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In a non-naturalistic style of performance you may be required to use your voice in a way that is unusual.
E.g. At times you may need to sound non-human, speak in gibberish or make vocal sounds with your voice.
Diction: how well you pronounce the words
Tone: your ability to use your voice to convey feeling/emotion.
Timing: the pace/sppeed at which you use your voice (comic/dramatic)
Inflection: the emphasis you place on certain words or sounds for heightened dramatic impact.
Pitch: the height or depth of your voice in performance
- PROJECTION VOLUME
Movement and dance can play an important role. Creative and abstract movement can often express ideas and emotions effectively and precisely.
- Movements can range from full-body dance-type expresions to small, detailed actions. Movements can appear to be free form or accurate, repetitive or precise.
- Rhythm: the pace at which you use your body to convey the character(s) and other aspects of the performance.
- Dynamics: the shape and speed of your movements
- Variety: the range of your movements (e.g. bending, stretching, curving, reaching, lifting, etc.)
- Tempo variety: using different speeds of movement for aspects of your performance.
Add to both the portrayl of the character(s) and to the meaning of the whole performance. Often the rsnge of gestures can be dictated by the style of the performance.
- VOCAL GESTURES: E.g. a scream, a deep sigh, a laugh, a whistle
- FULL-BODY GESTURES: E.g. a sway from side-to-side|
- PART-BODY GESTURES: E.g. a hand signal, a nod of the head, a hunch of the shoulders
- SPATIAL GESTURE: E.g. your body language in the space and in relation to one or more of the other characters or objects on stage