- have own voca & reference book
- poem <Everything moves>(1997) by Jacques Lecoq
Theatre is what happens between the words.Rachel Ellish
- endure the silence
- wait until someone to speak
- just wait ‘that moment’ right before someone speak
- when actor comes up the stage, audience don’t know what will happen next; they wait in silence
- physical preparation
- Lecoq said we must teach people (both actors and audience) how we observe the world
Movement is our primary language. Body never lies.Rachel Ellish
- silence is a root from the speaking grows
- exercise) explore silence
- aim : put your attention to other person
- “Where does the movement come from?”
- Stillness = being still = motionless
- Not moving – a state of silence
- each part of our body have many different information and meaning, it come from motivation or intention of ours
- dramatic potential
- Body keep telling us something
- Lecoq said only gestures can justify because it contain meaning and imagination
Actors should train their body as they are huge containers of imaginary which can tell stories and information.
- we “indicate” things
- how do children learn to move? -> watch/observe and mimic/mime
- video of a child
- looking around, no hurry, taking all in
- exercise) explore the world as a baby and sharing the experience
- hard-working to being a baby
- have new perspectives to see the world etc.
- prepare exercise : Find 3 objects
- something meaningful to you
- happy to talk about it but it’s not the most precious
- just random thing
- exercise) “Be a active listener”
- “How do you convince someone with truth and lies?”
- “Can you convince audience as an actor?”
- filter your experience to your character
- much more truthful and believable and realistic
You don’t have to be the character but you can just make a connection to it.Rachel Ellis
- observing and knowing a lot -> experience/connect
- “Again… What is acting?”
- <Punctuation Basics> grammatical purpose
- exercise) Find “action words” which contains action
- <Hamlet> Act 3 Scene 1
- be, suffer, take arms, die, sleep, end, dream, shuffle, pause, bear, fly, respect, wrong, contumely, dread…etc.
- Reference book <Shakespeare’s words>
It was warm and bright day & being quarantined for 11 days today. I got my hair dryer (finally. Because my card has been declined several times but it looks okay now) from Amazon UK.
I had orange juice a lot not only because the school serves us during quarantine but I heard Queen Diana always drink orange juice when she travel all over the country. I may not travel (literally lockdown myself in current situation) but I bet as foreigner, your body waste “the energy ” a lot in a different country as you should keep listen and talk and think in a completely different language that you’ve ever used before. In that situation, orange juice can help you with running your brain.
To be honest, I quite distracted these days due to many things going around. There is a old saying in India, which I was not born, “people have blind mind when their mind ain’t the present, but the yesterday or tomorrow”. So I’m trying to focus on “now” more than past or future.