Monday, September 26, 2011

The craziness has ......

started. Yes now is the time for the hard work to begin for the end of year plays which will be performed between December 6 and 12 depending which studio you attend. Mark these dates on the callender now so we don't get any clashes. I would hate for you to put in so much hard work only not to be able to perform because of a clash with another activity.

This year we are going to be performing:
 "Pirate Joe" for the Green Island studio and I have seen some great pirate acting already.
"Circus Capers" for the Composite classes. You guys have started with a hiss and a roar so the standard is going to be very high.
"Murder at Mornington Manor" for the Youth class and thank you to those people who are joining Youth to help add a few more voices. I really appreciate the effort you are putting into being part of the play.

So now is the time to start thinking about how your character would behave, how would they look, how would they talk, what kind of clothing would they wear. How would they walk, would they old or young - lots of things to think about as well as remember moves, lines, songs and dances, but guess what?  ............

We are going to be having so much fun, I can't wait.

See you at class.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Almost time .....

to start work on our plays. I have been busy putting scripts together, working out dance steps, sorting music etc. It's getting really exciting. I am so looking forward to helping you learn your lines and put your characters together. Only one week to go...... Yeah.

So this week, we have to work hard on our speech, making sure all the exercises are in place before we begin any script work. Mime and movement this week will be about the 3 different panes of movement, we certainly be using those skills in our plays. Improvisation is about catching the wrong plane for our holiday - oh  no .. what shall we do ... only one thing for it -- practice using all our ad libbing skills to get us out of a tricky situation. Are you up for it??????? - Of course, I know you are.

By the way - what is your favourite Rugby World Cup team????   ---- Who is going to win??????

See you soon

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hello Spring

Isn't it great!!!!!

Sunshine, flowers, lambs, calves, doesn't it make you want to smile, laugh and jump for joy!!

Welcome to Week Six.

Well more miniscripts this week.  It is very good practice for learning our plays. We have to think about the type of character you are playing and making sure you stay in character all the way through, not just when you are saying your lines. Also let's try and learn the mini script off by heart, that way you can use heaps more acting to make your play come to life.
It's also a great way to help us to work with other people and respect what they have to say and do. Just remember to keep having fun.

Another Mime to Music this week. Remember we have been working on "wring and dab" and "press and flick", well this week we are going to put those skills together to become "grubby germs" lurking in the kitchen and find out what happens when they get cleaned.

See you at class