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Classes (Calgary): Ambrose University – Various Classes

Classes (Calgary): Ambrose University – Various Classes


Ambrose University is about to launch an exciting new year. Did you know that you can register to take individual classes – either for credit or you can audit.

This term we’re offering:

TECH THEATRE with Anton deGroot –
A hands on journey through the world of technical theatre exploring basic technical theatre terminology, chain of command, and introductory design concepts through class lecture, field trips, and assignments. All students are expected to participate as technicians for program productions.
Mon./Wed. 7-9PM

VOICE & SPEECH with Tara LaBerge –
This course provides continued exploration and discovery of the voice and its connection to breath, vibration, resonation, articulation, sensitivity and power. Emphasis will be placed on accelerated work with phonetics and articulation sensitivity. Students will further their understanding of vocal anatomy and health, as well as phonetics relating to voice, speech and text work on advanced/heightened text.
Mon/Tue/Thu 9:45am – 11:00am

VOCAL PRODUCTION with Tara LaBerge –
The study of singing technique specific to actors. Through relaxation and preparation of the physical body to produce sound, each student in the course is introduced to the art of song preparation for solo sung theatrical performance.
Wed. 9:45am – 11:00am

MOVEMENT with Sheahan Keinick
A preparation of the body for use as a dramatic instrument. Students will discover their full range of body movement through identification and freeing of personal physical inhibitions. The course includes an introduction to a variety of basic dance styles through Movement Labs.
Mon/Tue/Thu 8:15am – 9:30am

SCRIPT ANALYSIS with Barrett Hileman
Through readings, written critiques, lecture and discussion, students become proficient in identifying the basic elements of both Narrative (in various manifestations) and Dramatic Structure.
Mon 1:00pm – 3:45pm

ACTING 1: MEISNER with Barrett Hileman
The first semester of a year-long course includes an exploration of introductory work in Stanislavsky-based methods of acting, focusing on Sanford Meisner’s repetition exercises, improvisational technique, and basic scene work. Note: An audition is required to take this course. All students who take TH 201 in the Fall must also take TH 202 in the winter (and vice versa).
Tue/Thu 2:30pm – 5:30pm

COLLECTIVE CREATION with Barrett Hileman
Collective Creation is a year-long course in which participants explore a variety of theatrical roles through primarily non-text based forms of stimulating theatre creation. This first-semester course focuses on generating material and learning to critique and respond to work.
Mon/Wed 4:00pm – 5:15pm

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