Saturday, September 18, 2010

One Of Those Nights

Definitely one of those nights I need one stiff drink, some yoga, and then to sleep for 12 hours. Sounds like a plan.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hit the Ground Running

These first two weeks have been like nothing on earth - there is so much to catch up on, so much to say, so much ahead of me, and I can't even begin to find the words to say it all.

To try and give a sense of what I've been immersed in, here's a brief course description from my music theory class, taught by the incredible Darryl Tookes.

The New Studio on Broadway recognizes and celebrates the diversity of the artist as an individual, and also a vital part of the larger community. We are integrating the elements of acting to create a world of learning with new ideas coming from some of the most innovative teachers in the profession.. The cross disciplines of voice with dance, text with music, the musicality of the spoken word/rhythm/heightened language. Spoken word, singing - a holistic approach. This comprehensive teaching methodology will itself be a theatre in process. Faculty will be open to visits from other teachers at times when an observation from another experienced caring professor might add the needed perspective on a lesson. The students are not to tiered or "tracked" as this or that, but rather, they will be seen and heard as maturing actors, works in progress, on the edge of our seats, bending our ears to the sounds, our eyes to the sun, our hearts to the beat - in the heat of theatre!

Diary of a Fancer will be getting another kick start, since this little fancer is now enrolled in Ballet, Broadway, and Contemporary Dance classes.

Here goes...