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).
Please post as a *COMMENT / REPLY* here what technology you plan on using, and if you’d like to go in the first or second half of your day.
Marie, Tuesday 10/11, first half. Projector, Chalkboard.
or Marie, Thursday 10/13, second half, Speakers.
This way we’ll organize for a quick flow of your performances.
Remember to practice with your technology either at home or in the space, so you’re comfortable with it. The office hours times (Friday 5-7, Tuesday 5-8, and by appointment Sat 6-7, Sun 1-2) will be available for trying stuff out in the space. Write in your note here if you plan on coming to any of those, so I’ll know, and keep the space open for you.
All GOOD to your preparing. -Marie
By Tuesday October 4 at 5PM, make a post here of the stanza you will choose to perform. (just 1 of these 4, being 1: Voices, 2: Back, 3: Lap, 4: Eyes). You can leave it as a “comment” to this post.
Secondly, go here: http://unc.voicethread.com/share/2285181/ to complete Phil’s Thank You Card. Try to do an audio recording (so much better!), but write or even do webcam if you like. You can doodle on it too. Your comment, to complete credit for our required field trip, is due as well by 5:00 PM Tuesday.
See the text of the notes on performance I sent you, with directions to keep in mind for your rehearse at home day on Tuesday October 4 (get some of that quiet space for brainstorming and rehearsal). In class on Thursday October 6, we will go over your drafts of scripts for your October 11 and 13 performances of Viriato da Cruz’s “black mother” from When Bullets Begin to Flower. The catalyst sheet (/rubric) is up under the rubrics tab, above.
So much good to your performances. -Marie
PS: Here are some things we’ve been talking about in class the last few weeks.
Breast Cancer Action and Pink Ribbons, Pink Campaigns (trash cans), Pink Campaigns (kfc chicken buckets), Pink Campaigns (yoplait), and more Pink Campaigns (cosmetics like Avon, Estee Lauder etc). Also see: (Pink Washing, and more Pink Washing Q’s about representation, including of charity/research, as well as politically under explored Q’s – why are so many in the US getting breast cancer? What are some options of response?)
Multi-media and spoken word performance, a lens into Egypt, Tunisia, Long Roads to Freedom.
Friday and Saturday, Gerrard Hall, UNC Campus
* Can fill 1 of your required performances for this semester.
(*Incredible work – exactly in the theme of our course in liberation performance, these young men – students, poets, performance facilitators – traveled to Egypt and Tunisia to document the tactics, images of revolution, the poetics and lived proverbs of people fighting for self-determination. I do not know what it will hold, but I know I respect these artists a *lot* and want you to get a chance to see them in action, for your own learning).
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*Due date*: Friday August 26, 2:00PM
Here is where you will make posts, and begin to see through each other’s eyes. Notice under “dashboard” or “new” how you can hit “new post” to write and publish your work. You are invited to comment on one another’s posts throughout the semester.
The Go-To Guide:
Schedule Tab: Readings and Links for each week.
Info Tab: Rubrics and Grades (as they approach).
Home: Where you’ll post and read weekly.
Events, About: Check them out.
This week: Begin preparing Introductory Performances, read assigned material for Thursday.
Welcome to Performance 160.003, Introduction to Performance Studies. Please click on the syllabus link above to download. (And welcome back to school).