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DUO projects - DRM368 Devising Theatre -Animating Bodies Fall 2022

Undergraduate Course

InstructorProf. Antje Budde

Nov.1, 2022

Themes: (taken from individual student project notes)

physicality, devising with objects, power negotiation/inequality and the cultural industry, interfacing with music, cultural identity and hair, improvisation, memory loss, communication and health care, animating the dead, Halloween, memory making, animating personal objects, found materials, game-based performance (rules), food making, human puppets


Time limit for performances including setup and strike: 15 min.

Space: Luella Massey Studio Theatre – main and stage space; workshop space

Discussion: after each set of performances as time permits

NOTE: All performances will be video recorded by Antje Budde.


Take devising to the next level and now co-create with another student a live, or mixed-media or screened duo project of no more than 15 minutes (inclusive setup, performance, strike) within the course framework of animating bodies.

Photos and videos: Antje Budde


1st Hour

Welcome – Antje Budde

  • Chair Duet   By Maria-Fedra Archimandriti and Hannah DeVellis - live dance/participatory

  • What We Did Last Night By Molly Dunn and Teodora Djuric– video screening

Discussion - Antje Budde and everyone


2nd Hour

  • Memory Pathways (Walking Down Memory Lane) By Rafina Chowdhury and Yinan (Reece) Zhou - live performance/ participatory

  • Design Prelims Day By Selina Jia and Ohryong (Olivia) Kwon - live mixed media performance, participatory

  • Can I Go Outside?  By John Cleave and Gabriel Naidoo– video screening (Nov.16)

Discussion - Antje Budde and everyone


3rd Hour

  • Night and Kitchen By Simon Adams and Don (Tin Yui) Ku - live performance, animating food and human puppets

  • Barbershop Duet  By Ethan Verderber and Sina Sasanifard –live performance, animating hair

Discussion - Antje Budde and everyone


Design Prelims Day

Memory Pathways

Chair Duet

Barber Duet

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Night and Kitchen

What We Did Last Night

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Can I go outside?

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