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Theatre Group

Emmet:  The English Department theatre group

Emmet (Embodied Metaphors) is the theatre group attached to the English Department of Geneva University.  Founded in 2004 by students of the Department, it has grown to include students from all Faculties as well as amateurs external to the institution. The company’s aim is to develop a better understanding of the fundamental elements of acting and performance in theatre as well as daily life. Through a series of technical exercises and games Emmet seeks to explore the impact of diction, rhythm, and the precision of gestures in the theatre. Regular weekly workshops function as an occasion to unfold a corpus of complex literary texts commonly viewed as abstract or enigmatic in order to work out their comic, incongruous and often multi-layered expressive potential. Open-mindedness, alert imagination and careful awareness of oneself and others are expected from participants in order to develop their capacity of concentration, improve the physical expressivity of their embodied selves, and nuance their diction while participating in a collective artistic project.

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