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AAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! I just hit a random shortcut and deleted the whole damn entry!!! [Sep. 11th, 2003|01:54 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
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[Music |Pokemon in my head...I'm stuck in Slateport with no bike:/]


Anyway...got up at about 12pm yesterday and walked to wildgift93's house...had a cup of tea, ate a chocolate eclair (yum yum) and then she cut my fringe. You call them 'bangs' in America apparently...I don't really understand why!

Had a bit of a freaky moment at one point when I looked in the mirror and saw my sister, not me, looking at me...I never really thought I looked anything like her....but with a fringe, hair tied back, no makeup and the same gawky expression, I quite frightened myself!! It was all ok with my hair back down tho...

*breathes huge sigh of relief*

It looks FANTASTIC!!! (sorry doppelganger_ds...I'm overusing that word again hehe)...oh, but it does!! Like some 1940's/50's movie star-type fringe...I feel like I should be on the front of a plane...painted, not strapped to lol...

We had a bite to eat, and then went to theatre...

I'm afraid I threw wildgift93 in at the deep end a bit...I wasn't expecting us to have a full on workshop session in the first week...

I was totally knackered by the end of it too, and wildgift93 had to go home early...I do hope we didn't scare her...

Weird Cabaret is about fundamental themes, such as love, death, the body, sex, war...formed into a mix between modern cabaret, berlin, burlesque, and totally new forms of theatre that we are creating too...
...a collision of opposites...light after dark, happy after sad, scary after funny...all of this juxtaposed with light humour, bizarre 'scenes' and dark satire...brilliant fun...but we work in a 'physical theatre' style which is a bit 'full on'...not your average 'let's put on a play' mentality really...it's about hard work and physical effort...using your entire body to act...not just words and brain and posturing...

One of the things we spent about half an hour working on was falling down for example...at different speeds...and mixing that with laughing/crying towards the end of the sequence...and then we brainstormed words on the subject of death (which is our next theme)...and worked on little 1 min shorts to express those particular words...using different styles...including song...

All in all, it was a demanding, yet satisfying session, and I have lots and lots of ideas design/performance/visual-wise for the next meeting...

After which I went to work...typing 10pm to 6am again...yawn!!

Got home at about 7am this morning, and went to bed.

I'm off to the shop in a minute, and then...I'm off back to theatre for a session beginning the other project I'm going to be involved in atm...the Christmas Show...

...this isn't going to be another panto...this year it's 'Arabian Nights', but it's been written by my old theatre tutor from school...and it's folk tales from Inuit, Kurds, all sorts of cultures around, mixed in with video installations, more physical theatre (no doubt) and various other pieces...usually involving trapeze and dance too...all very exciting...

I'm going to be so stupidly busy in the run-up to Christmas now...but very very happy indeed...

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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-09-12 09:15 am (UTC)
I wouldn't invite them all...I only fancy Morpheus lolol...he can be in my dreams any time he likes;)

*pervy smile*

Bang, bang bang!! Yup...definately a lie...
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[User Picture]From: serpentbearer
2003-09-11 02:59 pm (UTC)
The Weird Caberet sounds fascinating. As part of my degree I did some drama, dance and music, including some workshops put on by MA Creative Arts students from various countries - a few of these sound pretty similar to the workshop you've described. I really enjoyed them, though it was nerve-wracking at first. It was odd to be doing that for my degree though, since it was a Maths and education course LOL
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-09-12 09:18 am (UTC)
Maths and Education had a theatre workshop??? That is weird!!!

Yes, can be a bit scary...I'm sure some people were very very nervous indeed!! I've been doing it since I was 13/14 tho...so I have no shame or anything hehe...

...I do get very odd looks/comments when I try to explain what we do...it's a kinda 'had to be there' thing really :))

Do you remember what kinda stuff you did/who ran it? I'm interested to know.
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[User Picture]From: serpentbearer
2003-09-12 01:44 pm (UTC)
not so weird that we did *some* drama, since it comes into the National Curriculum - I'd probably have to teach it (if I decided to go into teaching after all). I'd much rather that than PE LOL.

We all did a certain amount of drama, but there was an option for it in the third year. The workshops - some of them were by lecturers, involved mostly things like storytelling. But there were the aforementioned MA Creative Arts students, I think they wanted to practice on us before teaching children (of the secondary age i think) so I and a couple of others signed up for the workshops. Like you say, it's difficult to describe - they were of variable quality, but having taken part in a few theatre workshops over the years I thought it was quite interesting how what we did seemed to vary considerably depending on what country the student originated in. one of them - I can't remember what we had to do exactly, but we did it in total darkness. Which was really strange to begin with but very liberating - it was a lot about facial and body movements and sensing the space around you rather than seeing it (kind of essential so we didn't crash into each other LOL).

Rather different to my last experience of drama/theatre which was a local theatre group who seemed mostly to put on Good Old British farces. Which have their place, but...it wasn't very creative.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-09-13 09:49 am (UTC)
I've done some of that darkness stuff...very scary indeed!

Oh god, farces lol!!

Whoops! There go my bloomers!!!

(maybe an EGL possibility there...)
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