Through Breath To Depth: Nurturing Dramaturgical Coherence in What is The Water?
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This multi-modal thesis seeks to integrate an impulsive, psychophysical studio practice with vision, dramaturgical coherence and comprehension during the creation of the devised solo performance: What is the Water? The research identifies the character of the artistic challenge by observing my own habitual thought and behavior patterns; it introduces solutions that would engage the left-brain in the artistic practice. Through an investigation of the writings and methodologies of theatre creators such as Anne Bogart, Pina Bausch, Eugenio Barba and Rudolf Laban, my aim is to negotiate the gap between impulsive creation and conscious shaping, conjugating them into an intuitive flow. The second part of this research focuses on the autobiographical content explored in What is the Water? The play is a physical exploration of loss and belonging: facing the powerful presence of her homeland in memories, a self-exiled woman from Istanbul dedicates herself to finding a new feeling of home.