Articulation Performances: DO IT UP THIS WEEK, PERFORMERS.

FOR TUES&THURS PERFORMERS: Check the “about” tab for principles we have talked about that link techniques of “fighting for” and techniques of artistry.
Otherwise, go in and just DO IT, you got this – at least half of performance is, as we have worked on and talked about together, not caring what people think. Stand in your fullest body and self (don’t do anything half, do everything double your normal “size” at least: volume of your voice, space you take up in the room, physical choices – think back to our warm ups, and even the workshop with Phil: USE that stuff! USE our warm ups!
How did we walk around the room with varying physical qualities, levels, weights, obstacles, motivations, how did we push against walls, turn around and surprise each other, share weight, let our bodies move us first, before we could rush to thoughts or judgement?)
…You only get points marked off if you’re not original, i.e. originally you. So don’t be afraid of yourself, this is called “Articulation Performance” because it’s about standing in who you are, and speaking as this poem speaks through you, as history speaks you. So be powerful, be ironic, fight for with humor, pleasure, a sanctity in yourself, and what you believe in).
Prepare props beforehand. Come 15min early if you need to test lights or set up blocks etc., run something in the space.
Below is the criteria I’m looking for (it’s the same as on your sheet, but reminds you: be ready we’ve got a tight schedule).
Thoughtful, Embodied Poem Adaptation & Performance Embodied, thoughtful adaptation? 50pApplied Ritual&Symbol related to History: 10pApplied Ritual&Symbol related to Present: 10p

Clarity of Physicality & Action: 20p

Clarity of Thought & Framing: 10p

Movement Two-plus practiced, full bodied moments of movement? 20p
Sound Two sounds other than speaking voice? 10p
Visual Visual consideration (relationship to object you bring in, or images, setting)? 10p
Begin/complete performance?Lasting not less than 2 or more than 4 minutes? Sense of purpose, clear sense of why you stand in front of us? Ending us with a different feeling than you began? 5p

Take in your surroundings, take your time, enjoy space you deserve? Clearly practiced timing, so as not to run over? 5p

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About mariegarlock

Marie ( is a performing artist, health communicator, & UNC-CH PhD candidate in Communication. In NC & globally, she partners with people facing life-threatening illnesses--like advanced cancer, HIV, & health harms from toxic waste exposures--as they lead creative initiatives to shift culture and policy toward health justice. She partners with diverse communities seeking health, environmental, & racial justice with methods in (1) oral history & critical ethnography (audio interviews, participant- & community-based research), (2) performing arts (story, dance/movement, & visual installation in live productions & public workshops), (3) community-generated health communication (narrative, policy-focused, & strategic messaging). In parallel with her teaching & research, Marie is a certified InterPlay Arts & Social Change facilitator, & Breast Cancer Action "Community Leader for Change."

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