Spring 2022 - CA 255 D100

Voice/Movement II (4)

Class Number: 7681

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    GCA 4650, GOLDCORP

    Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    GCA 4270, GOLDCORP

  • Corequisites:

    CA 251.



The second Performance research course in voice and movement. Students with credit for FPA 255 may not take this course for further credit.


This course builds on the fundamentals from CA254, continuing to explore the range of our
body as the primary material, instrument and site of research and action.

We will continue to practice the fundamentals of Fitzmaurice Voicework in play with other approaches and techniques - exercises and drills derived from Qigong, martial arts, dance -
as we continue to develop the solo material that emerged in CA254 into an improvised group performance.

What is already there and emerging?
How do we turn existing sensations into action: into voice, text and movement?
How do we do this alone as well as in partnership and collaboration with others?
How do we build strength that is fluid and responsive?
How do we integrate our voice, breath and body in play?


Review of Fitzmaurice Voicework®
Introduction to fundamentals of speech work.
Bringing your body to different physical forms and exercises - engaging with gravity, space, time through existing choreographies.
Practicing a larger range of expression - working with text, with movement, space and time, working with rhythm
Practicing play with others
Practicing building with others
Improvisation as practice and performance.

What this will look like:

  • Daily practice integrating voice, movement and play
  • Weekly journals in written or recorded form - as archive and material to create from, to encourage self-reflection, and as vital communication between student and teacher.
  • Regular discussion and sharing of individual and collective researchAt least one mid-semester one-on-one meeting with instructor
  • One end-of-semester meeting with instructor
  • Development and creation of end-of-semester group presentation integrating voice, movement and text.


  • increased autonomy and agency of self amid increased awareness of others
  • increased awareness and understanding of body mechanics and function
  • presence and play


  • Attendance and punctuality 25%
  • Participation in exercises AND discussions 25%
  • Weekly written/recorded assignments 30%
  • Demonstrated understanding and embodiment of concepts 20%


This course is a collaborative, process-driven, creative practice. This requires full attendance and participation in scheduled classes and assignments.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.