Music mime and metamorphosis: interdisciplinary intersections, interactions and influences between music, mime and corporate communication. Doctoral project 3 (of 3): The stylised version of you (what's mime got to do with it?)

Willems, Christiaan H. (2009) Music mime and metamorphosis: interdisciplinary intersections, interactions and influences between music, mime and corporate communication. Doctoral project 3 (of 3): The stylised version of you (what's mime got to do with it?). PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

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[Abstract]: What has Mime got to do with corporate communication? As a professional Mime artist on both stage and screen for more than 25 years, the author has been adapting and applying the techniques of Mime to the corporate communication context over a number of years, coaching corporate CEOs, Executives and Managers, representing both public and private sector corporations and organisations. This unusual inter-contextual skill transfer is the subject of both a book (The Stylised Version of You®) and series of VODcasts by the author, which form part of the author’s Doctoral Research and from which this paper is substantially drawn and accompanies. The author’s professional background is multi-disciplinary – encompassing theatre, television, media, music, tertiary education and corporate training contexts. It is also inter-disciplinary – concerned with the commonality of different artistic media and forms and how, where and why these professional disciplines: intersect, interact, and inform each other – and therefore how they support each other - rather than losing creative/professional opportunities because of areas where they might conflict. This paper examines in particular the physicality of presentation and communication – beyond ‘generic’ body-language analysis. It involves the analysis, manipulation and stylisation of human physicality to support and enhance individual inter-professional communication, and how mime performance skills specifically, inform that process. This paper discusses • leadership and the role of professional communication in leadership • how mime techniques clarify and enhance that professional communication • adaptations and stylisations which may need to be applied in that context


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Item Type: Thesis (Non-Research) (PhD)
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Additional Information: Doctor of Creative Industries (DCI) thesis, QUT. This thesis comprises the written component of the third of three projects undertaken for a Doctor of Creative Industries (DCI) at QUT. The DCI was completed in 2009.
Depositing User: Dr Chris Willems
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 06:33
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: body language, mime, multi-disciplinarity, inter-disciplinarity, corporeal, physicality, stylisation, corporate communication, leadership, corporate coaching, professional communication
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8754

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