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Contemporary Performance Practices Assessment Guidelines


ASSESSMENTS:

The module is assessed through a variety of practical exams that draw on the techniques learned in the units. More complete details of each of the performance exams will be distributed closer to the individual assessment dates.

 

Assessment Breakdown:
25% Practical Exam 1 (autumn term)
25% Practical Exam 2 (spring term)
50% Practical exam 3 (summer term)

 

Practical Exam 1: Autobiographical Performance/ Body as Performance
Students will work in groups of approximately five students to devise a performance that weaves together skills learned in these two units. The performance will be developed with guidance from one of the unit tutors.

 

Practical Exam 2: Projection, Installation, Performance
Students will work in groups to devise, produce, install and perform a piece of work using video projection as a core element. Students will choose from a number of different modes of installation/performance and the proposed project will be workshopped and developed with guidance from the unit tutor.

 

Practical Exam 3: Devised Performance

CPP Performance Exam brief

Summer 2015

The performance exam for CPP is a 20-minute group performance project using ideas and skills from at least one of the four units studied in CPP over this academic year: (1) Autobiographical Performance; (2) Body as Performance; (3) Projection, Installation, Performance; and (4) Walking and Performance. You will devise a piece around the following topic: change. The specific aims of the assessment are for you to demonstrate that you understand the devising process using techniques you learnt in at least one of the units during the course of the Autumn and Spring Terms and that you can navigate working collaboratively within a small group. These principal aims should be taken hand in hand with the Department’s generic assessment criteria for practice as set out in the undergraduate handbook.

The devised performances will be presented ALL DAY, Friday 15th May in G53 and G55. You may perform outside the studio, but it must be somewhere on campus and it must be approved by the supervisor. Everyone must attend all performances. The exact structure of the day’s performances and discussions will be determined later. More specific details of the performance exam will be discussed in the first Summer Term meeting (see below).

The first-year cohort will be divided into eight groups and the members of each group will be determined prior to the Easter vacation so that groups can begin to have ideas relating to the topic prior to the commencement of the Summer Term. Each group will have a nominated supervisor (to be confirmed at the beginning of the Summer Term) who will meet with the group at least twice between the meeting in Week 1 and the performances in Week 4. It should be emphasised, however, that this is a performance exam that represents the culmination of the module, so the premise is that groups demonstrate their ability to work responsibly and independently.

We will meet on Thursday, 23rd April from 1-2pm in G57 (IATL/Capital Centre Rehearsal Room) to discuss this devised project in more depth. It is essential that you make that meeting since groups will be allocated their supervisors, and the times you are scheduled to devise and rehearse in one of the studios over the following four weeks. Each group will be granted a total of 20-22 hours studio time. You can rehearse outside of those times, but you will need to find space outside of Millburn House.

Summer Term logistics

Each group has space for devising and rehearsal for between 20-25 hours, plus a 4-hour tech rehearsal (if necessary). Please note that there are several different spaces being used and some of these are not at Millburn. You may rehearse outside of those times, but you will need to find your own space. Please let Kate know if you do not need the space during your assigned times because spaces are very busy during this period. The list of times for each group is also listed on the module webpage.

Each group will meet with its assigned supervisor at least twice over the next three weeks:

  • 30 minutes to present the pitch of what you plan to do (time/date to be determined between group and supervisor)
  • One hour to show the supervisor a rehearsal of the devised piece (time/date to be determined between group and supervisor)

Each group will meet with Ian at least once BEFORE the tech rehearsal to go over technical needs. This needs to be done as soon as possible, but no later than Fri 8 May. It is the group’s responsibility to set up this meeting.

Technical rehearsals will be scheduled on Wed 13 and Thu 14 May, but the exact date, time and place of the technical rehearsal for each group will be determined once technical requirements are decided. Each group will have only one technical rehearsal.

