Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nox


... the most provocative times during class world theatre 'scenework' are those moments where students dance into the imaginative sphere ... that is while witnessing a scene I experience a particular habitation ...


... the acting partners within a space establish a place & in exploring the territory generate a zone to create a sphere so moving I abandon 'self' to be exiled & then occupied into a cohabitation of the sphere ... i cease watching ... the scene stops playing ... we communion ...

... this occurred during Nox by Anne Carson ... the elegy for her brother had, as Eugenio Barba in answering What is theatre?, "a particular way of moving our shared inner universe towards the world of the tangible event" ... the tangible event of the loss of my sister ...


:: note :: ... "and then your creative juices flow and you see that her elegy is meant to force us all to write." - Raymond L. Bianchi... carson always demands a creative written response/reflection ... images are of opening the 'book' ...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Woyzeck



:: note :: ... what goes around comes around ... forty years ago I performed on the Greystone stage in Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead ... tonight son Stefan performs for the first time on the Greystone stage in B├╝chner's Woyzeck ...

Thursday, February 03, 2011

A New Year - Stepping on the Spirit of the Earth


Canada Post Stamp

a prosperous peaceful new year to all my family & loved ones

"During the Jishin Balpgi (Stepping on the Spirit of the Earth) festival, a group of Poongmul (Korean drums) players called the Durepae, first travels around the village playing on the Jang-go (hourglass-shaped drum), Buk (the drum), Kwenggari (small gong) and Jing (large gong). This is followed by visits to private dwellings to wish residents peace and good fortunes for the new year through a mixture of drumming, dance and chants which everyone is encouraged to join in. In return, the hosts offer rice cakes and wine to the group and make a general donation that is used for the betterment of the entire village." - Sol

- See: Personal Stamps

:: note :: ... have always loved Canada Post’s series of Lunar New Year commemorative issues ... AeRan is on Paris streets moving from Korean site to site drumming in the tradition of Jishin Balpgi cleansing the "village" ... I took students to Barry Ahenakew sharing the story of the Thunderbird dance (Prairie Chicken Dance) at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) hosting Aboriginal Storytelling Month Oral History & Indigenous Knowledge in an act of cleansing our hearts ... great ways to begin the new year ...