Music as Theatre Device

Music is used in theatre as a mode of dialogue or monologue that tells the story as aptly as the spoken word. In performance art, music can be used by itself or in tandem with another form of performance art (ie dance or visual art) to tell the story. In this workshop, we will watch performances from three artist collectives to identify and compare the use of music during an interdisciplinary arts performance.  Then, in groups, we will create music to accent selected excerpts. No previous music experience required.

This workshop was created as part of a two-week workshop series called Liberated Muse: Evolving Through the Performance Arts. However, it can be scheduled as a single workshop.


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