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Title: Toward a Korean Language and Psychophysical Process of Approaching Acting and Actor Training
Author: Yoo, Jeung-Sook
ISNI:       0000 0001 3575 4097
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis through practice attempts to develop and articulate a theory and practice of contemporary acting and actor training from a Korean perspective by utilizing practices and underlying principles based primarily on DahnHak. DahnHak is a relatively recent form of Korean meditation developed by Seung-Heun Lee in the 80s systemizing tradition of Korean bodymind cultivation. Ki occupies a central position in DahnHaKs practice and philosophy. According to DahnHak, ki is a fundamental life force of the universe, and in relation to the body and mind, it refers to a linking state between them. This thesis examines a: psychophysical process in developing an· awareness and control of ki as an actor's creative asset along with the body and mind. Four practical projects were analyzed. In The Bald Soprano Project and The Water Station Project. I examine the psychophysical process as an actor. The Godot Project in Exeter and Seoul are examined from the perspective of facilitator/director.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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