|Please will you hold me?
||[May. 14th, 2004|04:06 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
|||||Sisters of Mercy : Torch||]|
I am in EXTREME PAIN!!
(but it was worth it...)
Theatre rehearsals yesterday...stupid yoga-ish exercise which involved putting one foot forward, square at the hips and reaching forward and back...way back, as if rowing...over and over... OWOWOWOW!!!!
Worked on the rest of the Mervyn Peake/Movement piece, and then a sequence with Jojo - which will be teamed up with the Weird Cabaret/crew for the Theatre-Do festival...
OMG! It was emotionally freaky/weird/rollercoaster-y...
We're all coming in, doing a 'salute'...arms up, down, up to close palms in middle as if praying and back down again - as an ensemble in silence...then there's a scientific text about how tears work... Then we get some really moving music and move to a beat of ten to stand in front of a partner in the space...
We hug as if we are never going to see that person again, EVER (the context for the hug in our heads)...for AGES...over the music...then one person breaks out, relates an experience, and someone else comes out of a hug to embrace them... The person left behind relates another incident - then goes out to the audience and asks an audience member - 'Please will you hold me?'..invites them to stand in an embrace for two and a half minutes, while the entire cast onstage come into the audience and do the same - music still running...so we end up with LOTS of emotional hugging going on while the music lasts...then back to the stage in silence, salute again, and leave in silence...
This will happen at the very end of one of the evenings...and actually caused some of us to cry - it felt like one of those evangelical rally-type religious experiences...and seriously weirded my head out for a very long time afterwards...
In fact, if it wasn't for two lost businessmen asking me directions for the Copthorne Hotel on the way to work, just up from the train station, I wouldn't have been at all grounded all evening...
As it was, I had to pull myself together to talk to them - was lost in a very strange place indeed...
Crap explanation - I suppose you have to be part of it... We have more rehearsals of this and various other things including 'noise music' on Sunday afternoon.
Right now, I'm going to have a long hot soak to try and take the pain away before I go to work this evening lol!!
Btw, yesterday I uploaded a whole lot of old pics to: http://photos.yahoo.com/vampgirl_no1
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