Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Looking Back at Recent Training....

.... Movement pieces I did in grad school that I'm glad to have done:
• Four-minute Dance Solo, embodying several qualities that don't come naturally to me, to music from The Bourne Identity;
• Short scene from 'Tis Pity She's a Whore in a found space, a well-lit corner in a much used stairwell;
• The Messenger speech from Oedipus at Colonus, done as a stylistic 'shmear' of 18th-century and naturalism, with 23 specific moves thrown in, e.g., smiting the gods, real laughter, real tears, smiting the castle, a marshal arts move, etc.;
• Creon in a two person scene from Medea in another stylistic "shmear;"
• original choreography of a scene utilizing the theme of "light and shadow," in which two actors wear fencing masks with lights where their mouths should have been and fall in love across a table to a musical passage from Vagabound Opera;
• original choreography of a short scene to music by John Hiatt; and
• performing in choreography by a classmate in a scene depicting several Shel Silverstein poems for children.

There were others, but these were the ones that stayed in my body. I"m finding the 'Greek Shmear" particularly useful for Malvolio.

1 comment:

Tim said...

That all sounds really cool. Really.