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A Viewpoints kialakulásának kontextusa
The Subtle Context of the Development of the Viewpoints Method

Author(s): Gábor Viktor Kozma
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: contemporary theatre; Viewpoints; Lean Ingulsrud; SITI; Suzuki Method

Summary/Abstract: This study looks at the context and the circumstances surrounding the emergence of the Viewpoints method. In order to present the artists who preceded Viewpoints and their influence on the approach, I follow the narrative of Lean Ingulsrud, artistic director of the SITI Company. I weigh the philosophical impacts of the Judson Dance Theatre, Merce Cunningham, Robert Ellis Dunn, and John Cage, then outline the work of Mary Overlie, the originator of the training. Along with identifying the similarities and contrasts between the Six and Nine Viewpoints, I analyze the works of Anne Bogart and Tina Landau. The study ultimately discusses the practices of the SITI Company, where Viewpoints – alongside the Suzuki Method – is developing into everyday, regular practices, i.e. a training. By way of a modern interpretation of Viewpoints, I address a posthuman interpretation of the technique at the conclusion of my study.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 64-74
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian
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