From an image to performance: dramaturgy for image- based performing


  • Shiva Massoudi Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina - UDESC
  • Nazanin Mehraein Universidade de Artes Aplicadas de Viena



Undoubtedly, it is impossible Teaching any kind of Art without contemplating the others. Based on dissolving the borders of di erent kinds of arts then interdisciplin- ary trends is so prevalent in Contemporary art. e appearance of elements of other kind of Art like Photo, video in eatre emphasizes on revising method of teaching. In Puppet eatre which has essentially synthetic quality of performance with di erent styles of manipulation and animation up to any Artist, this issue is very important. e entrance of new media to puppet theatre have been more strong and e ective because of some overlapping aspects between puppet theatre and cinema, painting and etc. To harmonize with new interdisciplinary art revising teaching method especially in directing course as nal step is necessary. Image has signi cant and crucial role in our current life and culture. e appearance of virtual media in life of humans, makes image the strongest and closest communication channel with the world. en creating and then reading image is fundamental for artists as well as audiences and naturally must be learned in all kinds of visual art or performing art. Reading image has three step which include from exact observation to pull out motifs and symbols and nally search about characteristic of images which relate the world of image to other worlds. Reading an image could help to implied direct or indirect meaning of an image and use it as a dramaturgical adaptation meaning, transformation it as a text to create a piece. Directing course in Puppetry academy mostly is nal course in which student prepareaperformance.Teachingdirectingdividedintwoskills:Technicaldirectingand Artistical directing. In Technical directing students learn technical aspects of directing but Artistical directing is about director’s approach, the insight of director. Starting with image is a good method for teaching Artistical directing and improve directing approach. is method could help the students to learn making meaning, to learn better seeing, to learn creative looking and reveal hidden meanings. this is applied in stage directing class for puppetry student in B.A and have 4 steps which is start by a selective painting. In rst step painting is introduce as a text and adopted to puppetry performance. second step is rst part of Dramaturgy which is analyzing painting and has six stages. ird step is second part of dramaturgy which is making narration or story and in last step the student search for a puppetry visualization. By achieving the narration and nding the puppetry visualization, the process of rehearsal begins. Also, in this process, light, sound and music are designed and nally each student show his performance which maybe goes toward innovative styles, or di erent theatre forms including object theatre, digital theatre. is method Improving image-mind skills, improving dramaturgical skills, introducing painting (or photo) as a new material for creating puppetry performance and Emphasizing on the strength (power) of Puppet eatre as a kind of performing art which can embrace all modern approaches.


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Biografia do Autor

Shiva Massoudi, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina - UDESC

Professor Adjunto na área de Prática Teatral - Teatro de Animação, no Departamento de Artes Cênicas e no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Teatro do Centro de Artes - CEART da Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina - UDESC. Doutor em Artes Cênicas (PPGT / UDESC), Mestre em Artes Cênicas (PPGAC / UFRGS), licenciado em Letras - Língua Portuguesa e Literatura Brasileira (ULBRA) Diretor, ator e cenógrafo da companhia teatral Caixa do Elefante Teatro de Bonecos (1991-2016). Foi Presidente da AGTB - Associação Gaúcha de Teatro de Bonecos nos anos de 2002 e 2003. Experiência na área de Artes, com ênfase em Teatro, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: Artes Cênicas, Comunicação, Programas Televisivos e Teatro de Animação.

Nazanin Mehraein, Universidade de Artes Aplicadas de Viena

Bacharel em Artes Performáticas - Teatro de Bonecos (Universidade do Teerã), Mestranda em Artes Transdi- ciplinares (Universidade de Artes Aplicadas,Viena-Áustria). Traba- lhou como artista no Lilarum eater/ Puppethous, ilustradora noKanoon book center Iran e como diretora de arte em diversas obras.




Como Citar

MASSOUDI, Shiva; MEHRAEIN, Nazanin. From an image to performance: dramaturgy for image- based performing. Móin-Móin - Revista de Estudos sobre Teatro de Formas Animadas, Florianópolis, v. 1, n. 20, p. 237–256, 2019. DOI: 10.5965/2595034701202019237. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 set. 2023.



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