schools and university theatre courses? How does Lecoq's pedagogy co-exist with other theatre training traditions, such as the emphasis on text-based training, the need to serve the theatre industry, and the compartmentalized model of university curricula? We look at three different perspectives in which Lecoq-based teaching faces the issue of adaptability in theatre training in tertiary institutions: the first one, Lecoq's teaching mixes with the curricula. The second, it isolates from the rest of the teaching, and the third, it imposes its values and practice.
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