The Imperatives of Physical Education in the Training of Artists in Nigeria/LES IMPÉRATIFS DE L'ÉDUCATION PHYSIQUE DANS LA FORMATION DES ARTISTES AU NIGÉRIA

By Adora, Charles U.; Omaye, Tokula Aaron | Cross - Cultural Communication, June 3, 2010 | Go to article overview

The Imperatives of Physical Education in the Training of Artists in Nigeria/LES IMPÉRATIFS DE L'ÉDUCATION PHYSIQUE DANS LA FORMATION DES ARTISTES AU NIGÉRIA


Adora, Charles U., Omaye, Tokula Aaron, Cross - Cultural Communication


Abstract:

Despite the fact that physical education plays an important role in general education, it has not been given adequate consideration in the training of actors in Nigeria. Consequently, most actors lack the physical fitness required to accomplish acting roles on stage and screen in Nigeria. In this regards, the study identifies and presents physical education as an indispensable academic disciplines from which acting instructors, actors trainees, and theatre practitioners can adapt, modify, and apply physical education instructions and programmes to the training of performing artists in Nigeria. In the process, the study applied the experimental and control group research methods to monitor and record the effect of the exercise regimes on actors' trainees over the study period. The result obtained show that the application of physical education programmes, instructions and activities to the training artists would guaranteed actor's physique and physical fitness to withstand the physical demands of acting today, so as to improved their performances on stage and screen. The paper, therefore calls on the performing artists in the academics, the management of public and private theatres in Nigeria to articulate of policies that will enable them confidently apply physical education requirements in the development of actors over a stretch of time.

Key words: Imperatives; Physical; Education; Training; Artist

Résumé: Malgré le fait que l'éducation physique joue un rôle important dans l'éducation générale, elle n'a pas été donnée aucune considération dans la formation des acteurs au Nigeria. En conséquence, la plupart des acteurs n'ont pas la forme physique nécessaires pour accomplir de rôles joués sur la scène et sur l'écran au Nigeria. A cet égard, l'étude identifie et présente l'éducation physique en tant que'une discipline académique indispensable à partir de laquelle les enseignants, les stagiaires et les praticiens du théâtre peuvent adapter, modifier et appliquer les instructions et les programmes de l'éducation physique pour la formation des artistes au Nigeria. Dans le processus, l'étude a appliqué les méthodes expérimentales et les méthodes de groupe de contrôle de recherches pour surveiller et enregistrer les effets de régimes des exercices sur les acteurs au cours de la période scolaire.Le résultat obtenu montre que l'application des programmes, des instructions et des activités de l'éducation physique pour les artistes pourrait assurer la forme physique des acteur, à fin de répondre aux exigences physiques d'aujourd'hui, de manière à améliorer leurs performances sur la scène et sur l'écran. Cet article invite donc les artistes dans les académies, la direction des théâtres publics et privés au Nigeria à articuler des politiques de réforme qui leur permettront d'appliquer des exigences de l'éducation physique dans le développement des acteurs pendant une certaine période.

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1. INTRODUCTION

The role of physical education in general education is acknowledged in scholarship. According to Charles Butcher (1975:77), physical education programs can contribute to academic performance by providing daily movement experience and instruction in selected motor activities, promoting physical fitness and good health practices toward the development of the individual. The performing artist is no exception. Movement is imbued in theatre. Various theatre events and musical performances are characterized by stylization and symbolism of movement (Wilson, 2001:109). In Nigeria, like other African countries, there are some indigenous theatres like the YombaAlarinjo theatre, which often calls for special skills in mine, juggling, somersaulting and acrobatics. To accomplish these stylized and symbolic physical movements, the performer needs be a physical fit. …

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