The great deviser's great deviser

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  • Contains edited interviews, demonstrations, rehearsal footage and performance outcome clips from some of the world's most creative devisers. The practitioners explain the ideas that influence and inform their work, how they start a piece--including research strategies and sourcing "raw ingredients"; games and other ways of generating movement and text and how they refine and structure their material. Topics include: starting points, developing material, design elements and strategies & advice.


  • Title from menu screen.
  • Originally a Pumpkin TV production, 2006.
  • "This DVD contains 80 minutes of interviews, rehearsals, demonstration and performance footage for 3 of the world's most exciting devisers: Forced Entertainment (UK), Goat Island (US) and Sankai Juku (Japan). The menu system has been authored so that the material can be viewed in two ways--by group or topic"--Opening screen.
  • CD-ROM is an online/offline web resource containing ideas, strategies and materials to help devisors. Offline resources include: video examples of student work informed by some of the practitioners on the DVD, especially commissioned copyright-free "music to devise by," materials from Goat Island/Forced Entertainment and an introduction to the Great Deviser's Great Devising Project--an online collaboration in which students are invited to upload performative and other responses to materials created by leading international practitioners.
  • DVD.


  • disc 1. The great deviser's great devisers (DVD) -- disc 2. The great deviser's great resources (CD-ROM)
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