The product of over eighteen years of embodied research by the author,
The Dancing Word presents a systemic and phenomenological description of a contemporary intercultural theatre practice. This volume offers a blueprint for both training and collaborative performance creation that integrates the best of western laboratory theatre with the practice and ontological underpinnings of Chinese martial (
Wushu) and healing/self care (
Qigong) arts. This is a book for theatre practitioners, students, scholars, and those interested in exploring transcultural methodologies.
Daniel Mroz is a theatre director and acting teacher specializing in the physical and vocal training of performers. He leads
Les Ateliers du corps, a theatre training and performance studio in Ottawa, Canada. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Ottawa.
Table of contents
Dedication Acknowledgements List of Figures Preface – Master Chen Zhonghua, M.Ed. Foreword – Professor Lisa Wolford Wylam, Ph.D. Introduction Beginnings in Embodied Learning Chinese Martial Arts Principles of Performer Preparation Principles of Performance Composition Practice of Preparation and Composition Performance Pedagogy in Practice Martial Movement Training and Consciousness References