Groups and rehearsal/devising schedule

Group1

Molly Adkin, Maud Haddon, Olivia Weaver, Doug Cairns, Georgia Nicholls, Lizzie Stowell

Group 2

Quin Boyd, Freya Jeffries, Angus Wu, Rosemary Coles, Rosie Shufflebotham

Group 3

Becky Bryant, Sam Lawrence, Bethan Pitts, Priya Dhami, Kelly Slade

Group 4

Emma Chandler, Carl Mok, Tansy Parkinson, Ellie Fitzgerald, Emily Taylor

Group 5

Alannah Cossey, Hannah Panton, Tara Cross, Jay Griffiths, Alice Vincent

Group 6

Sam Cullen, Annaliesa Ray, Jess Abrahams, Rebekah Hesmondhalgh, Lilith Wozniak

Group 7

Molly Eedle, Alex Sikkink, Georgie Anderson, Juno Kelly, Rory Boar

Group 8

Louise Fox, Mahlia Theisman, Alice Brazil-Burns, Beatriz Lourenco de Payroteo Couceiro, Costanza Pereyra

 

Week 1

Thursday 23rd April (all students and supervisors for 1 hour)

1300-1400 G57 IATL/CAPITAL Rehearsal Room

Week 2

Tuesday 28th April (3 hours per group)

16-22 – G57 IATL/CAPITAL

16-19 Group 7

19-22 Group 6

Wednesday 29th April (3 hours per group)

12-18 – G57 IATL/CAPITAL

12-15 Group 5

15-18 Group 4

1000-2200 - G53

10-13 Group 2

13-16 Group 3

16-19 Group 8

19-22 Group 1

Thursday 30th April (2 hours per group)

1000-1800 - G53

10-12 Group 4

12-14 Group 7

14-16 Group 6

16-18 Group 5

Friday 1st May (2 hours per group)

1000-1800 – G52

10-12 Group 3

12-14 Group 1

14-16 Group 8

16-18 Group 2

1000-1800 - G53

10-12 Group 4

12-14 Group 2

14-16 Group 3

16-18 Group 1

1000-1800 - G57 IATL/CAPITAL

10-12 Group 6

12-14 Group 5

14-16 Group 8

16-18 Group 7

Week 3

Tuesday 5th May (2 hours per group)

1000-1400 - G52

10-12 Group 3

12-14 Group 5

1000-1400 - G53

10-12 Group 1

12-14 Group 8

1200-1600 – HUMANITIES

12-14 Group 2

14-16 Group 4

1800-2200 – REINVENTION

18-20 Group 7

20-22 Group 6

Wednesday 6th May (2 hours per group)

1000-2200 - G52

10-12 Group 7

12-14 Group 6

14-16 Group 3

16-18 Group 4

18-20 Group 8

20-22 Group 1

1800-2200 - G53

18-20 Group 5

20-22 Group 2

Thursday 7th May (3 hours per group)

1000-2200 - G53

10-13 Group 4

13-16 Group 1

16-19 Group 2

19-22 Group 8

1000-2200 - G52

10-13 Group 5

13-16 Group 6

16-19 Group 3

19-22 Group 7

Friday 8th May (3 hours per group)

1000-2200 - G53

10-13 Group 8

13-16 Group 3

16-19 Group 7

19-22 Group 5

1000-2200 - G52

10-13 Group 2

13-16 Group 1

16-19 Group 4

19-22 Group 6

Week 4

Monday 11th May (3 hours per group)

1000-2200 - G53

10-13 Group 3

13-16 Group 7

16-19 Group 1

19-22 Group 2

1000-2200 - G55

10-13 Group 5

13-16 Group 8

16-19 Group 6

19-22 Group 4

Tuesday 12th May (3 hours per group)

1000-2200 - G53

10-13 Group 1

13-16 Group 2

16-19 Group 7

19-22 Group 3

1000-2200 - G55

10-13 Group 6

13-16 Group 4

16-19 Group 8

19-22 Group 5

Wednesday 13th TECH - Ian to confirm when groups required

1000-2200 - G53

1000-2200 - G55

Thursday 14th TECH - Ian to confirm when groups required

1000-2200 - G53

1000-2200 - G55

Friday 15th SHOWTIME (G53 and G55 Studios booked all day - times tbc)

Schedule set by Nicolas and Ian